How to Draw a Rosy Barb

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Rosy Barb in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Rosy Barb.

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How to Draw a Rosy Barb - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start by drawing a sideways V. This will be your rosy barb's head. Add lips at the point of the V.

Step 2: Draw a large round eye and wavy lines on the face.

Step 3: Next, draw the fish's body. The bottom line curves up like a smile and the top has a bump.

Step 4: Make the tail. It has a shape almost like a very pointy number 3. Add lines to make it look more realistic.

Step 5: Lastly, draw the fins. Add lots of lines to them so that they look nearly colored in. You are done with your rosy barb! If you'd like to color your fish, they are typically a pinkish-gold.

Interesting Facts about the Rosy Barb

Rosy barb is a freshwater fish, which is found mostly in southern part of Asia in countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal & Bangladesh. Male barbs are generally pink in color but green along the upper fins while the females are red at the same point. Males have spots on the dorsal while females do not have any spots. It weighs around 340 g and when it reaches maturity it can grow up to of 2.5 inches . Their diet comprises of insects, worms and plant material. These fishes can grow up to a maximum of 6 inches

Did you know?

  • Rosy barb is commercially important to humans as it s used in aquarium business.
  • It is very peaceful and remains calm in presence of humans.
  • They are fed once or twice a day when kept in aquarium.
  • Males change their color to red during spawning duration.
  • As a part of their breeding process, the male chases the female barb.
  • Their young ones start swimming in around 6 days from the day they are born.

Lesson plan note: Let children draw fish on a sheet of paper and color it. You can then paste all of them on a wall to create your own little fish tank.