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Old 06-04-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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strange Denisonii barb


finally got the fish i was waiting for since i took up this aquarium addiction and was really happy till i got home and noticed 1 of them looked really strange compared to the others......it had a really short snout compared to the other 5

after looking up about denisonii barb deformaties i came accross the name Puntius chalakkudiensis as opposed to puntius denisonii....is this a mutated denisonii or a Puntius chalakkudiensis

the pic is a little blurry ..these guys move alot...lol.
you can see the much longer snout of the guy in the background

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Old 06-05-2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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Looks like a Denison's Barb to me, just with part of it's face missing. I have a bunch in my tank and they do move really quickly, hard to get good photos.
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Could just be a birth defect. I've had a few fish with snouts like that who where just deformed.
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Apparently fish can bash their noses in if they run into the walls of a tank hard enough. Poor fish, take good care of it
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dont think there is any fear for him ..feeding well and is the most active strongest 1....my juwel 260 vision when planted will make a nice home for them
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Glad to read its doing well. These are great fish, I have around 10 of them in my 75 gallon, my TSAE school with them, so I have a big pack of fish that swim around together all the time.
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Glad to read its doing well. These are great fish, I have around 10 of them in my 75 gallon, my TSAE school with them, so I have a big pack of fish that swim around together all the time.
we must be on the same wave lenght.....iv also 10 denisonnii now and i was going to pick up a Siamese Algae Eater tomorrow....if you could give me any advice on what plants do well with them would be great.... i was going to try and plant the tank with the plants i really like and learn the hard way but iv heard that it takes a good choice of plants to have a thriving planted denisonii tank

if you could post up a pic id live to see it...
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we must be on the same wave lenght.....iv also 10 denisonnii now and i was going to pick up a Siamese Algae Eater tomorrow....if you could give me any advice on what plants do well with them would be great.... i was going to try and plant the tank with the plants i really like and learn the hard way but iv heard that it takes a good choice of plants to have a thriving planted denisonii tank

it you could post up a pic id live to see it...
Denison's are easy to keep and you can pretty much have any plants you want. The only plant I have had trouble with in the past was DHG, my TSAE loves to eat it and pull it up, so after hours and hours of planting little springs one night, I woke up to it all floating on the surface the next morning, was pretty angry!

This is a more recent picture of my aquarium.



When I did a recent rescape I snapped a photo, one of the only pictures I have with the entire group of Denison barbs and TSAE. You can see my black veil angel too, in the back left, hanging out like a shadow! That fish is so black it is hard to see it sometimes against the black background.

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