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Veiltail Cherry Barb (Longfin)

The Veiltail Cherry Barb is a smaller-sized barb ideal for tanks 20 gallons and up. The male version of the barb has a striking red color and even the females show some red color instead of no color that is common in other species. We recommend keeping them in tanks with hiding places and places for them to feel secure. Cherry barbs with longfins should be kept with fish of the same mild temperament to ensure they do not hide.  They should not be housed with fish that are known as fin nippers such as Tiger Barb, skirt tetras, loaches, etc.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with FedEx Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The Veiltail Cherry Barb will reach a max size of about 2.5 inches. They should be kept in groups of at least 5 but more is recommended.

The scientific name of the Cherry Barb is Puntius titteya.

We feed our Veiltail Cherry Barbs a mix Northfin Foods (community, veggie and bug pro) as well as live baby brine and black worms. 

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.2 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh: 4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 70 to 74

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Jack Malysa
Long fin cherry barbs

My order arrived well packed, healthy and all are doing well.

Kat Edmond
Great little fish. All arrived healthy

Cherry barbs are great little schoolers. I ordered 5 but got 6. Thanks Flip Aquatics. They are such a pop of color in the tank and they enjoy flitting in and out of all the plants in my tank.


Very cute little guys (they arrived pretty small) but they're all happy and healthy.

Michael Hayes
Beautiful fish, great service

I order 10 got 12. 4 maled 8 females. Beautiful healthy fish. Awesome addition to my 55 gallon community tank.

Tammy Fabrizio
Gorgeous Veiltale Cherry barbs

These are absolutely gorgeous fish the red is stunning against my green plants all arrived alive and I believe even had an extra in the bag of.