Roseline Shark / Denisonii Barb (Sahyadria denisonii)


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. As a shoaling fish in the wild, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more in the aquarium.


Roseline Shark / Denisonii Barb (Sahyadria denisonii)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept all kinds of frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 40 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful but fast moving, which could stress out smaller, slower-moving tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm