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Cherry Barb- don't let the name barb scare you away

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Cherry Barb- don't let the name barb scare you away

The Cherry Barb fish represents yet another wonderful example of sexual dimorphism in the aquatic world, with the male  exhibiting a stunning bright cherry red colour when in ideal conditions and during spawning, and the female of the species being a more dull lighter brown. They prefer a well planted aquarium with rocks, plants and driftwood, but also enjoy having plenty of space to swim. They can become quite shy and skittish so housing them with similar temperament fish is ideal. Because they are a natural schooling species, keeping them in bigger groups is ideal as this will also help...

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