Pethia conchonius

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Please note that the fish shown in the photo is not the exact fish you will receive and is only a representative of what a specimen will look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex (if listed as unsexed) of the fish you receive.

Minimum order: 6
SKU: LF Rosy Barb TR (P. conchonius) SM Categories: ,

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Pethia conchonius, Rosy Barb:

**Max Size:**
– Grows to a maximum size of about 2.5 inches (6 cm).

**Tank Requirements:**
– Suitable for tanks as small as 20 gallons for a small group.
– Provide hiding spots using plants, rocks, and decorations.

**Water Parameters:**
– Temperature: 61°F – 75°F (16°C – 24°C).
– pH: 6.0 – 7.5.
– Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.

**Tank Setup:**
– Incorporate live plants like Java moss, Anubias, and floating plants.
– Utilize fine-gravel substrate and create open swimming areas.

– Omnivorous diet; offer a mix of high-quality flakes, pellets, and small live/frozen foods.

**Behavior and Compatibility:**
– Generally peaceful and social; suitable for small groups.
– Compatible with other non-aggressive, small community fish.

**Water Maintenance:**
– Perform regular 20-30% water changes to maintain water quality.
– Monitor water parameters and ensure stability.

– Egg scatterer with moderate breeding difficulty.
– Provide fine-leaved plants or a spawning mop for egg attachment.
– Consider a separate breeding tank for egg protection.

**General Tips:**
– Provide a well-planted tank with hiding spots.
– Maintain stable water conditions and good filtration.
– Avoid aggressive tankmates that could stress the Rosy Barbs.

Please note that while these care guidelines offer a general overview, individual fish may have their own behaviors and preferences. Continuous observation and adjustments to care are important for the well-being of your Rosy Barbs (Pethia conchonius).

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