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Click Here to See ImagesThe Rosy Barb is one of the larger Barbs that can grow up to 6 inches in the wild. The male is red and gold with black spots near the rear and at the dorsal fin. The female lacks the red color and is mostly golden.
They prefer a well-planted tank of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Rocks and driftwood can be added to the aquarium, but leave plenty of space for swimming. The Rosy Barb is a schooling fish and enjoys being in numbers. If in a large enough school, they typically will not bother any other fish in the aquarium.
- Scientific Name: Pethia conchonius
- Synonyms: Puntius conchonius
- Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Water Conditions: 74-79° F, KH 4-10, pH 6.0-7.0
- Max. Size: 6"
- Color Form: Red, Yellow
- Diet: Omnivore
- Origin: Nothern India
- Family: Cyprinidae
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