These large fish are, believe it or not, actually part of the barb family and are not true sharks. Often seen at a small size of 2-3 inches, these silver, shark-like fish can get up to an astonishing 14 inches!
Care for these guys well though as they have been listed as an endangered species since 2006.
These fish come in two different colors. Males display a bright cherry red color, while females are pale yellow.
Even though they are a barb, cherry barbs are considered to peaceful though we caution adding with flairing fins and smaller tetras and rasboras.