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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-24-2004, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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$25 for a roseline

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$25 is cheap. I saw them at the LFS on Monday and they are $59.99!
I would take the plunge for two. They are very colorful fish and seem rather active. More appealing then SAEs.
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Are you talking about the redline torpedo barb ?

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That's an awesome lookin' fish! Never seen those around here before..
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$25 is a pretty good deal. They like to be kept in groups, and yes it's the same as the barb. I had one and he used to school with my redfin african barbs.

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I have a rather decent sized school of them swimming in my tanks right now. They're an awesome schooling fish.

FYI, I picked up mine for a similar price and it was low enough that I had to have a school of them.

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my roseline before it was killed, was $45 they are great fish, they can get a bit bigger than a full grown bala shark.. they grow slower though
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I have a rather decent sized school of them swimming in my tanks right now. They're an awesome schooling fish.

FYI, I picked up mine for a similar price and it was low enough that I had to have a school of them.

umm..I picture a school as ~10 or more fish...that sure is a lot of $$$$$$ for fish!!!


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mm12463 - I too live in Minnesota and I too saw the roselines in world of fish. I couldnt believe they were 60 bucks! I was gunna get one and then I realized how much money it is for one fish. I dont even spend that much on my saltwater fish! If my lfs sold them for 25 I would definatly go for it!
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I can't believe some of the prices WOF charges too! I've had my eyes on those Roselines, but I can't justify paying that much!

Definately get it for $25 while you can.

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Cool, maybe I could bargain with the guy some more to get a school of 3 or 4... Btw, how fast do they grow and are they aggressive towards other fish?
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Cool, maybe I could bargain with the guy some more to get a school of 3 or 4... Btw, how fast do they grow and are they aggressive towards other fish?
they are slow growers, mine was pretty passive with my barbs and snails, i had an oscar in the tank with him, he punked the oscar more than a few times when they crossed wrong pathes, IMO they can take care of themselves easily. didnt eat any of my plants either which was a plus.
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How "slow" is slow? I feed my fish once a day, and with this scheme, you think 1 inch / year is a good estimate?

Also, if these fish could go up against an oscar, imagine what it will do to my tetras..
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From what I've read and seen they're like pretty SAEs. The online references say they max out at 6" so I would imagine that they're growth rate would be similar to an SAE, too.

My LFS can special order them for $27.50 each, but I already have enough fish in both my 40 and 125gal tanks.

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These fish have also been known to eat various types of algae. I saw mine (before he perished) eating thread algae one day.

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