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Old 11-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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What fish is this?


Identification please.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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Looks like some type of barb. What color is it?
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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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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Old 11-26-2012, 10:18 PM   #4
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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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Old 11-26-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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Looks like a Spanner Barb (Puntius laterstriga) which is a larger species of barb.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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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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Old 11-26-2012, 11:34 PM   #7
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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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Old 11-27-2012, 12:40 AM   #8
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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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