Scientific Name: Barbus titteya
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: .75 to 1.5 inches
Approximate Full Size: 2 inches
Native Region: Sri Lanka
Originally found in Sri Lanka, the Cherry Barb is now mostly farm raised. The Cherry Barb is one of the few barbs that does not school. Growing to about 2 inches in length, the body has a reddish cast with pale red fins. The belly may be white and is more rounded on the female. The Cherry Barb prefers to spend its time among the plants, with occasional dashes to the open areas of the tank. They will accept most all prepared aquarium foods.