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Rosy Barb Puntius conchonius
Price: £4.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 21 in stock
Water Chemistry: Adaptable
Care Level: Easy
Schooling Fish: Yes
These are the Long Fin variety , beautiful colours !
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Females Only|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.5 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Puntius conchonius (Rosy Barb)
A very popular and colourful fish which is widely available. Selective breeding has resulted in long finned varieties being made available.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
A shoaling fish and consequently should be kept in a group. Boisterous, very active fish well suited to subtropical aquaria. Can be a fin-nipper, so shouldn't be mixed with fancy goldfish.
Sexing is relatively easy, the males have a rosy red body below the lateral line above which they have a silvery green colouration. The females are dull in colouration with silvery greenish/yellow bodies.
They are egg scatterers and will spawn amongst plants. These fish will readily eat their own eggs. As soon as breeding has taken place the eggs or fish should be removed from the tank. The eggs will hatch in around one day and the fry will be free swimming in around three days. Once the fry are free swimming feed them on newly hatched brine shrimp and other suitable fry foods.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Size||Up to 15 cm, usually smaller|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|