Roseline SharksCountry of Origin: 🇹🇭Thailand
The Roseline Shark, also known as the Denisonii Barb or Redline Torpedo Shark, is not a shark in the truest sense of the word. However, this relatively small fish grows to no more than five or six inches in length and makes a beautiful addition to a fresh-water aquarium.
Indigenous to Western India, the Roseline Shark comes from fast-flowing water and streams. It, therefore, does best in a highly-oxygenated environment. This pretty fish moves in large schools in the wild, so there should be at least four to six of them in the tank.
Keeping their numbers up ensures that they stay peaceful and make a dazzling display in the tank. The fish dart about in the water and make a show thanks to their bright red, black, and yellow markings.
They prefer planted tanks with plenty of areas to hide. The water should have a decent amount of current to stimulate the action of the barb’s natural environment.
When kept in groups of four or more, the fish are generally peaceful. They like having plants to hide among and will get along well with most tank mates. As they move quickly, they might prove too much for slower-moving fish.
Good matches include:
- African Cichlids
As the environment must be oxygen-rich, it’s best to choose tank mates that originate in fast-moving rivers naturally.
They are omnivorous and will eat all types of fish foods – frozen or prepared. They usually snack on the algae on the tank walls but may also supplement their diet with other plants. They do not eat swords, grasses, or anubias plants and instead use them as a territorial border and space to hide.
How big does a Roseline Shark get?
The typical Roseline Shark grows to a length of four to five inches. They are longer than most mid-sized Dither Fish, including Giant Danios. They’re fascinating to watch as they constantly dart around the tank at pretty impressive speeds.
Catching them is challenging due to their speed, but they are fun to observe when eating.
Are Roseline Sharks aggressive?
They are territorial and may be aggressive with one another or fish that look like them. The aggression usually only manifests in a tank where there are low numbers of them. Keeping at least four to six should ensure a peaceful environment.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be UPS Next Day Air unless otherwise noted. Processing fish for your order can take up to 2 business days. This is to ensure your fish and healthy, happy, and ready to be put in your tank when it arrives. We ship fish on Mondays- Wednesday (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping and ensure they are healthy prior to arrive at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensure they maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures the health and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only the continental United States.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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