Cherry Barb

Other Cherry Barb Names: Cherry Barb

Cherry Barb Scientific Name: Puntius titteya, Barbus titteya, Capoeta titteya

Cherry Barb (Puntius titteya))

Temperature Range: 72°F-82°F
pH Range: 6-8
Hardness Range: 5-20°

Family: Cyprinidae

Species Type: Cyprinids

Cherry Barb Adult Size: 2 inches (cm)

Cherry Barb Life Expectancy: 4 years

Cherry Barb Habitat: Asian streams

Cherry Barb Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

Cherry Barb Temperament: Peaceful and a bit skittish

Cherry Barb Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - does well with flake foods

Cherry Barb Description: Keep dense vegetation and some floating plants in the tank. The Cherry Barb is a loner and will hide from other Cherry Barbs in these plants. This fish is great for beginners and very easy to keep.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other small community fish such as danios, guppies and glass fish.

Cherry Barb Breeding & Spawning: Place pairs in a small, densly planted breeding tank. Remove the fish after spawning so they don't eat the eggs. The Cherry Barbs hang their eggs by a thread to the plants.

Determining Cherry Barb Sex: Males are smaller and a deep pink (cherry) with a dark, speckled, central stripe and a hint of brown along the top. Females are much plumper and have a walnut brown stripe on top, then a dark, speckled, central stripe like the male with an almost golden stripe between. The rest of her body is off-white and she has cherry pink fins, also like the male.

Aquarium Region: All over

Cherry Barb Diseases: None specific to species.

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