Barbs are vigorous, hardy and multicolored fish. They are all schooling varieties that serve best if conserved in groups of at least five or more, so remember that when evaluating this family of fish. Most wish for soft acidic water that is adequately aerated and a little on the cooler side.

Barbs are so involved, tank mates should only be varieties that can withstand boisterous companions.

Long-finned fish, in specific, are usually not the satisfactory tank mates for parts of the Barb family.

They are also known as Purple-headed barb or ruby barb.

The adult size of this species is 2.5 inches/6.5 centimeters.

The lifespan of these barb fishes is 5 years.

They look especially impressive when kept with barbs retaining vertical stripes, such as the Tiger Barb.

They are very susceptible to water conditions and perform well in a just set up aquarium, bringing them a popular first fish.

A larger Barb, this variety should only be protected with fish of similar size.

Even if the instances in the shop are tiny, remember that they will grow much larger.

Easily the most recognizable among the Barb family, the Tigers are incredibly famous for home aquariums.

The list of Names of Barb Species

  1. Black Ruby Barb
  2. Denison Barb
  3. Gold Barb
  4. Rosy Barb
  5. Tiger Barb
  6. Tinfoil Barb
  7. Zebra Barb
  8. Clown Barb
  9. Arulius Barb
  10. Cherry Barb
  11. Checker Barb
  12. Curmuca Barb
  13. Denison Barb
  14. Denison Barb
  15. Chubbyhead Barb
  16. Gold Barb
  17. Beardless Barb
  18. Five Banded Barb
  19. Greenstripe Barb
  20. Maharaja Barb

Barb fishes can be found in different colors like Yellow, Red, Black, White, Orange, Silver.

Barb are generally small size fish and there are over 2000 known species of barb.

They mostly prefer fresh water than saline.

Due to bright colors and small size they are mostly kept in aquariums around the world.

Not all barb fishes are suitable for home aquarium like Curmuca Barb can grow to 40 inches.

Gold Barb is most peaceful barb verity and can be kept in aquariums.