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Cherry Barb

The cherry barb is a smaller sized bard 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 should be kept with fish of the same mild temperament to ensure they do not hide. 

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 cherry barb will reach a max size of about 2 inches. They should be kept in groups of at least 5 but more are recommended.

The scientific name of the Cherry Barb is: Puntius titteya

We feed our Cherry Barbs a mix of frozen foods including daphnia, baby brine, cyclops, and Bloodworms.

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 30 reviews
Lacy Silver
Colorful & chill cherry barbs! 🍒

I have to say I'm very satisfied with the cherry barbs. They are beautiful, docile for the most part and don't get to big. They were perfect for adding color and larger fish to my 20 gallon nano planted ecosystem tank! I was also glad that I received a proper mix of males and females so there won't be aggression between the males when they mature. Even as juveniles I'm very satisfied with health conditions and colors present. I would recommend for any comunity tank 20 gallon and larger.

Cherry barbs

Amazing little fish beautiful color

john mcmanus

they became my favorite fish in my tank . and i found out they are related to Koi fish which are my favorite. They are smart they get to know you real fast. when i come to the tank they swim over to me of course they just want food.

Diane K Hill Mabbitt
Awesome Cherry Barbs

I ordered 10 and received 12. Great mix of males and females. The females are very pretty - it sort of looks like I have two different types of fish. They are active and eating well!

Danielle Richard
Great little fish!

Arrived alive and in excellent condition!