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Rosy barb - Puntius conchonius

Rosy barb - Puntius conchonius

Scientific name: Puntius conchonius

Common name: Rosy barb

Family: Cyprinidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 8 - 10 cm (3.15 - 3.94 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 18 - 25 °C (64.4 - 77°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels


The Rosy barb is an omnivorous species that will eat worms, insects and crustaceans. They will also accept a variety of flake foods in the aquarium.


The female Rosy barb will appear to be drabber in color. The male will exhibit more of the pinkish coloring and black edges on his fins.


This egg scattering fish will lay their eggs in densely planted areas. Once the parents are finished spawning, remove them from the tank to prevent them from devouring their eggs. Hundreds of eggs are laid and can take up to 36 hours to hatch. It will take another 6 days for the fry to become free swimming.


Rosy barbs can live for up to 5 years.


Puntius conchonius inhabits the lakes and streams of Asia in countries such as India, Pakistan, and Nepal.

Short Description

The Rosy barb is one of the easiest and least demanding aquarium fish to keep. They are best kept in groups of 5 or more.


Bought by from One picture was provided by Mihail of Romania.

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