Capoeta titteya

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 command your attention! They enjoy swimming all over the tank at breakneck pace. Like many tropical fish, the male is generally more colourful, while the female is less colourful.

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.