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Cherry Barbs are a popular and colorful species of freshwater fish that are native to Sri Lanka. These small, peaceful fish are ideal for beginner aquarists due to their hardy nature and ease of care.


Cherry Barbs thrive in a well-planted aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and open swimming areas. They require a tank size of at least 10 gallons and can grow up to 2 inches in length. These fish are known for their peaceful disposition and can coexist with other peaceful fish, such as tetras, guppies, and other small community fish.


Cherry Barbs are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, frozen or live foods, and vegetables. They also enjoy occasional treats of small insects or worms. Providing a varied and balanced diet will help to ensure their overall health and vitality.


One of the most striking features of Cherry Barbs is their bright red coloration, which is accented by iridescent gold markings. Male Cherry Barbs have a deeper and more intense color than females, which are generally paler in comparison. Cherry Barbs are a beautiful and lively addition to any community aquarium.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.0-8.0
  • gH: 8-12
  • kH: 4-8
  • TDS: 150-300 ppm
  • Temperature: 72-82°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Cherry Barb

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