The cherry barbs are fish which are seen at their greatest when about forty of them are in a tank of their own. Their general colouring is a brownish-red with a blue-black lateral stripe. Occasionally, the males will give the impression of being overcast with a suffusion of deep red. They grow to about 1.8 inches long.
They’re bred in the usual manner for egg bearers, but are avid egg eaters. They’ll not generally attempt to eat the eggs during an actual spawning, but will certainly do so afterwards if not removed.
They could be spawned in a tank devoid of sand. Anchor the plants by means of small pieces of lead. This technique has the benefit of giving the aquarist the chance of seeing what is going on. The temperature of the water for breeding should be 78°F. The eggs hatch in about 36 hours.