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Roseline Shark / Denisonii Barb (Sahyadria denisonii)

$8.99$19.99

A fish with many names, the Roseline Shark, Redline Torpedo Sharkk, or Denisonii Barb is a vividly colored schooling fish found in the fast moving streams of Western India. With their peaceful, active nature and vibrant red, yellow, and black coloration, this fish has become a favorite in the aquarium hobby – especially among planted tank hobbyists. Although hardy, these fish prefer well-oxygenated water with some current and will display their best colors when excellent water quality is maintained.

Lemonfin Barb (Hypsibarbus wetmorei)

$7.49$24.99

A medium growing, peaceful cyprinid found throughout Thailand and Southeast Asia, the Lemonfin or Yellowtail Tinfoil Barb is typically found in loose schools in the wild. A striking, active fish which usually inhabits well-oxygenated waters with moderate to high flow, large specimens make for an impressive display in large mixed-species aquariums. This species is a popular dither species with predatory fish and cichlid keepers as they are hardy, active, and generally compatible with most similarly-sized tankmates.

African Banded Barb (Barbus fasciolatus)

$6.49

A medium sized, relatively peaceful barb found throughout much of Central and Southern Africa, the African Banded or Fire Barb is named for the distinctive bands and vivid red coloration mature males develop. A shoaling fish, they are found in medium to large aggregations in the wild and should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish in the aquarium. Hardy and active, a group makes for an impressive centerpiece for an aquascaped or planted nano aquarium.

Striped Barb (Desmopuntius johorensis)

$9.99

An attractively marked, medium growing species cyprinid, the Striped or Zebra Barb is widespread in Southeast Asia, where it is usually found in shallow, warm, blackwater creeks and pools. An active schooling fish, they require ample open space for swimming and make an excellent dither fish and add a lot of activity to a mixed species tank. The Striped Barb is a relatively peaceful and extremely hardy fish that will get along well with similarly sized or larger tankmates.

Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum)

$4.99

One of a number of so-called freshwater “sharks” in the Cyprinid family (no actual relation to marine sharks), the colorful Rainbow Shark has been popular in the aquarium hobby for decades. Originating in well-oxygenated shallow streams in the Mekong basin in Southeast Asia, this fish is a medium growing hardy omnivore and grazer that makes a colorful addition to a medium or large community aquarium. Although smaller fish do well in groups, they tend to become more solitary as they grow and can become territorial towards one another or other similar looking fish as adults. Ideal tankmates include medium peaceful cichlids, barbs, or larger rainbowfish.

Albino Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum)

$4.99

One of a number of so-called freshwater “sharks” in the Cyprinid family (no actual relation to marine sharks), the colorful Rainbow Shark has been popular in the aquarium hobby for decades. Originating in well-oxygenated shallow streams in the Mekong basin in Southeast Asia, this fish is a medium growing hardy omnivore and grazer that makes a colorful addition to a medium or large community aquarium. Although smaller fish do well in groups, they tend to become more solitary as they grow and can become territorial towards one another or other similar looking fish as adults. Ideal tankmates include medium peaceful cichlids, barbs, or larger rainbowfish.

Checker Barb (Oliotius oligolepis) - Group of 5 FishChecker Barb (Oliotius oligolepis) - Group of 5 FishOut Of Stock

Checker Barb (Oliotius oligolepis) – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99

A small, attractive and peaceful schooling fish, the Checker Barb comes from shallow streams and pools in Sumatra, where it is typically found in large shoals. With their active schooling nature and vivid adult coloration this species makes an excellent display fish for a medium sized community or aquascaped tank. Active and hardy, they are found in large groups in the wild and should be kept in groups of at least 5 in the aquarium. Unlike their similar relative the Tiger Barb, this species is peaceful and not prone to nip fins, and should be kept with similarly peaceful fish.

Chinese Phoenix Barb (Spinibarbus denticulatus)Out Of Stock

Chinese Phoenix Barb (Spinibarbus denticulatus)

$29.99

The Chinese Phoenix Barb is a commonly farmed fish in Southern China and Northern Vietnam, where they are considered an important food fish. Although dull as juveniles, they develop into very impressive adults, displaying deep reds in the fins and a high contrast black-and-silver pattern on the body. They are found in a wide range of temperatures, and will tolerate both tropical and subtropical temperatures. Although hardy and adaptable, they will do best in clean, well-oxygenated water with moderate current. A peaceful species which will do well with most similarly sized fish.

Five-Banded Barb (Desmopuntius pentazona) - Group of 5 FishOut Of Stock

Five-Banded Barb (Desmopuntius pentazona) – Group of 5 Fish

$16.99

A peaceful, small schooling barb originating in the acidic, blackwater streams and swamps of Borneo, the Five Banded Barb makes an attractive display fish for a medium sized community or aquascaped tank. Active and hardy, they are found in large groups in the wild and should be kept in groups of at least 5 in the aquarium. Unlike their similar relative the Tiger Barb, this species is peaceful and not prone to nip fins, and should be kept with similarly peaceful fish.

Hampala Barb (Hampala macrolepidota)Out Of Stock

Hampala Barb (Hampala macrolepidota)

$34.99$39.99

A large growing schooling fish found in clear, fast-moving waters in Thailand and Myanmar, the Hampala or Sidebar barb is a predatory but relatively peaceful barb. In the aquarium, they make an excellent dither fish for other large predatory fish and will do best with some water movement and frequent large water changes. Like many larger barbs, they can be skittish and first and will do best in a group of 3-5 fish. Some cover in the form of driftwood or artificial plants (live ones will be eaten) will help them settle into the aquarium environment.

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Snakeskin / Rhombo Barb (Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus) - Group of 5 FishOut Of Stock

Snakeskin / Rhombo Barb (Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus) – Group of 5 Fish

$34.99 $29.99

One of the most beautifully marked member of the barb family, the Snakeskin, Rhombo, or Round Banded Barb is a medium growing species found in the blackwater streams and peat swamps of Borneo. In the wild, this species inhabits warm, acidic waters and will display their best coloration when kept in similar conditions. Unlike some of their more common relatives, the Snakeskin Barb is peaceful and will do well with most peaceful tankmates in the aquarium. This species will do best when kept in groups of 5 or more.

Tiger Barb (Puntigrus pentazona) - Group of 5 FishOut Of Stock

Tiger Barb (Puntigrus pentazona) – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99

A classic aquarium fish and one of the most popular species in the hobby, the Tiger Barb is an attractive, fast-moving schooling fish best kept in groups of 5 or more. They can be considered a semi-aggressive fish but typically if kept in a large enough group they will ignore other tankmates. A hardy and adaptable fish, the Tiger Barb makes an excellent addition to most medium to large community aquariums and a great dither fish for many Central and South American Cichlids.

Green Tiger Barb (Puntigrus pentazona) - Group of 5 FishOut Of Stock

Green Tiger Barb (Puntigrus pentazona) – Group of 5 Fish

$19.99

A classic aquarium fish and one of the most popular species in the hobby, the Tiger Barb is an attractive, fast-moving schooling fish best kept in groups of 5 or more. They can be considered a semi-aggressive fish but typically if kept in a large enough group they will ignore other tankmates. A hardy and adaptable fish, the Tiger Barb makes an excellent addition to most medium to large community aquariums and a great dither fish for many Central and South American Cichlids. The “Green” variant is a selectively bred strain that displays a unique green body coloration instead of the typical black stripes.

Borneo Red Fin Silver Shark (Cyclocheilichthys janthochir)Out Of Stock

Borneo Red Fin Silver Shark (Cyclocheilichthys janthochir)

$19.99

An uncommon, medium-growing “shark” (actually a member of the barb family), the Borneo Redfin Shark is typically found in acidic, black water streams, rivers, and pools throughout Borneo. A hardy and peaceful species, they will do well in a wide range of water conditions but will show their best coloration in warm, soft water. In the aquarium, they are best kept in groups of 3 or more and will generally do well with other similar schooling fish.

Platinum Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus altus)Out Of Stock

Platinum Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus altus)

$39.99

A large growing but peaceful cyprinid found throughout much of Southeast Asia, the Tinfoil Barb has been a favorite in the aquarium hobby for years despite its very large adult size. A striking, active schooling fish which usually inhabits well-oxygenated waters with moderate to high flow, large specimens make for an impressive display in a sufficiently large aquarium. This species is a popular dither species with predatory fish keepers as they are big, hardy, and peaceful. The platinum variant is a rare line-bred color form sought after for their distinctive, uniform bright white coloration.

Red Panda / Melon Barb (Haludaria fasciata)Out Of Stock

Red Panda / Melon Barb (Haludaria fasciata)

$9.99

A vibrantly colored, medium-sized barb found throughout India’s Western Ghats range, the Red Melon or Red Panda Barb is a robust and colorful schooling fish ideal for the medium to large community aquarium. In the wild, it inhabits a wide range of habitat types but most typically can be found in more slow moving waters near aquatic plants or overhanging vegetation. A peaceful species, they are best kept in groups of at least 5-10 and require plenty of swimming space. Although they rarely bother tankmates, they are fast-moving and aggressive eaters so should be kept with similarly sized (or larger) fish.

Wild Karnataka Roseline Shark/Barb (Sahyadria denisonii)Out Of Stock

Wild Karnataka Roseline Shark/Barb (Sahyadria denisonii)

$14.99

A fish with many names, the Roseline Shark, Redline Torpedo Shark, or Denisonii Barb is a vividly colored schooling fish found in the fast moving streams of Western India. With their peaceful, active nature and vibrant red, yellow, and black coloration, this fish has become a favorite in the aquarium hobby – especially among planted tank hobbyists. Although hardy, these fish prefer well-oxygenated water with some current and will display their best colors when excellent water quality is maintained. The wild form from the streams and rivers of Karnataka state, India, is known for exhibiting vibrant, deep red coloration more pronounced than tank raised specimens.

Mascara Barb (Dawkinsia assimilis)Out Of Stock

Mascara Barb (Dawkinsia assimilis)

$29.99

A spectacularly marked, large-growing barb found in Southwestern India, the Mascara or Assimilis Barb inhabits clear water streams and rivers with moderate to fast flow. A shoaling fish, they are found in large aggregations in the wild and should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish in the aquarium. Both sexes will show impressive red coloration as mature adults, but males will also develop elaborate dorsal filaments and vivid red dorsal fins. A fast-moving and aggressive feeder, they should be kept with equally large and active tankmates in the aquarium.

Barred Hill Trout (Opsarius barna)Out Of Stock

Barred Hill Trout (Opsarius barna)

$10.99

A stream-dwelling cyprinid widely distributed in India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Bangladesh, the Barred Hill Trout is a peaceful, medium growing fish found in large shoals in the wild. They make an attractive dither fish for medium-sized peaceful fish or as centerpiece fish for a planted aquarium. They prefer well-oxygenated water and enjoy moderate to strong current in the aquarium, so the addition of one or more powerheads or circulation pumps is recommended.

Arulius Barb (Dawkinsia tambraparniei)Out Of Stock

Arulius Barb (Dawkinsia tambraparniei)

$6.99

An attractive, large-growing barb found in Southwestern India, the Arulius Barb inhabits clear water streams and rivers with moderate to fast flow. A shoaling fish, they are found in large aggregations in the wild and should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish in the aquarium. Both sexes will show impressive coloration as mature adults, but males will also develop elaborate dorsal filaments like most species in the genus. A fast-moving and aggressive feeder, they should be kept with equally large and active tankmates in the aquarium.

Drape Fin Barb (Oreichthys crenuchoides)Out Of Stock

Drape Fin Barb (Oreichthys crenuchoides)

$4.99

A small, peaceful barb found in clear water streams in Northeastern India, the Drape Fin or High Fin Barb is named for the spectacular large dorsal fins of adult males, which are used in mating displays. A shoaling fish, they are found in large aggregations in the wild and should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish in the aquarium. The Drapefin Barb is somewhat timid and will do best in a planted aquarium or one with ample cover and subdued lighting. Hardy and active, a group makes for an impressive centerpiece for an aquascaped or planted nano aquarium.

Albino Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanefeldii)Out Of Stock

Albino Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanefeldii)

$14.99

A large growing but peaceful cyprinid found throughout much of Southeast Asia, the Tinfoil Barb has been a favorite in the aquarium hobby for years despite its very large adult size. A striking, active schooling fish which usually inhabits well-oxygenated waters with moderate to high flow, large specimens make for an impressive display in a sufficiently large aquarium. This species is a popular dither species with predatory fish keepers as they are big, hardy, and peaceful. The albino variant is sought after for their distinctive, uniform bright gold coloration.