Category:Barbs (fish) - Wikipedia

A good thing about these barbs is that due to their resilience, an outbreak of disease can often be limited to just one or a few fishes if dealt with at an early stage. The best way to proactively prevent disease is to give your Barb the proper environment and a well-balanced diet. The more closely their environment resembles their natural habitat, the less stress the fish will have, making them healthier and happier. A stressed fish is more likely to acquire disease.

This category contains articles about the taxa in the ,  and   of  fish known as Barbs.

Cherry barbs thrive in water temperatures that are anywhere between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Ample swimming space is also beneficial for them, as are sufficient spots to hide. Thick plants allow cherry barbs to feel cozy and at ease with their surroundings. Pebbles, especially when darkly colored, also make strong additions to their tanks, as these substrates also help cherry barbs feel safer and more relaxed. For the most part, these fish spend their time around the bottom of the aquarium, unlike other varieties of barbs. Dim lighting also is preferable for cherry barbs, as bright lighting tends to make them antisocial. If at all possible, cherry barbs like to reside in aquariums that are around 30 gallons long, as they offer lots of swimming room.

These little barbs stay too small to pick on any other fish

Barbs are a schooling species of fish and should ideally be kept in large groups of 10 or more. The Rosy Barb (previously ) was described by Hamilton in 1822. They are found in northern India, Bangal, and Assam. Feral populations are also found in Singapore, Australia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. This species is listed on the IUCN Red List as Least Concern (LC). They are widespread and common in their range with no major identified threats. The Rosy Barb is also known as the Red Barb.Depending on the region they are from, these fish vary in appearance and size. The fish from West Bengal are more intensely colored with reflective scales. These barbs occur in a variety of habitats, from flowing hill streams and tributaries to very still waters like lakes, ponds, and swamps. They are omnivorous and feed on insects, diatoms, algae, small invertebrates, and detritus.

Choosing the Right Barbs for Your Tank - Rate My Fish Tank

I recently got my first tank, I got it all set up with a custom made stand a 55 gallon tank, got my filter and my heater, set up my air pump and had all my ornaments, and after a little while with having it running I was finally ready to add some fish. Well at first I got myself two angel fish, and two rainbow sharks. I brought them home and they seemed to be doing great. I then went back to petsmart some time later and wanted to add to my tank. I asked the employee what other fish would go good with my setup. They had told me that any fish with a green label (on there displays) will go good with one another. So then from a distance I spotted the beautiful and entertaining tiger barbs. So I got two of them. I took them home and put them in the tank and they seemed to hate one another and soon they turned on the angel fish. I have sense had two angel fish killed from my tiger barbs, so I started doing some research online and I have read that tiger barbs tend to keep the shenanigans to them selves as long as they are in a school of at least 6 or more. So my advice is to get fish that are just as fast and even bigger if possible. I love my tiger barbs but my wife does not like the fact that they kill her angel fish. From: Lori

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