Reaching approx. 5cm in length, the Cherry Barb has a mostly red body with a distinctive black strip running from the tip of its nose, through its eye all the way to the tail.
Barbs belong to the Family Cyprinidae which is one of the largest fish Family’s in the world, and contains more than 2,600 species. The Family consists of a number of important groups of ornamental fish including Goldfish, Loaches, Rasboras and Sharks.
Barbs have been selectively bred to emphasise colour bright colour combinations. This group of fish includes popular fish like Rosy Barbs, Moss Green Tiger Barbs, Black Ruby Barb, Tiger Barbs, Checker Barbs, Cherry Barbs and Diamond Scale Barbs.