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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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What fish is this?

Identification please.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 09:38 PM
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Looks like some type of barb. What color is it?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Grey or silver with black stripes. 3-4 inches. It's at the doctors office. I pride myself on being able to ID fish but I don't know this one.
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Can you guestimate length and or get a less blurry picture? size would probably help the most though


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Looks like a Spanner Barb (Puntius laterstriga) which is a larger species of barb.
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Thanks i googled spanner barb and thats what it is. i have never seen this fish before good to know. thank you.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:34 AM
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They get big and cam be obnoxious towards other fish. I had to rehome three I had in my 75 gallon. They wouldn't let anybody else eat.
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Barbs... do that. They're great as dithers for mid-sized cichlids but not much else, unless it's a biotope species tank.

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