The Red Line Barb is an active mid size freshwater barb with an attractive black lateral line shadowed with red. Also known as the red sided barb they are one of the most attractive barbs especially in a school. An ideal aquarium fish for a community tank with other medium sized and peaceful fish, but do best when kept in a group of 6 or more of their own kind. They are a hardy species and enjoy broad water conditions but require water to be clean and moderate flowing.
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Red Line barbs prefer clean water and moderate flowing water. When selecting an aquarium filter consider the size of your aquarium and ensure adequate volume to maintain clean water. They are a hardy species and tolerate broad water parameters but do best in clean water that is highly oxygenated. Sponge filters and hang on filters are suitable, cannister filters are a great option for medium to large aquariums.
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Red Line barbs are not fussy when it comes to lighting and do not have specific requirements. Moderate lighting with some areas of shade to shelter in will keep the Red Line Barb happy. Aquarium lighting is necessary for the photosynthesis required for healthy aquarium plants.
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Red Line barbs occupy to middle water column and do not have substrate preferences. Aquarium gravel, sand and pebbles are all options. If planting live aquarium plants, aquarium soils can be used under a layer of gravel or sand for optimum plant fertilization and growth.
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Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums. Please contact us for custom tank services.