Rosy Barb Pethia conchonius

Rosy Barb male
Rosy Barb male
Rosy Barb female
The Rosy Barb is native to lakes and streams of northern South Asia (including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Northern India and Bangladesh).
Rosy Barb
Rosy Barb
Rosy Barb
Silvery gold and usually with a black tail spot, both male and female are more brightly-coloured when breeding, the female turning golder and rounder and the male turning brighter red with a gold back. Only the male has black on the fins.
Rosy Barb
Rosy Barb
Rosy Barb
Mature at 2.5 inches long, they can grow to some 6 inches (14cm) long. Omnivores, when spawning they will eat some of their own eggs.