Puntius titteya

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This fish was recently renamed as “Rohanella” – we no longer list these as “Puntius”. Please see “Rohanella titteya” for the Cherry Barb. 🙂

Minimum order: 6
SKU: Albino Cherry Barb TR (P. titteya) SM Categories: ,

This fish is covered by our Livestock Guarantee Policy


Puntius titteya, also known as the Cherry Barb:

**Max Size:**
– Adults typically reach a maximum size of about 2 inches (5 cm).

**Tank Requirements:**
– A tank of at least 20 gallons is suitable for a small group.
– Provide hiding places using plants, driftwood, and decorations.
– Use plants like Java moss and floating plants to create natural environments.

**Water Parameters:**
– Temperature: 68°F to 81°F (20°C to 27°C).
– pH: 6.0 to 7.5.
– Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.

**Tank Setup:**
– Incorporate live plants to mimic their natural habitat and provide hiding spots.
– Use subdued lighting to create a comfortable environment.

– Omnivorous species with a varied diet.
– Offer high-quality flake food, micro pellets, and supplement with small live or frozen foods like daphnia, brine shrimp, and bloodworms.

**Behavior and Compatibility:**
– Peaceful and social fish suitable for community tanks.
– Keep them in groups of 6 or more to reduce stress and encourage natural behaviors.
– Compatible with other small, non-aggressive fish.

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

– These fish are egg scatterers.
– Provide fine-leaved plants or a spawning mop for them to lay eggs.
– Consider a separate breeding tank to protect the eggs from being eaten.
– Raise the fry on infusoria and later baby brine shrimp.

**General Tips:**
– Observe their behavior to ensure their well-being and interactions with tankmates.
– Maintain a clean environment and proper nutrition for their health.
– Avoid overfeeding and overcrowding, which can lead to health problems.

Remember, while the above information provides a general guideline, individual fish may have their own preferences and behaviors. Regular observation and adjustments to care are important for maintaining the health and happiness of your Cherry Barbs.

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