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The Torpedo Red Line Barb, also known as Puntius denisonii, is a stunning freshwater fish species that originates from the Western Ghats mountain range in India. This fish is highly sought after by aquarium hobbyists due to its unique appearance and active nature.


The Torpedo Red Line Barb can reach up to 6 inches in length and requires a minimum tank size of 50 gallons. They are active swimmers and appreciate plenty of open swimming space along with live plants and hiding places. They are best kept in groups of six or more.


These omnivores will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as bloodworms and brine shrimp. A balanced diet is crucial to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients for optimal health.


The Torpedo Red Line Barb's most unique characteristic is their striking red stripe that runs along their body, contrasting beautifully against their silver body. They are also known for their torpedo-like shape and active swimming behavior.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • gH: 8-12
  • kH: 2-10
  • TDS: 200-300
  • Temperature: 72-79°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

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