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Puntius titteya
Cherry barb
Deraniyagala, 1929

Puntius titteya - Cherry barb - This male cherry barb demonstrates the intensity of colour of some males
This male cherry barb demonstrates the intensity of colour of some males
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(Other members of the genus Puntius)

ADULT SIZE: 5 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Puntius titteya small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Sri Lanka

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AQUARIUM CARE: The cherry barb naturally inhabits shaded rainforest streams in Sri Lanka, tending towards the lower strata. A well planted, and not too brightly lit tank will make these barbs at home. Males are much redder than females.

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.

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Feed a varied diet Flake food is an excellent nutritionally balanced food for tropical fish, but all species relish a varied diet. Where appropriate, try feeding commercially bought frozen livefoods, very small pieces of shellfish (mussel, prawn etc) or culture your own Daphnia, brine shrimp, or worms. See more about foods and feeding here


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