A very popular community fish, Cherry Barbs are native to Sri Lanka. Best kept in a planted aquarium with other peaceful species such as tetras. Males develop a rich cherry red colour soon after settling into their aquarium. Grows to about 4-5cm.
The Barb is an active, colourful and popular aquarium fish. They are easy to feed, taking a wide variety of foods including dried food.
Barbs will school when in a group of at least five or six, and are less likely to bother other fish when in a group together. Many species are considered unsuitable in aquaria with slow-moving, long-finned tank mates.