Common Name: Rosy Barb
Scientific Name: Puntius conchonius
Native Range: The Indian Subcontinent ( India, Bangladesh, Nepal)
Appearance: Rosy Barbs are identified by a distinctive black spot in the caudal peduncle (Where the tail is attached to the body)Both males and females have a shiny orange color. Females have a duller color when compared to the male. The male turns a deep rosy red during the breeding season.
Size: can grow up to six inches
Food: Rosy Barbs are omnivores. Can eat conventional flakes. They also relish freeze dried worms.
Life Expectance: 2 to 3 years
Temperament: Peaceful. Some individual have been known to be mildly aggressive.
pH: 6.0 to 7.0
Temperature : The recommended temperature range is 17 to 22 degrees Celsius.
Reproduction: Oviparous (Egg layers)
Sexing: Golden colored with a black spot in the caudal peduncle (place where the tail is attached to the body). Males are brighter compared to females which are dull colored.