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No New Posts Cherry Barb

Ask questions specific to the Cherry Barb fish here - Breeding, health, behaviour, compatibility, cost, stockists, feeding, best environments and more.

The Cherry Barb has been a popular aquarium fish for many years and is likely to continue as a regular species in aquarium stores.

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No New Posts Checkered Barb

Ask questions specific to the Checkered Barb here - Breeding, health, compatibility, cost, feeding, best environments and more.

The Checkered Barb is a small peaceful barb, which shows its best colours once it has been well settled in an aquarium. Its appearance whilst in a shops sales tank can be a little drab but given a good aquarium environment, any specimens will turn out as good as the best individuals on sale.

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No New Posts Clown Barb

The clown barb is a typical medium sized barb with an active and peaceful nature. It is best kept in medium to large aquariums with plenty of open swimming spaces and hiding spots in wood, rocks or plants.

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No New Posts Fiveband Barb

The fiveband barb is an interesting fish for small peaceful communities. Its scales often sport an iridescent sparkling, which adds to the fish's attractiveness. The fish is very timid and easily frightened so must be kept in aquaria with plenty of hiding spots, preferably amongst vegetation. -

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No New Posts Golden Barb

The Golden Barb is a hardy and popular aquarium fish, almost always present in aquarium shops. Its bright colour and peaceful nature make it ideal for most community aquariums. The body of these fish may be either all gold or more commonly, with a variable degree of black speckling along the centre.

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No New Posts Rosy Barb

The Rosy Barb is one of the hardiest barbs available and well suited to the aquarium environment. Its adaptability can be seen in its wild distribution, which includes many areas outside of its native habitat. In the aquarium it is a peaceful, lively and active fish with few demands. Ideally the aquarium should have open swimming spaces and hiding spots amongst vegetation.

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in Re: Rosy Barb Fighting
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No New Posts Ruby Barb

The ruby barb is a beautifully coloured fish and well suited to the aquarium. Although the fish is hardy and adaptable it will only show its best colours and confidence in the right conditions. Ideally the aquarium should contain soft water with plenty of planted areas, shaded areas and hiding spots. -

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No New Posts Silver Shark

The Silver Shark has an instant attraction amongst fishkeepers, partly due to its name but usually due to its stunning sleek shape, robust fin markings and solid silver body. Although the Silver Shark is a good aquarium fish with a peaceful nature, its size excludes it from most aquariums.

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No New Posts Spanner Barb

The Spanner Barb is a hardy aquarium fish although it can be a little boisterous and may chase some fishes. Taking this into account it should only be kept with otther medium-large active and robust fishes.

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No New Posts Striped Barb

The striped barb is an attractive aquarium fish but it has a very timid nature that must be taken into account. The aquarium should be situated in a position where the fish will not receive sudden visual changes or vibrations (noise, movement - e.g. people suddenly appearing, doors opening etc.)

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No New Posts Tiger Barb

The Tiger Barb is a popular aquarium fish although it is only suited to specific communities of fish. The biggest problem with Tiger Barbs is their well-known tendency to fin-nip, a reputation that has undeservedly passed on to barbs in general.

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No New Posts Tinfoil Barb

Tinfoil Barbs are a highly attractive and some would even say 'cute' fish when young, but these fish will grow rapidly and soon reach up to 35cm. They therefore require an aquarium at least 150cm long, making them an unsuitable purchase for most fishkeepers.

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No New Posts Ticto Barb

The Ticto barb has been a common and popular aquarium fish for many years. There is some confusion over related species and variants such as the Odessa Barb, and the variant species pictured. Whether you have an Odessa, Ticto, or other cross, they all have the same needs, behaivours and sizes.

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No New Posts Melon Barb

The Melon Barb is an active, but initially timid, medium sized barb ideal for a community of other barbs or similar sized fish. These fish should be kept in groups and provided with open swimming spaces as well as hiding spots and some vegetation around the tanks edges.

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A Barb is one of various ray-finned fish species in a non-phylogenetic group, with members in the family Cyprinidae, and especially the genera Barbus and Puntius.

 


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