Rosy Barb (Puntius Conchonius)
Category: Aquarium Fish Other
Rosy Barb is a variety of freshwater fish that comes from the Cyprinidae family. This subtropical fish variety is the Farm Raised in the United States and is largely found in the southern parts of Asia, ranging from Afghanistan to Bangladesh. The Rosy Barb fish breeds natively survive in ponds and swift flowing water in a subtropical type of weather. They prefer a fine-planted tank with a minimum capacity of 30 gallons with soft, somewhat acidic water with the temperature ranging from 74 degrees Fahrenheit to 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Driftwood and rocks can be included in the aquarium, and they need an abundance of space for swimming. The Rosy Barb fish is a schooling variety of fish that takes pleasure in the company of a maximum number of fish. If the school is sufficiently large, usually they will not trouble any other fish in the tank.
The Rosy Barb fish breed is one among the bigger Barbs that can grow to a maximum body length of 6 inches in the wild. The body of the male breed is red and gold in color, with black dots near the back part of the body and at the dorsal fin. The female breeds lack the red color and appear mostly with golden color. Furthermore, the male breeds appear with black colored fins, whereas the female ones do not have that color in their fins. These fish varieties have a maximum bodyweight of 12 ounces when completely matured, but they weigh lesser during teenage years. These fish breeds are considered matured once they attain the body length of 2.5 inches.
The Rosy Barb fish varieties are omnivorous and they feed on insects, worms, plant matter and crustaceans in the wild. In the captive, these fish varieties are fed with vegetables and meaty foods, including live and frozen foods, like bloodworms and brine shrimp.
When the female breed is prepared to spawn, their body turns into bolder. The male breed has a brighter pinkish colored body, whereas the female breeds are somewhat plumper. The female fish will emerge with the swollen eggs. The male breed will surround and run after the female breed, frequently pushing her head and stomach area. Usually, spawning takes place in the early morning, and continues a number of hours, causing several hundred eggs. Usually, eggs are deposited in plant groups, and the couple will try to consume any that they are capable to find.
The maximum lifespan of the Rosy Barb fish breed is 5 years.