Denison Barb (Sahyadria denisonii) - Medium

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The Denison Barb (Sahyadria denisonii), also known as the Roseline Shark, is a vibrant and popular freshwater aquarium fish. It has a sleek, streamlined body that is silver with black stripes running laterally down its sides, and a bright red line that extends from the snout to the tail. They prefer to live in aquariums with plenty of swimming space and decorations that mimic their natural habitat. They are peaceful fish that enjoy swimming in schools, so it's best to keep them in groups of six or more. Here are some care points for Denisonii Barb:

  • SOLD SIZE: about 2"
  • Origin: Western Ghats region of India
  • Max size in inches: Up to 5 inches 
  • Recommended tank size in gallons: 40 gallons or larger
  • Water temperature: 72-82°F
  • Temperament: Peaceful and active, should be kept in groups
  • Diet: Omnivorous, feed a variety of flake, pellet, and live/frozen foods
  • Life span: Up to 5 years with proper care