red line torpedo barbs (puntius denisoni)

Discussion in 'Fish' started by john starkey, 19 Feb 2008.

  1. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi All, i hope someone can advise me please, i would like to add some red line torpedo barbs to my setup (i think it lacks some larger fish) i have been told that they do ok in co2 setups, but i have also been told they dont like high co2 and they may suffer as a result, i run my co2 at 3bps (bubbles per second) my co2 is very stable and never seems to alter only during water changes, my setup which is 5 x 2 x 2 aready contains 100 cardinals,12 rummy nose, 10 flying foxs, 5 golden rams, 4 otos, and plenty of shrimps it is also very heavily planted, regards john
     
  2. Ed Seeley

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    I've seen a few larger tanks on APC with CO2 and Denisoni barbs in so I think you'll be fine.

    I'm also going to stick this in the fish bit John, hope that's ok?
     
  3. Lo77aine

    Lo77aine Newly Registered

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    We added four denisonii barbs a few weeks ago in a heavily planted tank with Co2 and they seem to be thriving. They are the most beautiful fish and we got them for a bargain 4 for £30. Will check out the CO2 to see what it is running at (not my strength!!)
    :oops: :D
     
  4. Globalbloke

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    I'm Lo77aine's other half and can help with the CO2 question, I was running 2 bps but have recently doubled that, I am using a JBL CO2 unit with diffuser. Everyone is happy, PH is now a steady 7.5 and the Denisonii seem to love it :)

    Plants are green and fish are happy, can't make it any better than that :)
     
  5. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    Welcome to the forum! :D Required reading here: http://www.ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=467

    Exam next Thursday... :p

    Cheers,
     
  6. aaronnorth

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    They also like fast flowing water.
     
  7. john starkey

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    movement to fish bit

    thanks eds, sorry for wrong placement regards john.
     
  8. john starkey

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    Hi Lo77aine, aquajardin near glos were doing them some time back for £9 each but they were quite small, thanks for the info regards john, oh thanks to your other half too.
     
  9. sanj

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    These are my favourite fish, had seven and they did shoal most of the time, but then i lost all of them and all my fish in the 'Great tank disaster of 2006". I have only just recovered, but i will be looking to stock them again when i reset up. I did use co2 and it was heavily planted, but it was also a hot summer day...cant talk about it... :arghh:
     
  10. Lisa_Perry75

    Lisa_Perry75 Member

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    What you want John is some Beckfordi Pencilfish :lol:
     
  11. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi Ya Lisey,yeh i know where you saw those i agree they were so cute, i will read my book of tropical fish and see how big they grow,take care lisa,

    regards john.
     
  12. ulster exile

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    Not much bigger than the size you saw them at John. Beautiful fish imo and really appreciate a well planted tank such as yours - not huge fans of really bright light, but with lots of planting, maybe some floaters, they will do just fine. Males are redder/blacker and females have the golden stripe down them. Prefer softer water and IME need extra-careful acclimitization - I found this out the hard way unfortunately and lost 6 out of my initial purchase of 10 but tried again with much slower acclimitization and they've gone from strength to strength.

    I keep mine in 5dGH, 3dKH 7.4ph, feed them a mixture of crushed flake, floating pellets, bloodworm, whiteworm, tubifex and chopped prawn. IME only the live foods will bring out their colour.

    It's a poor picture, but you can see the difference in colour in males and females - the two darkest on the top of the pic are males, whilst the golden striped ones are females.

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  13. Lisa_Perry75

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    Thanks for the info Chrisi!
     
  14. john starkey

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    Hi Chrisi,thanks for the info on the pencil fish, i have decided to not add any more fish to my large setup but i am going to do a 60 X 45 X 45 opti white setup soon so i may consider some then,take care john
     
  15. sanj

    sanj Member

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    Did you get any denisonis in the end?
     
  16. john starkey

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    Hi Sanj, yes i did buy eight for £100, they are gorgeous,regards john.
     
  17. sanj

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    Excellent, they really gorw to become beautiful fish, I kept them beofre, but now have 10 living with a few species of rainbowfish. :)
     
  18. TDI-line

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    Hi John, how are your barbs doing?

    Have you noticed them growing?

    I bought 15 small ones yesterday, so there just settling in at the moment.
     

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