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Albino Cherry Barb (Barbus titteya)

Albino Cherry Barb (Barbus titteya)

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Albino Cherry Barb Care Guide with Aquarium Size Requirement:

1. Tank Setup:

  • Albino Cherry Barbs are social fish, so it's recommended to keep them in groups of at least five to six individuals.
  • Provide a well-planted aquarium with hiding spots using rocks, driftwood, or live and artificial plants.
  • Use a substrate of fine gravel or sand, and ensure there is ample swimming space.
  • A minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended for a small group of Albino Cherry Barbs.

2. Water Parameters:

  • Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • Keep the water temperature in the range of 73°F to 81°F (23°C to 27°C).
  • Albino Cherry Barbs are sensitive to changes in water quality, so regular water changes and proper filtration are crucial.

3. Diet:

  • Offer a varied diet to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients. High-quality flake or pellet food can be their staple diet.
  • Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, or bloodworms to enhance their coloration and overall health.

4. Behavior:

  • Albino Cherry Barbs are generally peaceful, but they may display some aggression, especially during the breeding season. Provide plenty of hiding places to reduce stress.
  • They are active swimmers and appreciate a well-decorated tank with plenty of open space to explore.

5. Compatibility:

  • Albino Cherry Barbs are compatible with other peaceful community fish of similar size.
  • Avoid keeping them with overly aggressive or nippy tankmates, as their long fins may be targets for harassment.

6. Breeding:

  • If you intend to breed Albino Cherry Barbs, a separate breeding tank is advisable.
  • Provide fine-leaved plants or a spawning mop for them to deposit their adhesive eggs.
  • The parents may eat their eggs, so consider removing them to a separate tank after spawning.

7. Health Considerations:

  • Monitor the fish for signs of illness, and promptly address any issues.
  • Quarantine new fish before introducing them to the main tank to prevent the spread of diseases.

By following these care guidelines and providing an appropriately sized aquarium, you can create an optimal environment for the health and well-being of Albino Cherry Barbs.

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