During the 2000s it was the indian state of kerala s most important export but collection of wild fish is now prohibited to an extent. Galerie louviere aquatics offering puntius denisonii fishes at rs 25 bags in ernakulam kerala.
It s a beautiful looking fish and a very active fish best maintained in groups.
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Also known by the names red torpedo barb and roseline shark the gold denison s barb sahyadria denisonii is one of the most strikingly colorful and active fish available for the freshwater aquarium. The bulk of the fish in the trade are now said to be this smaller species which is the true denisonii. Chalakkudiensis are listed as endangered in the iucn red list of threatened species and wild stocks may have dwindled by as much as 50 in the last 15 years or so.
The popularity of this beautiful fish resulted in intense overfishing of the wild stock pushing them into becoming endangered. Thankfully they are now captively bread which has taken the pressure off of the wild population and reduced the selling price in the hobby. The natural color form of this species has become extremely popular among aquarists over the past few years and a few commercial breeding programs have been developed to ensure its longevity.
A highly recommended aquarium fish that grows to about 6 long but is slender so it will eventually need an aquarium with at least 50 gallons of water. Another online site says 29 99 marked down 35 to 19 50. An environmental assessment in 1997 listed this species as endangered however it is not on the 2002 iucn redlist for fishes nor the recently published redlist for 2004.