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Denison Barb, Red Line Torpedo Barb

 

Family: CYPRINIDAE
Species: Puntius denisonii
Common Name: Denison Barb, Red Line Torpedo Barb
Size: 5.5 to 6 inches (14 cm)
Min Tank Size: At least 48" in length. The larger the nicer.
Habitat: Asia: Endemic to India, primarily from Kannaur, Kerala .
Diet: Omvivorous, eats pretty much whatever is offered flake frozen and live food.
Behavior: Active but peaceful schooling fish, Recommended numbers of 6 or more.
Water: Temperature 59-77°F (15-20°C), pH range 6.5-7.5 dH range: 5 - 25.
Care: Medium, Requires a large tank with a strong current.
Communities: Good, works well in most community set-ups.
Suitability: Good as long as you have the room to meet it's needs.

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