September 23, 2023

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Rosy Barb Reality Sheet

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The Rosy Barb, Puntius conchonius, is a pretty simple fish to maintain. Sometimes the Frequent Title is spelt Rosey Barb. Barbus Conchonius is a junior synonym of the scientific identify. It will come from Assam and Bengal in the Indian Sub Continent. In the wild it can develop to about 6 inches (16cm) very long, but in an aquarium does not generally get lengthier than about 4 inches (10cm).

H2o Circumstances

The Rosy Barb is extremely versatile in its prerequisites. A pH of involving 6.5 and 7.5 satisfies this fish. Though it will endure marginally acid h2o, it looks to choose a bit alkaline h2o.

It is not much too bothered by water hardness, but appears to like some hardness in the water.

It can get temperatures of amongst 10 levels C (50 levels F) and 32 degrees C (90 degrees F). I would not advocate the extremes of its assortment, but I have heard of situations the place it has been correctly held as a pond fish in Adelaide even in the winter season which suggests it can get even decreased temperatures than 10 degrees C (50 degrees F). This is just one of the fish that is happy in ether tropical or cold h2o aquariums as prolonged as the situations are not far too intense.


This fish is particularly quick to feed. It will take in practically all varieties of fish food. It is an omnivore and will consume gentle boiled spinach as nicely as flake, pelleted, dwell and frozen foods. In a blended tank enjoy the fish to make sure the Rosy Barbs are not acquiring all the foodstuff. They eat a good deal. Make confident you do not pollute the aquarium by placing far more foods than the aquarium and its filter can handle.

A superior are living food for Rosy Barbs is Daphnia.


The Rosy Barb is a education fish and at minimum 6 are to be desired. In a college they are much a lot less most likely to be a dilemma to other fish. It is a bigger fish than many of its common companions as well as remaining very lively normally it can often induce troubles.

Some suitable companions are: ParaguayTetras, PristellaTetras, Buenos Aires Tetras, Colombian Tetras, Rummy Nose Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Scissortail Rasboras, Lemon Tetras, Black Widow Tetras, Emperor Tetras, Head and Tail Light Tetras, Glass Bloodfin Tetras, Swordtails, Platies, Mollies, Zebra Danios, Glowlight Tetras, and White Cloud Mountain Minnows, as properly as the Corydoras catfish like the Peppered Catfish.

Some fish I would definitely not advise as companions for this fish are: Siamese Battling Fish, Guppies and Endlers Guppies.

Some little Fish like Neon Tetras and Cardinal Tetras might be all proper even though the Rosy Barbs are small, but whichever type of fish you set alongside one another, you have to have to be guided by the dimensions on the persons as well as the species.


There are a number of versions of Rosy Barb which include the Neon Rosy Barb, the Extensive Fin Rosy Barb, Red Glass Rosy Barb, the Blushing Rosy Barb, and the Gold Neon Rosy Barb.


The Rosy Barb is one of the fish that usually lays eggs in a property aquarium with out their proprietor at any time being conscious of it. The eggs will ordinarily get eaten prolonged right before they hatch, and any that do hatch get eaten as little infants with their operator in no way even seeing them.

Male Rosy Barbs have the reddish color that gives the species its frequent title whilst the women are far more a yellowish colour.

Routinely, hobbyists striving to breed them will use trios of two males and one female. The fish have to have to be perfectly conditioned with wealthy food items beforehand. This is particularly uncomplicated to do with this species mainly because they are these good eaters. I discover that frozen blood worms are a good food stuff.

The breeding tank ought to have a great deal of plants the two submerged and floating kinds. Neutral pH is probably very best. The trio is usually place into the breeding tank when it is obtaining dim and will spawn the adhering to morning, or the second morning. When they have spawned, the woman should really be noticeably thinner, and the dad and mom should really be taken out. Every single female will lay hundreds of eggs.

The eggs hatch in 24-48 several hours. The toddlers are relatively smaller. At 1st they will eat infusoria or the greatest fry food items, but they mature swiftly and will soon be ready to consume larger meals like screened Daphnia.

Expert breeders will sometimes simply allow their Rosy Barbs breed in a natural way in ponds.

The moment, to verify my observation that my rosy barbs were often spawning without having any particular stimulus getting specified, I put a couple Rosy Barbs into a form of breeding lure with a perforated bottom so that any eggs laid would slide however and hatch in the aquarium. I obtained a range of babies this way.

Increasing the Toddlers

Child Rosy barbs are vigorous fish. They take in very well and can mature incredibly speedy, but it is vital to give them enough house and hold the h2o excellent significant. I counsel additional partial h2o improvements than are typically finished.

They will be able to eat screened Daphnia quite immediately. The definitely advantage from Daphnia and other ideal sized dwell meals.

Feeder Fish

The Rosy barb is one of the several fish at times utilized as feeder fish. From the stage of look at of folks marketing them they have some benefits for this. They are effortless to breed, effortless to improve, and the males provide improved than the females, so if they can separate a lot of of the males early on they can get something for the youthful women.

Personally, I believe that feeder fish are frequently employed when it is not needed, while I realize that there are cases in which there is minimal alternate. In our store, we do not sell any fish designated as feeder fish, but I am properly mindful that some of the tiny Rosy Barbs we promote cheaply are fed to other items.

Pest Fish

The Rosy Barb absolutely has the possible to cause terrific injury to fragile ecosystems. With any pet fish, it really should in no way be set into a problem the place it can escape into purely natural waterways. They need to under no circumstances be produced, and not used for dwell bait. The crops from a pond with fish in it also should really not be put into all-natural waterways. Two times in setting up a new pond, baby fish have appeared. My idea is that fish eggs were being on the vegetation place into the ponds.

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