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The Cherry Barb is an elegant fish that will add a splash of color to any aquarium. They require a well-planted tank of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Rocks and driftwood can be added to the tank to provide cover and visual interest, but should be arranged to ensure there is plenty of open swimming space. It’s important to note that this fish is very timid, so it should only be housed with other fish of a similar temperament. With the right setup, the Cherry Barb can be a peaceful and rewarding addition to any home aquarium.
It is essential to ensure that the aquarium is large enough to accommodate several Barbs, as overcrowding can lead to unwanted aggression and stress. Additionally, it is important to take great care when introducing the pair of Barbs to the tank, as they may become aggressive with each other. Furthermore, it is recommended to keep a close eye on the process of egg-laying and fertilizing, as the female may require assistance in this process. Finally, once the fry become free-swimming, they must be provided with a suitable diet that consists of newly hatched brine shrimp and crushed flake food.
The Cherry Barb needs to be fed a variety of foods to keep it healthy. This includes vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed a quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.