Cherry Barb "Puntius titteya"
Less than 2"
74-79° F, KH 4-10, pH 6.0-7.0
General: A member of the scientific genus Puntius that is simple to breed, the Cherry Barb is relatively peaceful and provides plenty of color. Naturally from the shaded sections of slow-moving streams in Sri Lanka, the Cherry Barb can make a great addition to other small community species in aquaria. Keeping the Cherry Barb in a heavily planted tank with a 1:3 male to female ratio will result in optimal color being shown by the male fish.
Fecundity (Reproduction): The female Cherry Barb may produce up to 300 eggs per clutch. This egg scattering species actively seeks heavily planted areas to deposit adhesive eggs.
Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (6.0 to 7.2 pH), intermediate water hardness (3 to 12 dGH)
Aquarium Diet: Brine shrimp, baby brine shrimp, blackworms, spirulina, general flakes
Compatibility: The Cherry Barb is compatible with a large variety of smaller community species. However, they may attempt to defend a territory rather aggressively after spawning.