Rosy Barb
Behaviour Lively, active and peaceful
Typical size 8cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area All
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 18℃ Max: 24℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Pair of Rosy Barbs Puntius conchonius
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  • Long finned variety Rosy Barb Puntius conchonius - thumbnail
  • Red Rosy Barb Puntius conchonius - thumbnail
  • Olive-red Rosy Barb Puntius conchonius - thumbnail

Rosy Barb

Puntius conchonius

The Rosy Barb is one of the hardiest barbs available and well suited to the aquarium environment. Its adaptability can be seen in its wild distribution, which includes many areas outside of its native habitat. In the aquarium it is a peaceful, lively and active fish with few demands. Ideally the aquarium should have open swimming spaces and hiding spots amongst vegetation. The Rosy Barb prefers cooler water than some tropical fish and can be kept in unheated aquaria, possibly as an alternative to the goldfish, which despite common belief is not at all suited to aquariums. Keep these fish in groups with other active fish and avoid mixing with timid species who may find the Rosy Barb a little too active.

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Cyprinus conchonius, Barbus conchonius, Systomus conchonius | Origin Asia; Afganistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh. Also introduced worldwide | Breeding Egg scatterer, eggs hatch after 30 hours | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, soft to medium | Natural Habitat Lakes and fast flowing streams | Sexing Males are thinner and more brightly coloured

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