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Albino Cherry Barbs

Bred by TFR 

Cherry Barb

Puntius titteya

 Native Location: Sri Lanka

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 5cm

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Easy

Temperature Range: 20-27℃ (70-80.6℉)

Preferred pH Range: 6.0-8.0

Minimum Aquarium Size: 60cm x 30cm for group of 6-8 fish.

Potential Tankmates: Rainbowfish, Tetras, Plecos and generally most peaceful community fish.

Care Level: Easy

Cherry Barb is a small, bright and active fish that is endemic to the ‘wet zone’ jungle areas of Sri Lanka. You will find them living in the shaded waterways among the leaf litter and fallen branches. Often seen in large numbers exhibiting schooling and micro-predatory behaviour. When we consider the home aquarium setting, the ideal conditions would include soft silica sand with natural leaf litter and botanicals covering the bottom of the aquarium. The addition of bogwood or branches add a natural look. We recommend adding a good sized group of around 8-10 fish (more if possible) to promote confidence and encourage males to display much more vibrant colouring. Due to their ability to co-exist with many other species of community fish and sturdiness, they are an excellent choice for beginner fishkeepers. They also look fantastic in an established planted aquarium, providing beautiful contrast over the green backdrop. In their natural habitat they will spend all day hunting for small crustaceans and insects amongst the leaf litter along with algae and diatoms. You can easily provide a similar diet in the home aquarium by offering live foods like brine shrimp or bloodworm with the addition of a quality flake food.

 Breeding is achieved by scattering fertilised eggs across the substrate. In a mature aquarium setting you may see some fry appear without any

Involvement from the fishkeeper but to increase the survival rate, it is advised to use a second aquarium with a mess or large grain substrate to allow eggs to drop beyond the parents reach.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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