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Question: Red Line Torpedo Barb experience?

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  1. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    Hey hey all :)
    I was in my LFS today, thought i'd check out thier stock in prep for getting my 200 ltr this christmas :D
    I saw a species called red lined torpedo barb and i fell for them completely!

    I asked about whether they would go well with the other fish i was considering (e.g. Krib, mollies, platies, angelfish) and he stated they shouldn't be a problem.

    After my experiences with my other LFS (which i don't use anymore >>) i was wary. But he really seemed to know what he was talking about, knew alot about kribs when i asked, compatibility etc.

    But i was wondering if anyone had any experience with this fish?
     
  2. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

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    They are quite beautiful fish, I can see why you'd want them! :)
    Red lines are peaceful schoolers that prefer calm tank mates. They can grow pretty large; I've personally seen some around the 6 inch mark. If I remember correctly, 200 ltrs is somewhere around 50 gallons. This should work for keeping a group of red lines, but IMO is probably a minimum for them. You should be able to get by with it, but just remember to keep in mind their adult size when stocking your tank. :)
     
  3. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    Aren't they super expensive?

    Liveaquaria has them listed for $30 a piece. How much are they there?
     
  4. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Pretty much. The cheapest I've seen them is $29.99 each.
     
  5. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    Yeah i saw online a bit later they can grow to around the 15cm mark, how many would be recommended for a school? 4-6 maybe?

    And i totally forgot to look at the price but generally, the price doesn't really bother me when i fall for a fish hehe
     
  6. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    That fish place has them for $17.

    She's in the UK though
     
  7. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Good price, but shipping would be quite expensive! :p

    I'd go with 6 for a school. They would look stunning in a planted tank. :)
     
  8. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    They do look beautiful, but thinking about how big they grow i think i'd be best not getting them, i'd hate for them to feel crowded :(
    I can still dream though hehe
     
  9. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

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    LOL... you will get a bigger tank someday! :)
     
  10. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    Lol seems like there's a bit of enabling going on here :p
    I don't think my partner would let me get a bigger tank, had to spend a long time convincing him on this one hehe
     
  11. guppy man

    guppy man Member Member

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    At my L.F.S. they had them on sale for ten dollars a peice.Their pretty cooooooool.
     
  12. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    hehe they really are :) I'll jus keep dreaming of that bigger tank!
     
  13. Toddnbecka

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    When we get around to buying a larger house I'm planning to build a 7-8' show tank. Torpedo barbs are most likely going to be on the stock list.
     
  14. gunner13

    gunner13 Well Known Member Member

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    Hi Shadowbeam, Dennison barbs are cool and not like other barbs, ie; you dont have to have a shoal of 5 plus as they dnt dart about like looneys looking for the next fin too nibble on. I know a few pple that have only 1 in their tank as a show piece and they do very well. A tad pricey, my LFS sells them at £10.90, but not enough too break the bank. IMO you could have 2 easily in a 200 ltr.
    Good Luck

    Nick
     
  15. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    Hey thanks for the advice! I'll go check them out now :D Always good to hear alternatives, so much appriciated
     
  16. gunner13

    gunner13 Well Known Member Member

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    Hi shadow, Denison barbs are red line torpedo but we call them the afore mentioned. Scientific name is Puntius Denisonii.
    Hope this helps
    Nick
     
  17. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    Hehe yeah so I found out when I looked up the name :)
     
  18. Diggly

    Diggly Well Known Member Member

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    I found a cheap 500l tank but didnt tell my bf the size ;) I just showed him a picture. By the time it came I just went oh well its here now haha - he loves it as much as I do though!
     
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