Red Glass Rosy Barb

Barb | Red Glass 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: Pethia conchonius

Common Name: Red Glass Rosy Barb, Rosy Glass Barb, Red Glass Barb

Adult Size: 3 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: Asia

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

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

    Temperament: Peaceful

    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 are generally more colorful than females but the bright colors will not usually develop without the presence of females.