Once they are settled into a tank they become a vigorous feeder and will circle around the tank while being fed. Very active and hardy fish. They are one of the easiest barbs to breed and ideal for beginners. Rosy Barbs are a typical barb shape. Males develop bright red sides and the end of the tail and other fins is black. Several new colour varieties have been developed with selective breeding enhancing the red colour. A long finned variety is also available. It should be noted that males display their best colours when kept with other males.
Max Size: 8 cm
These barbs are omnivores and will eat almost any food you give to them such as flake, pellets, Aquarium Industries brand Frozen Brine & Frozen Bloodworm, live worm and live brine shrimp.
Rosy Barbs are basically compatible with most community species. They adjust well to any sort of water conditions quickly. You can mix these fish with Goldfish, tetras, other barbs, mollies, platys and other medium sized species.View Our Fish Compatibility Guide
Ease of Keeping
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