Rosy Barb Care Guide

Rosy Barb
(Puntius conchoneus)

Common names:
Rosy barb, Red barb.
Size: 14cm
pH: 6.0 – 8.0
Tempº: 18ºC - 26ºC (64 F - 78 F)
Tank region: All layers
Origin: India, Bengal, Assam.
Gender: Males are completely red, females are more silver.
Notes: Rosy barbs are some of the largest commonly kept schooling fish. They are great fish for the larger community, being active and peaceful. There are many different varieties of rosy barb, including the Long Fin Rosy Barb and Neon Rosy Barb. Since they are schooling fish they need to be kept in numbers of at least 6 in the aquarium to prevent stress and fin nipping. They prefer their water to be cooler than the average tropical aquarium – and make good candidates to the cool water tank.





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