Cherry Barb

Cherry Barb

Male Cherry barb in spawning color
Latin Name: Barbus titteya

Common Name:Cherry Barb

Origin: Sri Lanka

Size: 2 inches (5 cm)

Sexual Differences: Males are more colorful

Suggested Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallon +

Water Chemistry: Adapts to most local water conditions

Preferred Temperature:
68-80°F (20-27°C)

Feeding: Easy - flakes, pellets, frozen, small live foods

Compatibility: Not aggressive

Availability: Common

Tankmates: Any small non-aggressive aquarium fish


This is one of the more friendly peaceful Barbs.
The males will turn bright cherry red when in spawning condition.
A 5 gallon tank will be fine for a pair or trio.
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