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Puntius titteya
Cherry barb
breeding notes

BREEDING: Soft water is preferable for the breeding tank. Fry should be raised separately, being fed newly hatched artemia nauplii at first, gradually moving on to other fine-grade live and dried foods.

Have you bred Puntius titteya? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?


This page summarises breeding reports provided by visitors to this site, along with some statistical analysis. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

1 breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

To add details of your experiences of Puntius titteya, why not fill in a Breeding and maintenance Report.

Would Puntius titteya be a good addition to a community tank?
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  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Puntius titteya?
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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
graph3
  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?
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  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?
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  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Puntius titteya? If you are unsure please leave this question unanswered.
graph6
  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Puntius titteya to keep and breed?
graph7
  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Puntius titteya?
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  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful


Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences


Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic Water temperature: 28oC+
Disposition: Somewhat aggresive on occasions Community tank?: Yes, a good community fish
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tankBreeding problems:
Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Almost all femalesBreeding difficulty: Very easy
Sucess: Very sucessfulYears Experience: 5
Other Comments:
Date this record created: 10th February 2013Breeding date: 2008
Breeder: Location:







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