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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Cherry barb

Picture of Cherry barb Picture of Cherry barb
Common nameCherry barb
Scientific namePuntius titteya
SynonymsBarbus titteya, Capoeta titteya (not valid)
Size2" (5cm)
OriginSri Lanka
Tank setupPlanted tank with plenty of cover and some open swimming space.
CompatibiltyA peaceful barb for the community tank.
Temperature23-26oC (73-79oF)
Water chemistryFairly soft to medium hard, around neutral pH (6.5-7.5)
FeedingOmnivorous: most foods accepted, include a vegetable component.
SexingWhen breeding, males become an deep cherry red, females are brownish-red.
BreedingSpawn on fine leaved plants. Eggs hatch in 24 hours. As with other barbs, the parents are likely to eat the eggs if they have the opportunity.
Comments This species is not as inclined to shoal as other barbs, and individuals will tend to stick to their own space in the aquarium. They are especially suitable for keeping as a single pair.


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