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A fairly recent addition to the aquarium world the Denison Barb is a
striking active fish. Still expensive you should use restraint before
purchasing and make sure you can supply the environment needed to help
Listed tank sizes are the minimum
||May grow up to 6 inches (15cm)
||55 gal minimum
||Bottom, Middle, Top
||5° - 25° dH
||59°F to 77°F (15°-20° C)
Denison Barb, Red Line Torpedo Barb
Asia: Primarily from Kannaur, Kerala in India.
General Body Form:
Slender and elongated torpedo shaped body with a slightly rounded belly.
This photo was originally taken by swordw
and the original photo can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordw/2472584790/
Body of gold or silver with red and black stripes running front to back
and coming to a point at the nose. A red stripe runs through upper part
of eye. Tail has 2 bright yellow slashes topped with Black. Dorsal fin
has a Red swatch starting at the base and continuing along the top,
thinning as it nears the end.
A peaceful and extremely active schooling fish-especially when young,
less so as adults. They will use all water levels (top , middle and
bottom). Recommended in a school of 6 or more. These fish are omnivores
and eat pretty much whatever is offered. Loves freeze-dried bloodworms
and sinking shrimp pellets. Live food is a nice treat as well as fruits
and vegetables. Denison Barbs require a large enough tank to allow sufficient
swimming space, but appreciates plants and driftwood (or ornaments )
to swim in through and around. Use hardier plants as they will nibble
at soft plants. Provide a lot of current. Ideally keep them with active
fish of similar size, but they will work well in most community set-ups
providing extreme size differences and no overly aggressive fish are
present. Coming from swift flowing cool water at 59-77°F (15-25°C) the
oxygen content is high and the water conditions in your tank should
try to mimic this as much as possible with the use of powerheads, excellent
filtration and maintenance practices. Although I would recommend a heater
-if your house temp is stable they do not actually need a heated tank.
Fast flowing mountainous streams.
Sexing and breeding is unknown, I have not seen any reports of tank