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Albino Cherry barb is a small and colorful freshwater fish species. It is a variant of the Cherry Barb, which is native to Sri Lanka, and has a unique appearance due to its lack of pigment. Its unique albino appearance make it a favorite among many aquarium hobbyists. They are a hardy species that will tolerate fluctuations in water parameters.

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Features of Albino Cherry Barb: 

  • They have a similar body shape to other barb species, with a rounded belly and long, flowing fins
  • Albino Cherry Barbs have a white or pale pink body with bright red markings on its fins and a small black dot at the base of its tail
  • Generally peaceful and do well in community tanks with other peaceful species
  • Average lifespan : 4-6 years
  • Grows up to 7cm


Albino Cherry Barb : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Albino Cherry Barb:

Albino Cherry Barbs will need at least 75L tank to contain a small group of them. If keeping a large group, consider a larger aquarium. 

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Albino Cherry Barb Tank Mate Compatibility:

Ideally, house no fewer than five Albino Cherry barbs in an aquarium as they are a schooling fish. Avoid housing them with slower-moving, long-finned fish. 

Great tank mates for your Albino Cherry Barb include:

Albino Cherry Barb Diet:

Albino Cherry barbs are omnivorous and naturally feed on insects, crustacean's and algae in the wild. They will readily eat a variety of foods, including pellets, flakes, frozen or live foods in the aquarium. It's important to provide them with a balanced diet to keep them healthy. Feed a quality flake or pellet and supplement with daphnia, bloodworms, and brine shrimp.

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Aquarium Filtration for Albino Cherry Barbs

Gentle water flow is preferred. When selecting an aquarium filter consider the size of your aquarium and ensure adequate volume to maintain clean water. Cherry barbs are a hardy species but do best in clean water. Sponge filters and hang on filters are suitable, cannister filters are a great option for medium to large aquariums.

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Aquarium Plants for Albino Cherry Barbs

Albino Cherry Barbs thrive in a well-planted aquarium and can be seen darting in and around foliage. They will enjoy open swimming space in the forefront of the aquarium. Albino Cherry Barbs may nibble at soft leaf live plants, use firmer leave foliage.

Great plants to consider include:

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Aquarium Decorations for Albino Cherry Barbs

Adding aquarium decorations to your fish tank provide places to hide and shelter, this reduces stress in your fish and may enhance colour and health. Add aquarium ornaments, caves, rocks, and driftwood in your aquarium to create a fun playground for them to swim around. 

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Aquarium Lighting for Albino Cherry Barbs

Albino Cherry Barbs prefer subdued lighting. Adjustable LED lighting uses less energy, creates less heat and can be adjusted to ensure your fish are happy and healthy. You c an add floating aquarium plants such as java moss to create shade. Aquarium lighting is necessary for the photosynthesis required for healthy aquarium plants. 

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Aquarium Substrate for Albino Cherry Barbs

Albino Cherry Barbs prefer a darker substrate to help reduce lighting. If keeping live aquarium plants, consider using a nutrient rich aquasoil to optimize plant growth.

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