Organic colors of a Cherry barb (Puntius titteya)

Male Cherry Barb
Male Cherry Barb

Ceramic artwork colors for a Cherry barb (Puntius titteya)

Ceramic artwork colors for a Cherry barb (Puntius titteya)
Ceramic artwork colors for a Cherry barb (Puntius titteya)

Cherry red and ceramic wall art color choices for a Betta fish


What happened to the nice Cherry red color? I am referring to the first photograph in the article. Well keep in mind the main color is red and most of the other colors are from the rocks in the aquarium. The Betta in the image is most composed of a Brownish red color #904830 and accent colors in the dark blue or #181830 range. When creating a ceramic wall decor I would use a brownish color as the main color and paint in the dark blue as an accent color.

The cherry barb or Puntius titteya is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Cyprinidae tribe. It is native to Sri Lanka and has formed populations in Mexico and Colombia. The cherry barb was named Puntius titteya by Paules Edward Pieris Deraniyaga in 1929. Synonyms are Barbus titteya and Capoeta titteya.

The species is commercially important in aquarium trade and farmed in larger numbers, but is still endangered by over-collection and habitat loss.

Female Cherry Barb
Female Cherry Barb

Ceramic artwork colors for a Female Cherry Barb

Ceramic artwork colors for a Female Cherry Barb
Ceramic artwork colors for a Female Cherry Barb
The cherry barb is a small, elongated fish with a relatively compact body. It has a length of 5 cm or 2 inches. The female is fawn-colored at the top with a slightly greenish glow. The sides and belly have gleaming silver highlights. It may have a pink color on the back and on the top. The horizontal line runs from the tip of the snout through the eye to the base of the caudal fin. The male has a reddish color, becoming very deep red when breeding, and a slender body shape. The females have two pinkish streaks down their sides, which are also darker when preparing to breed.

The fish are most often kept in group tanks by aquarium hobbyists. The cherry barb is a school fish and is best kept in groups of five or more individuals, although the schools are often less discreet than those of other barbs. There will most definitely be hierarchy within these colleges. A ratio of at least two females to one male is required. The male is constantly harassing the females to reproduce, and if there are several females, they will avoid the attention of the male for a while.

The average life span is four years, with a maximum of about seven years. The tank should have abundant plant material, about two-thirds to three-quarters of the tank, but the fish also needs open space for swimming. This tends to hide and often withdraws under the cover of plants. The younger male is generally peaceful, but the mature male can be aggressive in breeding. Appropriate tank-mates include Rasbora and similar calm fish.

While mating, the male swims behind the female, chasing competing males away. The female will spawn between 200 and 300 eggs and disperse them to the plants and the substrate. It can eat its own eggs and a little fry. The eggs will hatch in one to two days, and the fries will float for two more days. The hatching will be about 1 cm after five weeks. Long and easy to identify as cherry barbs

References
Male Cherry Barb
Female Cherry Barb
Puntius titteya Deraniyagala, 1929 Cherry barb
Puntius titteya. Seriouslyfish. Retrieved 19 March 2017.

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