Cherry Barb Fish (Puntius Titteya)

Cherry Barb Fish (Puntius Titteya)

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Cherry Barb’s scientific name is Puntius titteya and they are part of the Cyprinidae family. Carps and minnows are part of this family, as well as the Celestial Pearl Danio. It is actually the largest family of fish in the world with over 2000 species worldwide.

Cherry Barbs are brightly colored fish and one of the most popular in their family. Their bright colors and schooling nature are adored by aquarists of all levels. They are hardy fish which makes these fish perfect for experts or beginners. This fish will fit nicely into planted tanks as they will use the plants to hide when threatened, especially in the female’s case as males tend to harass females during breeding.

They live for between five and six years and they’ll eat a wide range of food and can even be fed certain foods that will bring out even more color than normal.

Due to their schooling behavior, they bring so much color and activity to the middle of your tank. We recommended to purchase 6 plus fish therefore they can maintain their schooling behavior.