Barb | Male Rosy Barb

Barb | Male Rosy Barb

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Scientific Name: Puntius conchonius

Common Name: Rosy Barb, Red Barb

Adult Size: 6 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 Years

Habitat: Northern India, Bangal, and Assam

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallon

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 74-79° F
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.0
  • Hardness Range: 4-10

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive

    Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore;  will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods. To keep a good balance give them a high quality flake food everyday. Feed brine shrimp (either live or frozen) or blood worms as a treat. Supplement with color foods for best results in appearance.

    Breeding & Spawning: Moderately easy to breed and become sexually mature when they have attained a size of 2.5 inches. Select breeding pairs from the school that have excellent markings and strong color. They are egg layers that scatters their eggs rather than having a specific breeding site. The eggs are adhesive and will fall to the substrate.

    Gender: Difficult to tell when they are young, but as they get older the male becomes redder and more slender. The female remains smaller in general.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart


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