Scientific Name: Barbus denisonii
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Approximate purchase size : 6 - 8cm
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How easy are they to care for?
Denisons Barbs require good water quality to flourish, and as such have a moderate care requirement.
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
The fish are native to the southern backwaters of Kerala, India.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Ideally kept in shoals of 4-6 or more.
What water conditions do they require?
Good water quality from frequent water changes is essential to help them thrive, but will happily live in 24-28 and a pH range of 6.5 - 7.8
What should you feed them?
Will happily accept a range of Frozen, Flake and Live foods. Foods that promote red colouration will improve the quality of their pronounced red line.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Although generally perceived as quite peaceful with like sized species it is not recommended with small fish such as Mosquito Rasbora or Gold Tetra.
Can they be bred in captivity?
It is very unlikely to see these breed without special attention in captivity.