Rosy Barb, Male

lg 97180 Rosy Barb 2
Latin name: (Puntius conchonius)

Care Level





Red, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



The Rosy Barb is a peaceful and hardy fish, perfect for the novice aquarist. They can be kept in groups of 6 or more, making them an interesting addition to any tank. With the right environment and tank mates, they are sure to bring life and joy to the aquarium. Additionally, they are tolerant of a wide range of water conditions, making them relatively easy to care for. With their vibrant colors and peaceful nature, the Rosy Barb is sure to be an admirable inhabitant of any aquarium.

It is absolutely essential to ensure optimal conditions for breeding the Rosy Barb. To this end, two females should always be housed with one male in a tank with coarse gravel. After the eggs have been laid, the parents should be removed from the tank to ensure their safety. The fry will hatch in approximately three days, and should then be fed baby brine shrimp to ensure proper nutrition. As the fry grow, they can then be transitioned to crushed flake food. To ensure a successful breeding, it is important to monitor the water conditions and adjust them accordingly. Additionally, regular water changes should be done to keep the tank healthy.

The Rosy Barb needs to be fed a variety of foods in order to keep it healthy and content. This includes vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feeding a quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms will keep the fish healthy and content.

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