They are brightly colored fish and one of the most popular in their family. Their vibrant colors and schooling nature are adored by aquarists of all levels. The appearance is the first thing that draws you in. True to their name, these fish are a bright cherry red pretty much from head to toe.
Origin: Cyprinidae These fish are a tropical species that comes from Sri Lanka.
Care Level: Easy Water parameters: Water temperature: 73°F to 81°F, pH levels: 6 to 8 and water hardness: 5 to 19 dH.
Darker sand is a great choice for these fish.
You can include some driftwood, caves, and rocks if you want as well.
Diatoms, algae, plant matter, small insects, worms, crustaceans, and other zooplankton all make a great meal for these little fish.
Size: 1-2 Inches Males tend to be more of a red/cherry color, whilst females are whiter. The body-length lateral line is also browner in females.
Life Span: 5-6 Years If they are provided with proper aquarium conditions.