Cherry Barb Male/Female Ratio

Discussion in 'Cherry Barbs' started by soccermatt, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. soccermattValued MemberMember

    hi,
    i hope to add 6 cherry barbs and i was wondering how many males and females i should buy. I was hoping to have more males.
    Thanks
     
  2. platy ben

    platy benWell Known MemberMember

    ideally you should have less amles, for a group of 6 I would have a maximum of 3 males, but when stocking barbs I try to follow 1 male- 2 females.
     
  3. DigglyWell Known MemberMember

    I think the general rule with all fish is more males to females to cut aggression. I have a 1m to 2f ratio with my barbs and have no problems.
     
  4. freak78

    freak78Well Known MemberMember

    I was talking to the aquarium guy at the fish store yesterday and he said they do better in odd number's like 3 or 5.
     
  5. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I keep all of my barbs species in a close to even m/f split, with a couple extra females.
     




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