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Barb Fish

Barb Fish

A Quick Look at the Barb Fish

Barb fish are tropical fish that are often found in fish tanks within people’s homes.  There are numerous different types of barb fish and this article is going to explore some of the different types that actually exist. 

You are going to find that these fish also do well when you have more than one in the tank.  They often do best when they are with others of their own kind and it will decrease the likelihood of them bothering the other fish that you have in the tank.

Closeup of Barb fish

The first barb fish that is going to be explored is the cherry barb.  This fish is going to be relatively easy to care for but you do need to be careful if you are going to breed it.  This is because the fish will often eat the eggs that are laid.

You are going to need to make sure that you are checking the tank for these eggs and removing them when you find them. This is going to decrease the likelihood of them begin harmed. You can purchase general fish flakes in order to feed your cherry barb fish.  They will do just fine with that.

The tiger barb fish is next on the list.  Just as mentioned above, barb fish do very well in large schools.  That is especially true for the tiger barb.  You are going to need to keep this fish in large schools of ten or so in order to ensure that it is not going to harm any other fish that you have in the tank. 

This fish can become very aggressive and pick on other fish that are slow moving if you do not have company for them. 

You are going to need to make sure that you have plenty of places within the tank for your tiger barb to hide.  However, you are going to want to position all of these things in the center of the tank so that the fish as a lot of space to move around and swim throughout the tank.

Closeup of Barb fish with black background

The clown barb fish is another way you can go if you are purchasing these fish for your fish tank. You are going to want to make sure that you have a wide variety of foods to feed your clown barb.   You can use vegetable based dried flakes but you can also use frozen foods such as shrimp. 

If you are interested in feeding this fish live food from time to time you could do that as well.  You can always ask the pet store what they would recommend in the way of live food.

The rosy barb fish is the barb fish that is most often purchased by individuals that enjoying having a fish tank.  They are able to survive in cooler temperatures so they do not need to be in a tank that has a heater.  You are going to notice that the females are usually larger than the males so keep that in mind when you are selecting your fish.  They also do well in large schools. 

You need to be aware of the fact that they will spawn very easily so you may want to keep them in a separate tank.  They can often lay at least 300 eggs at one time.  You should probably explore this as well so that you know just how many of the eggs actually survive.  You want to be prepared for them.

The barb fish is a very interesting fish to add to your tank.  Many people love these fish and they are very popular among hobbyist.  Once you fully understand how to care for them you are going to be better able to enjoy having them in your tank. 

You just want to make sure that they are begin housed properly so that you know they are not going to harm any of the other fish that you have in your fish tank.

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