In Russia, this fish is called the Scarlet Barbus. Odessa.
This type of fish belongs to the carp family. Very common in the Indian subcontinent.
The size of the scarlet barbus varies from 5 cm to 8 cm. They live on average 10 years. Males look slimmer than females. Females are distinguished by a full stomach protruding downward. On the male’s body there is a wide pink stripe, it is painted in a bright scarlet color during rutting. In older males, a blue tint appears on the scales of the head.
For food, the barbs are scarlet unpretentious. They, like everyone, need food with plant and animal components. Females are prone to gluttony, so you need to control the amount of food.
Maintenance and care
The aquarium for this type of fish should be at least 50 liters, in which approximately 8 fish should live. Spectacular races are organized in the open areas of the fish, so you need to leave part of the aquarium free and plant part of the vegetation.
Almost any water is suitable for the cultivation of scarlet barbs, but it is better soft with a slightly acid reaction, the temperature can be kept up to 24 degrees.