The Cherry Barb (Puntius titteya) is a small, docile species of barb. They have pink bodies, with a couple stripes of brown scales going down the length of their bodies. They range from being bright hot red, to a more muted beige-pink tone. Males tend to be more colourful than the females of this species.
These small barbs typically stay around 1-inch in length. They are a shoaling species of fish, and should be kept in schools of 3 or more. These fish do best in temperatures from the low 70's to high 70's. These fish will live 5 years on average if well cared for. A minimum tank size of 15 gallons is recommended for a small shoal of cherry barbs.
Cherry Barbs are extremely easy to care for, and get along with a wide variety of community fish (unlike many other barb species). These fish are a little shy and don't do well in baren tanks. Make sure your shoal has a place to hide when feeling insecure. They do not harass other fish, and would be able to live with slow-moving or long-finned community fish without issue.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen. This listing is for both male and female specimens.