Barb | Cherry Barb

Barb | Cherry Barb

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Scientific Name:  Puntius titteya

Common Name: Red Cherry Barb

Adult Size: 2 inches

Life Expectancy: 4-10 years

Habitat: Tropical shallow, slow moving, well shaded streams of Sri Lanka from Kelani to the Nilwala basin.

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 73-80.5° F
  • pH Range: 6.0-8.0
  • Hardness Range: 4-10

    Temperament: Peaceful

    Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; should be fed a variety of foods including vegetables and meaty foods. Consider a good quality flake food along with occasional feedings of live brine shrimp, daphnia, bloodworms, and frozen foods.  They also enjoy eating algae.

    Breeding & Spawning: Place several of them in an aquarium until they pair off.  When a pair comes together, the female will lay the eggs with the male following closely behind her fertilizing them. In about five days the fry will be free swimming.

    Gender: Adult males are noticeably smaller, slimmer, and more colourful than females, especially when in spawning condition.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart


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