Cherry Barb (Puntius Titteya)
The Cherry Barb is a vibrant and active fish that adds a pop of color to any aquarium. Cherry Barbs, also known as Cherry Fin Barb, is an elegant and vibrantly colored freshwater fish that will instantly enhance the beauty of your aquatic environment. With their shimmering red hue and striking cherry-colored fins, 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.
These barbs are lively and playful fish that enjoy swimming around and exploring their surroundings. A peaceful species, the Cherry Barb coexists harmoniously with other similarly sized and temperament tank mates. Bring a splash of color to your aquarium with the beautiful Cherry Barb.
Tank Habitat and Care:
The Cherry Barb thrives in a well-maintained aquarium of at least 20 gallons, with plenty of live plants, driftwood, and smooth rocks to create hiding spots and replicate their natural habitat. 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.
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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