Albino Cherry Barb (Puntius titteya)
The Albino Cherry Barb is a slender species of Barb fish, distinct from other Barb species. This fish features a cream to pink coloration and pink eyes, which add to its unique appearance. Unlike some of its Barb counterparts, the Albino Cherry Barb is known for its peaceful temperament and is a great addition to any community aquarium. These small yet enchanting fish grow to a size of 1.5 to 2 inches in length.
These speedy swimmers are peaceful schooling fish, and they truly shine when kept in groups of at least 6, allowing them to display their stunning coloration and mesmerizing swimming patterns.
Tank Habitat and Care:
To ensure the best environment for this species, providing a well-planted aquarium of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water is recommended. Rocks and driftwood can be added as decoration, but ample space for swimming should be left. It is important to note that the Albino Cherry Barb is a timid fish and should be housed with other fish of similar temperament. They prefer water temperatures between 72°F and 78°F and a pH level of 6.0 to 7.0. Maintaining stable water parameters is essential, as these fish can be sensitive to sudden changes in water quality. Proper filtration and regular water changes are crucial to maintaining their well-being.
Albino Cherry Barbs are omnivorous and require a balanced diet to maintain their health and vibrant coloration. A high-quality flake or pellet food should make up the majority of their diet, supplemented with occasional servings of live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms. This variety will ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients for a healthy and happy life.
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