This is the linebred deep red variant of the popular rosy barb
This species is generally peaceful and an ideal resident of the well-researched community aquarium.
As it places no special demands in terms of water chemistry it can be combined with many of the most popular fish in the hobby including other small cyprinids as well as tetras, livebearers, rainbowfishes, anabantoids, catfishes and loaches.
It's a schooling species by nature and ideally should be kept in a group of at least 8-10 specimens.
Maintaining it in decent numbers will not only make the fish less nervous but will result in a more effective, natural-looking display, plus males will display their best colours as they compete with one other for female attention.