Above: a very nice young premium Lineatus Barb is swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
Comments: This is a Premium Pet Fish, and we never see Premium Lineatus Barbs like this one in any of the live fish stores or in the online stores that we visit.
Premium Pet Fish are more energetic, hardier, and have brighter colors with a beautiful metallic sheen.
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Origin: Their ancestors originally lived in Malaysia and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, but now these Barbs are raised on fish farms and found living in aquariums throughout most of the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums these Barbs can grow to be about 2.5" long, including their tails. Sometimes very old Lineatus Barbs are even bigger.
Behaviors: Most Lineatus Barbs are active swimmers and are rarely aggressive.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include other smaller Barbs, Rainbowfish, Danios, small Gouramis, and many other small to medium size aquarium fish.
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Feeding: Premium Fish Food Flakes when they're small, and small Premium Pellet Food when they're larger.
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Water Conditions: Lineatus Barbs are a dark water fish, which usually means the pH is well below neutral with a very low concentration of minerals and lots of dissolved plant extracts that darken the water. Most water in the US is different but seems to be OK, so it's probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
Here in our facilities the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8.
We ship them in this water.
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Aquarium Size: It is probably best to house these fish in at least a 30-gallon tank, but bigger is better.
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Live Plants are beautiful and improve the water quality.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended.
A Penguin 200B Filter in an aquarium with 20 to 30-gallons of water is OK.
We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments.
DrTom - 06/25/2017
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.