Neon Rosy Barb Pair - Regular
Neon Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius var.
|Care Level||Easy - Moderate|
|Min Housing||29 gallon|
|Live Plant Compatible||Sometimes *See below
|Special Water Conditions||None|
Pictures are for reference only, there will be variations in size and color of individual animals.
Neon Rosy Barbs are a schooling fish that should always be kept together in groups. At least 5-6 are recommended, but more is ideal. Neon Rosy Barbs are typically easy to keep, but their aggression can make them an unwise tank-mate choice for community aquariums with small, peaceful fish. The fewer Neon Rosy Barbs you keep together, the more they tend to pick on other fish.
Neon Rosy Barbs are sexually dimorphic, meaning that males and females can be easily distinguished. Males will develop more color as they mature, turning a vibrant orange/red coloration. Females will stay a gold color throughout their life, and tend to have a rounder, fatter body (the presence of eggs) as they mature.
*Many species in the barb family can (and will) eat live plants. With most barbs it is recommended to keep thicker-leaved plants with them if you would like to keep barbs in planted aquaria. Plants such as Anubias and Java Fern tend to have the best chance of success.