Cherry Barb - Barbus titteya
Species name: Barbus titteya
Synonym: Capoeta titteya; Barbus frenatus, Puntius titteya
Common name: Cherry Barb
Maximum size: 3.8-5.1cm / 1.5 to 2 inches
Origin: Sri Lanka.
Company: Barbus titteya (Cherry Barb) should only be kept with other small species.
Water parameters: Temperature 23-27°C / 73-81°F; pH 6-6.5
Aquarium setup: Barbus titteya (Cherry Barb)Are very timid and more peaceful then most other barbs. They prefer an aquarium with a lot of vegetation with some open areas to swim on. They should only be kept in schools of 6 or more fishes.
Feeding: Barbus titteya (Cherry Barb) accepts most food sources including flake food.
Breeding: Barbus titteya (Cherry Barb) is best breed I a breeding aquarium with a lot of plants. They eat their own eggs so the parents should be removed after the egg laying.
The fry hatch after 24-48 hours and are free swimming within a week.
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