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Old 05-21-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question Barbs?

Very simple question...

What is your favorite type of barb?

(if possible please include pictures)
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Haven't had the pleasure of keeping them yet, but I love Cherry Barbs, Odessa Barbs, and Black Ruby Barbs Cherries are probably my favorite of the three if I had to pick only one though. They're much more community friendly and consistently colorful.

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #3
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Rosy and Odessa.

Unfortunately, I can't keep them any more. They destroy all of my delicate plants.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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Oooo, yeah, I forgot all about the Rosys.... They're on my favorites list as well, especially the long fin varieties

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:21 PM   #5
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Haven't had the pleasure of keeping them yet, but I love Cherry Barbs, Odessa Barbs, and Black Ruby Barbs Cherries are probably my favorite of the three if I had to pick only one though. They're much more community friendly and consistently colorful.

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just make sure you keep a 2 to 1 ratio of females to males - I have 6 Cherry barbs, they are mostly friendly.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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Odessa barbs.

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Old 05-22-2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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Love cherry barbs. I was thinking of getting some black rubies but i don't want them if they are the same as tigers.

IMO Tigers are as nasty with each other as african cichlids but with out the nice colors.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:51 PM   #8
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Take this from someone who(se) ... for what it's worth... had every barb pictured so Far, NO BARB compares to the Denison Barb. Which reminds me I need to try and get a recent pic of my three .... Ugh they never stop moving.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:33 PM   #9
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Take this from someone who(se) ... for what it's worth... had every barb pictured so Far, NO BARB compares to the Denison Barb. Which reminds me I need to try and get a recent pic of my three .... Ugh they never stop moving.
I have to agree there. Denisons hands down!
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #10
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I love 5-banded (pentazona) barbs. They look like tiger barbs but aren't nippy!
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #11
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I love 5-banded (pentazona) barbs. They look like tiger barbs but aren't nippy!
So do I. Mine school pretty tightly too.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:14 PM   #12
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I have to agree there. Denisons hands down!
Here's my 3, it's the best pic I could manage. In my tank, my two Green Barbs are my favorite. But outside of my tank, Denison's are by far my favorite.
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Here's my 3, it's the best pic I could manage. In my tank, my two Green Barbs are my favorite. But outside of my tank, Denison's are by far my favorite.
Are Denison barbs expensive?
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Are Denison barbs expensive?
Yes and No.

At Mom and Pop LFS's they can go for $25+ each.

Pet-smart ...at least the one by me .... however has at times sold them for less than $5 each during sales. Lately around $10 each.
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My favorite Barb has always been Black Ruby Barbs HOWEVER, if I were to set up another tank for barbs, I would definitely look for Denison Barbs. ( They weren't around when I stopped keeping FW fish as a hobbyist ) I love that scissortail look
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Male Black Ruby Barbs are awesome when the color up. I only have one male with three females so at times he colors up nicely, at others he's dull. I considered adding a bunch more BRB's ... especially males .... back then, but it never worked out.

If I were to redo my Barb tank from scratch, It would be Denison, Green Tiger Barbs and BRB's ... my 1, 2, 3 choices.
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I have to agree there. Denisons hands down!
Do the Denisons school? or shoal?
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I have a school of rosy barbs, and I really like them. They are very active and passive. I have also breed them and currently have some rosy barb fry that I am raising.
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Do the Denisons school? or shoal?
They shoal, and they get quite large. Great for larger tanks!
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1. checkered barb

2. African banded barb

3. Tiger barb
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