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Delphinus
08-29-2010, 08:20 PM
Can anyone ID this guy for me?

Was thinking maybe a rainbow of some kind but I thought they had a different shape?

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Veng68
08-29-2010, 08:26 PM
Denison's Barb
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denison%27s_Barb

Cheers,
Vic

Funky_Fish14
08-29-2010, 08:32 PM
AKA. "Indian Flasher Barb"
AKA. "Roseline Shark"

It is a barb. Pretty common/good tank-mate for tetras and stuff and a community fish. its one of the less aggressive barbs. Also pricier. Active, colourful, schoolers. Pretty cool fish actually!

New fish of yours?

Delphinus
08-29-2010, 09:03 PM
A barb! Cool, thanks!!

Saw them at Georgia Aquarium in with clown loaches. Not a new fish for me (not "yet" anyhow, haha. I want some now though! I have to fix up my FW setup first though, it's kind of a hair algae disaster at the moment.)

skabooya
08-29-2010, 09:04 PM
agreed with above.
PS they like to be in groups

Chaloupa
08-29-2010, 11:57 PM
They do like to live in groups...however 2 do NOT do well in a tank...too much picking on each other......beautiful fish though!

Tracey2
08-30-2010, 01:58 AM
I have tried groups of 5 & 6 of this barb and always end up with one. Others seem to have luck in groups but in my 125g they would fight, I have 1 large now and he is beautiful.

365seasons
08-30-2010, 02:11 AM
Rosaline shark. Have one in our freshwater. When fed bloodworms, his red is gorgeous...Fun fish!!!:biggrin:

Delphinus
08-30-2010, 03:17 AM
Found a whole bunch today on my LFS tripping. :lol: But didn't buy any. My FW tank needs a workover before I put any new fish in there. I might pick up a few after that which gives me time to save up for them. Wow, you guys aren't kidding when you said they're pricey.

Veng68
08-30-2010, 03:47 AM
Found a whole bunch today on my LFS tripping. :lol: But didn't buy any. My FW tank needs a workover before I put any new fish in there. I might pick up a few after that which gives me time to save up for them. Wow, you guys aren't kidding when you said they're pricey.

How much are they over in Calgary? A vendor on BC Aquaria (pm me for name) can get them in regularly for around $12 each.

Cheers,
Vic

Delphinus
08-30-2010, 03:54 AM
They were selling at $20 each at the one store that had them.

Veng68
08-30-2010, 03:56 AM
I remember when they first came out, they were going for $40+

ElGuappo
08-30-2010, 05:42 AM
I have 5!! I had my previous 5 die to ich when introduced by other fish!

They do better in a longer tank!! My first group of 5 all got to be about 5.5 inches!! And they are lightning fast!!

I have seen themfrom anywhere between 25 and 80 bucks

also these are not barbs!! They have be reclassified ! Hey are Now called puntias dennisonii. I did a bunch of research a while back when I was thinking of breeding them!! When I did the research the only thing I could find on breeding was that their was no recorded case of this in Captivity!! I think has changed tho as they are far more readilly available now!

Funky_Fish14
08-30-2010, 07:00 AM
ElGuappo is right.... I remember hearing about the reclassification! Good catch!

Tony - $20+ seems to be pretty average price for them in pet stores. Up here... from 1.5-3" they seem to cost anywhere from 20-40 each.

albert_dao
09-06-2010, 10:46 PM
This fish is such unethical buy. It's pretty much the same situation as the Bangaii Cardinal, only there is no grassroots hobbyist movement to rectify the situation.

Ryan
09-07-2010, 05:07 PM
They are in every store here in Lethbridge now. They seems like a really nice little fish, actice, easy to keep, and moderatly priced compared to what they used to be.

ElGuappo
09-07-2010, 08:46 PM
This fish is such unethical buy. It's pretty much the same situation as the Bangaii Cardinal, only there is no grassroots hobbyist movement to rectify the situation.

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Veng68
09-07-2010, 08:57 PM
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Over collection in their natural habitat. Not many (maybe 1-2) reported cases of breeding in captivity.

Cheers,
Vic