Red Line Torpedo Barb Information & Care
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|Sub Family 1||Barbs|
|Common Name||Red Line Torpedo Barb|
|Scientific Name||Barbus denisonii|
The Red Line Torpedo Barb or Denison Barb (Barbus denisonii) is a tropical fish belonging to the barb group in the minnow family. Originating in fast-flowing streams and rivers of India, this fish is a relatively new addition to the fish keeping hobby. They are characterized by a torpedo shaped body with silver scales, a red line running from their head, through the eye, back towards the middle of the body, and below the red line, a black line that runs the length of the fish to the tail. The fish will grow to a maximum length of 6 inches (15.0 centimeters).
The Red Line Torpedo Barb is a schooling fish that is usually kept in groups. They tend to be peaceful but some have been known to be slightly aggressive. Red Line Torpedo Barbs natively live in a subtropical climate and are adaptable fish that prefer water with a 6.8-7.8 pH, a water hardness of 5-25 dGH, and a temperature range of 60-77 F (15-25 C).