Cherry Barb Information & Care

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Fish Type Egg-laying
Fish Family Cyprinids
Sub Family 1 Barbs
Common Name Cherry Barb
Scientific Name Barbus titteya Deraniyagala, 1929
Description

The Cherry Barb (Barbus titteya Deraniyagala, 1929) is a tropical fish belonging to the Barb family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Sri Lanka, this peaceful cherry-red fish is mostly found in community tanks by fish keeping hobbyists. It will grow in length up to 2 inches (5 centimeters). The Cherry Barb is less of a schooling fish than other Barbs and should best be kept in pairs. It will live for many years in captivity.

Cherry Barbs are harmless fish. They prefer a well planted environment with rocks and driftwood but still need plenty of space to school. Its native environment is one of heavily shaded, shallow, and calm waters. Their native substrate is one of silt with leaf cover. Cherry Barbs natively live in a tropical climate and prefer water with a 6.0 - 8.0 pH, a water hardness of 5.0 - 19.0 dGH, and a temperature range of 74 - 81 F (23 - 27 C).

Females and immature males have well-defined marks. These marks will fade in the mature males. Males have a cherry-red color and the females have a pink-brown color.

An open water, substrate egg-scatter, the adult barbs will spawn around 200 to 300 eggs in a single spawning. The pair will try and eat as many eggs as possible when finished and must be removed from the eggs to prevent this. The eggs hatch in 1 to 2 days and then will be free-swimming after 2 days.

From wikipedia.org

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Albino Cherry Barb

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Fish Name Albino Cherry Barb
Scientific Name Puntius Titteya
Description: Albino Algae Eater, Cherry Barbs, Neon Tetras, Glowlight Tetras. One Cherry Barb looks faded he was sleeping all my fish turn faint when the lights are off because they're at thier most comfortable when sleeping, I turned the lights on so I can get good still pictures of the fish. When the lights are on they're Colorful!

Cherry Barb

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Fish Name Cherry Barb
Scientific Name Puntius Titteya
Description: Cherry Barb - female

Albino Cherry Barb

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Fish Name Albino Cherry Barb
Scientific Name Puntius Titteya
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Cherry Barb

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Fish Name Cherry Barb
Scientific Name Puntius Titteya
Description: male cherry barb

Albino Cherry Barb

freshwater fish - puntius titteya - albino cherry barb stocking in 38 gallons tank - Albino Algae Eater, Neon Tetras, Cherry Barbs. Best way to take pictures of fish staying still are to turn off the lights and wait 20 mins and turn it back on so you can take good still photos!
Fish Name Albino Cherry Barb
Scientific Name Puntius Titteya
Description: Albino Algae Eater, Neon Tetras, Cherry Barbs. Best way to take pictures of fish staying still are to turn off the lights and wait 20 mins and turn it back on so you can take good still photos!