Barb | Cherry Barb

Barb | Cherry Barb

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

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° F
  • pH Range: 6.0 - 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 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.