Puntius titteya

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Sri Lanka
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Cherry Barb
Peaceful fish that is sometimes a little bit shy when there are not enough hiding places.  You can keep them in a group.  Males are sometimes a little bit aggressive to each other.  The aquarium should be planted densely with a lot of hiding places.  They like a dark substrate.

They are omnivorous.  Especially during breeding time you should feed them regularly.

Breeding is not difficult.  When there is a pair they lay regularly 1-3 eggs between fine leaved plants.  After spawning the parents should  be removed.  After 24 hours the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria and a few days later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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