Greenstripe Barb(බන්ඩි තිත්තයා)


The Greenstripe Barb(බන්ඩි තිත්තයා, පොඩි පෙතියා ), Puntius vittatus, is a tropical freshwater and brackish fish belonging to the Cyprininae subfamily of the Cyprinidae family. It originates in inland waters in Asia, and is found in Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka. Besides being called Silver Barb, sometimes it is referred to as Striped Barb, a name it shares with Puntius johorensis (formerly known as P. eugrammus).

The greenstripe barb is an open water, substrate egg-scatterer, and adults do not guard the eggs.The fish will grow in length up to 2 inches (5 centimeters)The greenstripe barb is of commercial importance in the aquarium trade and is also commonly used as bait.

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