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Rosy Barb Puntius conchonius

Category: Barbs

Size: 3-4cm

Price: £4.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 21 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: Yes


These are the Long Fin variety , beautiful colours !


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Females Only
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.5 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 3-4cm

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Asia
Temperature 18-22 C
Size Up to 15 cm, usually smaller
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0