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Cherry BarbFeature Species Profile - The Cherry Barb is a good choice for beginners. It comes from Sri Lanka. It is much more peaceful, slower and smaller than other barbs. As it matures, it develops its cherry color. Males turn a bright fire red when they reach breeding age. There is no distinction between sexes for juveniles and they all look very similar to an adult female. Cherry Barbs don't school, so keeping a pair is fine, although they will enjoy the company of their own kind. They eat standard flake foods and freeze dried blood worms.... more

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