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Puntius titteya (Cherry Barb)

A common barb that is often found in shops. They are peaceful but territorial Keep in a large group (ten or more specimens), otherwise small numbers of fish tend to become territorial.

Females are a dull brown colour whilst males are red and develop a very deep red colour when in breeding condition.

Tropical Fish 2 Your Door stock

Buy this fish online today from Wildwoods:
Fish Sex: Any or Unsexed, Size: 2-3cm, Price: £2.95 View shop
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Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Can be a little difficult to breed, Ideal water conditions for breeding are soft and slightly acidic. Place a conditioned pair into a well planted breeding tank. If they do spawn the fish will scatter their eggs on the plants which the parents will seek out and eat so always remove the parents after spawning. Once the fry are free swimming feed them on infusoria and other suitable fry foods.

Family Group: Barbs
Distribution Sri Lanka
Temperature 23-26C
Size Around 5cm
Water Parameters Soft, acidic water preferred
Water PH 6.5-7.0

Useful sources of information:

For a well illustrated and detailed reference guide on this and many other fish, consider the Baensch Aquarium Atlases. Volume 1 contains all the common species, and later volumes cover more unusual species. You can buy these books here.

Shop stock

The latest shops to have this fish stocked in-store are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.

Amwell Aquatics - Epping Epping CM16 6LX View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics@ St Albans Hertfordshire AL2 1DL View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Crowland Peterborough PE6 0JB View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Lincoln Lincoln LN6 9BY View shop
World of Water - Romsey Hampshire SO51 0HB View shop
Aquahome Aquatic Centre Lancashire PR25 5XW View shop
World of Water - Manchester Cheshire. WA15 7PJ View shop
The WaterZoo Peterborough PE1 2PE View shop
Woodford Aquatics London E18 1EJ View shop
Wildwoods Middlesex EN2 9BP View shop
Wholesale Tropicals London E2 0AA View shop
Aquatic Design Centre London SW12 0PS View shop

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