Other Cherry Barb Names:
Cherry Barb Scientific Name:
Puntius titteya, Barbus titteya, Capoeta titteya
Cherry Barb Temperament:
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:
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.
Cherry Barb Diseases:
None specific to species.
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