Animal Stories - Rosy Barb

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The lively Rosy Barb is truly "color in motion" with its metallic rosy cast and continuous swimming!
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Anonymous - 2018-05-11
how much time it take to repeat spawning?

Nate - 2010-06-19
Hi I'm keeping 6x Neon RosyBarb(F),2x Fancy Guppys(M),3x Molly(F)+20ish fry (not sure if there crossed with guppy or she came preg), 5x NeonTetra(M/F) a butterfly pleco and 2x Siamese algae eaters in a 60L Biorb. They all seem to get along but the guppys do get abit of abuse off other tankmates. What fish would it be wise to add to my collection? I do not wish to home Platys or Swordtails but I would like some very colourful fish, also I am willing to re home my guppy if needed.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-01-14
    This tank is well overcrowded already!!!
  • Louise - 2017-01-05
    You should take fish out not put more in. I agree with the previous reply this tank is definitely overcrowded!!!!
Sereya - 2015-03-20
So I'm thinking of stocking these in my tank, 55 gallon with sand substrate. As per the written information it recommends sand with these guys. However 'my aquarium' says they are not suitable for me because of the substrate.... A little confusion here.... Which is it?

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  • Berenice - 2015-12-04
    I have five. Sand is a great substrate for them. They are boisturous and aggressive feeders but play and swim fast all the time, so very energetic and hyperactive. I have now moved them to their own tank so my other fish can have a life with less action and disturbance!
Anonymous - 2004-02-23
these fish are great maybe just a little aggressive.very hardy though

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  • Anonymous - 2014-07-19
    I agree. I have five of them.
Anonymous - 2014-07-19
I have five rosy barbs and I'm not sure wat sex they are. 2 are big and fat the other 2 are smaller and well fed and then there is the last one which is very colourful but a bit smaller then the first 2 (they are all he same age). If you can help that would great thnx XD

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    As they mature the males get more colorful and slimmer. It could be that your smaller two are male, but watch their color to see if they become real red as they age. See the 'sexing' section above.
MollieS - 2010-01-06
I keep my two rosy barbs with a tinfoil barb and a sucker fish in a 30 gallon tank. Do you think that I might be able to add two more rosys to my little fish family?

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  • Tom - 2014-02-08
    Absolutely not. The tinfoil barb and the pleco will grow too big for that 30 gallon. They get far too large, and leaving them in there could stunt their growth.
Anonymous - 2011-01-01
My Barbs are all look like females all the fish in the shop looked the same

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  • nm123 - 2011-11-28
    This is normal for this type of fish for you to think they are all (feamales/males) beacause the rosy barb is an egg layer meaning they are not as easy to tell if they are male or female. What I do if I only want a male or a female is look at one of the fish and see if it's fatter than most of the other fish. That is most likely a female and if you want a male try to find a smaller well fed rosy barb in the tank.
  • bill - 2012-05-25
    Rosy barbs are very easy to distinguish sex. If they are very young however, much of the time they will all appear a yellow to gold color. In more mature individuals the sex can be determined by the color of the animal. Males being a bright pink to red and females being a gold to beige color.
Anonymous - 2005-05-05
I had 1 male and 1 female in a 55 gallon tank. Now I have 8 barbs. They will reproduce in more than a few inches of water.

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  • cn - 2011-12-11
    i too had 2 to start with though they were longfins. that was over 4 years and 3 smaller tanks ago. now, several generations later, gramps just passed away right after the emergence of the 25th of his lineage!
Heather - 2010-03-06
I have a rosy barb and a neon rosy barb. Beautiful fish and fascinating! I am going to get more but I keep them with an oscar and two plecostamuses and I was wondering if I could keep tetras and/or cichlids with them also?

Anonymous - 2006-01-22
These fish are truly elegant and beautiful! I LOVE my rosybarb! They are a little aggressive at the beginning but they settle down.