Animal Stories - Rosy Barb


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The lively Rosy Barb is "color in motion" with its metallic rosy cast and continuous swimming!
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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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  • nm123 - 2011-12-09
    yes
  • 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.
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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.
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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!
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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!!!
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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?

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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.

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Anonymous - 2004-02-23
these fish are great maybe just a little aggressive.very hardy though

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