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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Red Line Torpedo barb

Picture of Rosy barb, male
Common nameRed Line Torpedo barb, Denison barb, Red Line Barb, Red Comet barb
Scientific namePuntius denisonii
SynonymsBarbus, Crossocheilus, Labeo denisonii (not valid)
Size6" (15cm)
OriginIndia
Tank setupLarger tank (3ft/90cm plus) with plenty of swimming space, use robust plants. Keep water well oxygenated with a good flow rate.
CompatibilityKeep with other lively community species, such as other medium-sized barbs and rainbowfish.
Temperature18-25oC (64-77oF)
Water chemistryFairly soft to slightly hard, around neutral (pH 6.5-7.5)
FeedingOmnivorous, most foods accepted. Soft-leaved plants are likely to be eaten.
SexingUnknown
BreedingNot yet achieved in captivity.
Comments A very striking barb species, which is now becoming more available in the aquarium trade, although it is considered endangered in the wild.


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