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#1 Kajuki18

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:40 AM

I was wondering if anyone here has them? What size tank you keep them? Tankmates? Also if you don't know what this fish looks like check out the pic. :D Roseline Shark

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 03:18 AM

Those are cute little fellows. I would like to try, they seem very interesting I might give it a try since I have a empty 30 gallon just waiting to have some fish in it. Just got threw cycling..

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:21 PM

Also/better known as the Red Line Torpedo barb, Puntius Denisonii is becoming very popular in the hobby. They're relatively peaceful schoolers and should be kept in groups of 6 or more. Keep the lid on the tank, as they're a little jumpy. High oxygen levels are also appreciated.

Most importantly, realize that these fish reach 4" and sometimes longer, so having a school of them is not going to be like having a school of cardinals. They need space.

Wildly beautiful fish. Definitely on my wish list... :thumbs:

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 03:26 PM

They crtainly like their swimming space.

>>> I have a empty 30 gallon

I would suggest that is really too small for denisoni, a group of 4-5 fish really needs at least a 55.

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 03:40 PM

:sad: I definatlry want some too. I love the colors and the fact that they are peaceful community fish is fantastic. HOw many do you think could fit in a 30 gallon?

I would get some but they are way out of my price range, they cost like 45 dollars each. Every place i go to find some in Chicago.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 09:03 AM

As I said above, denisoni should be kept in groups of say 4-5 fish, and are very active swimmers. Thus I do not believe a 30 is sufficient to keep the species.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 11:11 AM

yeah,i keep them.i have 7.if you want to know anything about them,give me a pm.very peaceful fish.have you seen fully grown denisonii?? stunning.have never nipped another fish,very placid,very colourful,the perfect fish.ps approx 10 each in england.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 01:29 PM

ps i would keep as many as possible if i were you but your 35 might be a bit small.buy 5 baby ones and see how you go.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 07:37 PM

I was wondering if anyone here has them? What size tank you keep them? Tankmates? Also if you don't know what this fish looks like check out the pic. :D Roseline Shark


I was at the pet store the other day and saw them and I just had to have one. Of course there was a waiting list. I was looking on craigslist and found one for sale along with some other fish. I got them and now they all live together and seem quite happy. :) The tank I have them in has discus, clown and striata loaches and an elephant nose. They seem happy together

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 08:30 PM

hi,they will be much happier in a group of 5-7.i have heard reports of them being nasty when kept in a single specimen.they are a stunning fish but really need a group of 5-7 and a tank of 55 gallons.the figures i am quoting are proven by myself.my group had stunnig colours all the time,no nipping/harrassing any tankmates ever.i kept mine with odessa barbs,sterbai cories,black ruby barbs.plenty of bogwood/plants and a ph of 6.5.fantastic fish.

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 02:49 AM

Nice fish, very active, keep in groups, 4 ft tank minimum, well oxygenated water.
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Posted 14 May 2006 - 03:59 AM

Agree with all the above. They need large schools and lots of room to swim. They were nearly unheard of in the aquarium trade until just recently. Unfortunately, the last time they were here they were about $39 each. The minimum you need to be humane to these fish is 6, so at $235, they can wait until someone can breed them down to $5 a piece. JMO.

Here is a pic I took of them at my lfs when i saw them for the first time and couldn't ID them. SH

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 08:02 PM

Hello,

I have the opportunity to get some Roseline Sharks, and I am debating whether it's a good idea, because I currently have three Siamese Algae Eaters, and don't know if they'll get along with the Roselines.

I have a 75 gallon planted tank. The SAE's are my favorite fish in the tank. They are so fun to watch, and get along really well. I was thinking about getting one or two of the Roselines to see how they all do together. Anyone have any experience with the two together, or heard of any reason why they should not be together? I was also wondering if 75 gallons is big enough for the three SAE's and 2 or more Roselines.

Thanks,
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Posted 24 May 2006 - 04:19 PM

Hello,

I have the opportunity to get some Roseline Sharks, and I am debating whether it's a good idea, because I currently have three Siamese Algae Eaters, and don't know if they'll get along with the Roselines.

I have a 75 gallon planted tank. The SAE's are my favorite fish in the tank. They are so fun to watch, and get along really well. I was thinking about getting one or two of the Roselines to see how they all do together. Anyone have any experience with the two together, or heard of any reason why they should not be together? I was also wondering if 75 gallons is big enough for the three SAE's and 2 or more Roselines.

Thanks,
Robin

SAEs should get along just fine with these guys, especially in a 75g planted tank. However, if you get 1, get 6. They are a schooling species. You wouldn't get one neon or danio, so don't get one roseline...

Also, what else do you have in the tank?

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 04:41 PM

a group of at least 5 would easily fit in your tank.fantastic fish.

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 04:56 PM

For those willing to spend $165, or so (including shipping) to get 6 of them, Live Aquaria has them for $22 each.

Edited by Teelie, 24 May 2006 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2006 - 10:27 PM


Hello,

I have the opportunity to get some Roseline Sharks, and I am debating whether it's a good idea, because I currently have three Siamese Algae Eaters, and don't know if they'll get along with the Roselines.

I have a 75 gallon planted tank. The SAE's are my favorite fish in the tank. They are so fun to watch, and get along really well. I was thinking about getting one or two of the Roselines to see how they all do together. Anyone have any experience with the two together, or heard of any reason why they should not be together? I was also wondering if 75 gallons is big enough for the three SAE's and 2 or more Roselines.

Thanks,
Robin

SAEs should get along just fine with these guys, especially in a 75g planted tank. However, if you get 1, get 6. They are a schooling species. You wouldn't get one neon or danio, so don't get one roseline...

Also, what else do you have in the tank?



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Posted 24 May 2006 - 10:37 PM

"SAEs should get along just fine with these guys, especially in a 75g planted tank. However, if you get 1, get 6. They are a schooling species. You wouldn't get one neon or danio, so don't get one roseline...

Also, what else do you have in the tank?"

Besides the SAE's I have an angelfish, discus, various tetras, corys, a couple of clown plecos, crystal red shrimps, that's about it. An odd mish-mash, I know.

I don't know how many I can get. I think the guy has five, but I'm not sure. We are trading...CRS for the roselines, and I'm not sure at this point how much he wants for the roselines, but I don't think it's more than $20 each. Nice deal since it's not costing me anything with the trade.

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:50 PM

"SAEs should get along just fine with these guys, especially in a 75g planted tank. However, if you get 1, get 6. They are a schooling species. You wouldn't get one neon or danio, so don't get one roseline...

Also, what else do you have in the tank?"

Besides the SAE's I have an angelfish, discus, various tetras, corys, a couple of clown plecos, crystal red shrimps, that's about it. An odd mish-mash, I know.

I don't know how many I can get. I think the guy has five, but I'm not sure. We are trading...CRS for the roselines, and I'm not sure at this point how much he wants for the roselines, but I don't think it's more than $20 each. Nice deal since it's not costing me anything with the trade.



I had these with SAEs - no problem at all. The SAEs hung out near the bottom of the tank most of the time (or sitting on plant leaves) whearas the Demisoni/redline torpedos/roseline (whatever!) generally occupied the upper third of the tank. No conflict between them when they met.

(Biggest problem was a male panchax trying to mate with the SAEs after his mate died!)

#20 rtmelendez

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 05:59 PM

I'm glad to hear positive feedback re: keeping the SAEs and roselines together. I am going to get six this weekend.

I bet the discus and angel will be a little stressed with all the darting around, but I'm sure they'll adjust.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 08:46 PM

I would definitely not keep the denisonii with discus. The barbs are way too active and prefer cooler temps than discus. I have mine with an angel pair with no problems however as well as with an SAE.

I also would not be inclined to keep discus and angels together normally either. There is a disease risk indoing so esp if either are wild caught.

Discus are not agressive eaters but tend to feed leisurely all day. When kept with other more agressive feeders the discus will rarely get enough food.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:46 PM

At the time I received the discus, I didn't know it wasn't recommended to keep them with angels. A friend brought me some one day, from one of his friends that raised them. At least neither one of them are wild caught.

I now only have one discus, and you are right, she really isn't an agressive eater, but really trys to get as much food as she can when I feed them. I can tell it's not her preferred method of feeding, but what can I do, I accepted the fish, and am now stuck with her unless I turn her in to a lfs.

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 03:28 PM

:sad: I definatlry want some too. I love the colors and the fact that they are peaceful community fish is fantastic. HOw many do you think could fit in a 30 gallon?

I would get some but they are way out of my price range, they cost like 45 dollars each. Every place i go to find some in Chicago.



I have just been in the hobby for 3 months and have fun with it. I have found they cost around $40 in Tennessee for a 3 to 4 inch Rose line Shark. I have to get me one with my next paycheck.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:01 PM

Where do you buy roseline sharks online ,I can only find them at places very exspensive

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 12:29 AM

This fish isn't very cheap at the moment, the lowest price I have seen is liveaquaria.com for $23.99. My fish store had very small ones (1") for $35.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:52 AM

I understand they are all but extinct in the wild now but are fairly easy to breed and the prices have been lowering fairly steadily. They are about $20 for 2" examples here in Nor Cal.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:33 PM

I've got six babies in my 240l, just ~5cm long. Got a great deal for them too, 13-50 per pair, as they were commercially bred (which is great considering their staus in the wild, bordering on extinct). Very graceful normally, lovely to see them schooling in the Eheim 2078 current, but can't half shift when they need to!Posted Image

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:17 AM

I've got six babies in my 240l, just ~5cm long. Got a great deal for them too, 13-50 per pair, as they were commercially bred (which is great considering their staus in the wild, bordering on extinct). Very graceful normally, lovely to see them schooling in the Eheim 2078 current, but can't half shift when they need to!Posted Image


where abouts in england are u??? the best i can get them is 25 per pair.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:30 AM

also what temp is needed for them. my current set up runs at 26.5c.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:45 PM


I've got six babies in my 240l, just ~5cm long. Got a great deal for them too, 13-50 per pair, as they were commercially bred (which is great considering their staus in the wild, bordering on extinct). Very graceful normally, lovely to see them schooling in the Eheim 2078 current, but can't half shift when they need to!Posted Image


where abouts in england are u??? the best i can get them is 25 per pair.


This is from Aquajardin in Fairoak, outskirts of Southampton. They are 15 per pair and then a 10% discount is applied if you buy a 5 membership card ;)




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