Cherry Barb 2-3cm

  • Cherry Barb: Colorful and peaceful fish with stunning red hues.
  • Sociable tank mates: Suitable for a community tank with other peaceful fish.
  • Easy to breed: Create a separate breeding tank for successful reproduction.
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Introduction: Meet the Cherry Barb, a charming and vibrant fish that will bring a splash of color and liveliness to your aquarium. With their stunning red hues and peaceful nature, Cherry Barbs are a popular choice among aquarists. Let’s dive into the captivating features and care guidelines of the Cherry Barb.

Scientific Name: Scientifically known as Puntius titteya, the Cherry Barb belongs to the Cyprinidae family and originates from Sri Lanka.

Water Quality: Maintaining optimal water conditions is essential for the well-being of your Cherry Barb. Here are the key water parameters:

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 73°F and 81°F (23°C to 27°C) for optimal comfort.
  • pH Level: Maintain the pH level between 6.0 and 7.5 for slightly acidic to neutral conditions.
  • GH Level: Aim for a general hardness (GH) of 4 to 12 dGH to provide essential minerals.
  • KH Level: Keep the carbonate hardness (KH) between 4 and 8 dKH to ensure pH stability.

Feeding: Cherry Barbs are omnivorous and have hearty appetites. Offer a varied diet of high-quality flakes, pellets, and supplemented with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia for optimum health and coloration.

Tank Mates: Cherry Barbs are peaceful and sociable, making them suitable tank mates for other peaceful community fish like tetras, rasboras, and small catfish.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Provide a soft sandy or fine-grain substrate to mimic their natural environment. Create a well-planted aquarium with hiding spots and caves, as Cherry Barbs appreciate ample hiding spaces.

Suitable Plants: Cherry Barbs are not strict plant eaters and generally do well with various aquatic plants. Consider adding hardy species like Java Fern, Anubias, and Hornwort for their comfort.

Sexing: Sexing Cherry Barbs can be challenging, but males tend to be slimmer and more brightly colored than females.

Breeding: Breeding Cherry Barbs in a home aquarium is relatively easy. Provide ample vegetation and a separate breeding tank for the best results.

Maximum Size and Longevity: As they mature, Cherry Barbs can reach a maximum size of about 2 inches (5 cm) in length. With proper care, they can live for up to 5 to 7 years, providing you with years of enjoyment.

General Information: Cherry Barbs are named for their striking red coloration, resembling the vibrant hue of ripe cherries.

A Fun Fact: In addition to their stunning colors, male Cherry Barbs are known for their occasional “dances” or “flashing” displays to attract females during courtship.

Brighten up your aquatic paradise with the charm and beauty of the Cherry Barb. Their vibrant colors, peaceful demeanor, and lively behavior will undoubtedly make them the sparkling jewels of your underwater realm!


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