Long Fin Rosy Barb

Barb | Long Fin Rosy 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 conchonius

Common Name: Long Fin Rosy Barb, Highfin Rosy Barb

Adult Size: 6 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: Northern India, Bangal, and Assam

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

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

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive and may fin nip

    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. 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. Neither parent cares for the eggs after spawning and will eat them if not removed from the breeding tank immediately. The eggs will hatch in about 30 hours. Free-swimming fry should be fed infusoria, a liquid fry food, or newly hatched baby brine shrimp at least three times a day. 

    Gender: Males have a brighter pinkish color and females are slightly plumper. Females do not have any black color in their fins while males do.