Cherry Barb Fish

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Cherry Barb fish (scientific name, Puntius Titteya) is one of the best choices for your nano aquarium fish tanks. With the body reflecting the fiery red sheen coloration (mostly seen in males while that of the females tend to be golden brown and cream), this fish will absolutely be a highlight to your community tank. Not only that, these Barbs are known for their hardiness, adaptability, ease of breeding, peaceful yet outgoing disposition. With many advantages, they are ideal fish for both the beginners and experts. Their average size is around 2 inches in length and generally kept in schools of 6 or more. Thus, to make them feel comfortable, we recommend using a tank of 10-20 gallons in minimum. Nevertheless, the larger your tank is, the more pleasant your fish feel. Cherry Barbs thrive in tropical climates with little change in temperature (they have currently established in Mexico and Colombia). They also like heavily shaded, calm bodies of water. Hence, they would love to live in an aquarium sharing those similarities. Planted tanks, especially those that have floating plants and dark substrate are recommended. Since they are peaceful, you can put them with other fish that share this nature, such as tetras, bettas, kuhli loaches.

Please be careful about the ratio of males to females when keeping a group of Barbs as males tend to harass females during spawning. If that is the case, the females will get stressed which could lead to health complications.


What You Can Expect From This Fish:

  • Ideal for nano and planted aquariums
  • Impressive coloration, and very active and noticeable fish in any aquarium
  • Peaceful disposition 


RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:

  • Temperature: 72° - 79° F (22° - 26° C)
  • pH: 6.0-8.0
  • KH: 3 - 18 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 10-20 gallons. However, the bigger, the better 


CARE GUIDELINES:

  • Diet: Cherry Barb will accept high-quality flake food, pellets, and live, frozen, or freeze-dried Artemia, microworms, Tubifex, and finely chopped bloodworms. They also require a good amount of vegetable matter in its diet. 
  • Social behavior: Peaceful, schooling/ shoaling
  • Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Sri Lanka, established in Mexico and Colombia recently
  • Average adult size: 1.5 - 2 inches (3.8 - 5 cm)
  • Average purchase size: 5 inch (1.3 cm) 

See more details about the care guide for Cherry Barb here.



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Live Arrival Guarantee:

We have a lot of experience with shipping live fish orders. In 2021, Our records showed that we only have a 0.5 % Dead on Arrival rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard is at 1.5%. This means that out of 1000 live orders that we shipped to our customer only 5 orders would have fish that arrived dead.

At Splashy Fish, we ensure that our customers are happy and satisfied with their orders. We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all of our animals that are shipped to the customer via USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

Splashy Fish has the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection if these circumstances include: 

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipped method. 
  2. Shipping address to a PO Box
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer. 
  4. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, FedEx offices no longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  5. Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  6. Live Arrival Guarantee claim made after the arrival period is mentioned below. 
  7. The Fish/Animal have to be in original packaging. 

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

For Snails48 hours of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

How to claim for Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

If there is an incident when your fish are delivered "dead on arrival,” 

  1. Take 1 picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Take 2 pictures of each of the fish bags that is dead on arrival (the pictures have to show the bag in its original condition, unopened with the original rubber band)
For Snail: Snail generally take longer to acclimate, our customer will have 48 hours of posted delivery time to claim for Live Arrival Guarantee. Please place the snail at the one corner of the tank and within 48 hours and any snail didn't move. Please take pictures of the snail where the opening. 
  1. Send us an email to DOA@splashyfishstore.com with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number OR messaged us on our social media
  2. Body of the text: Your tracking number
  3. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above. 

After submitting all the information required above it will take us 1 to 3 business days to determine the cause of dead on arrival. If the claim was valid and approved by our team, There is two option for you to choose from:

  1. Complimentary one-time replacement of the fish you ordered (pending current inventory availability). Customers are responsible for the replacement shipping charge. 
  2. Received the store credit for future purchase of the dead on arrival fish excluding the shipping cost. 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim doesn't include all the requirements listed above, Splashy Fish has all the rights to reject your claim.

 

 

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

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