The name truly says it all when it comes to the cherry barb. A brightly colored fish and one of the most popular in the aquarium hobby, the cherry barb offers a gorgeous appearance and charming personality that can liven up any tank.
The cherry barb makes a nice addition to a community tank, particularly one that is well planted. Whenever this fish feels threatened it will tuck itself into the plants, using them as cover from other creatures.
These hardy fish are a great choice for beginner and expert fishkeepers alike. While you will need to dedicate some time to setting up your cherry barb’s tank, as well as to providing it with the appropriate water conditions, there is little effort involved in raising this hardy species.