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Cherry Barb

 

Family: CYPRINIDAE
Species: Puntius titteya
Common Name: Cherry Barb
Size: Up 2 inches (5 cm)
Habitat: MAINLAND SOUTH ASIA: slow moving water in streams throughout Sri Lanka.
Min Tank Size: At least 15 gallons for a school of six.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, and live food.
Behavior: Peaceful, timid, schooling fish. Fin-nipper, Do not mix with angelfish or gouramis.
Water: Temperature 73°F to 81°F (23-27°C), pH: 6.0 to 7.5, Hardness: Soft to medium. dH range: 4.0 - 18.0
Care: width="75%" Easy, Keep in schools of at least six, more is better.
Communities: Good with fish of similar size. Like most barbs they may nip if not in a school.
Suitability: Good.

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