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Hi. Today I bought these guys. They were sold as Barbs. Any help? Thanks

 

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I looked at some pictures and it looks like a Gold Barb. I hope they color up like the pictures I found on the net...Thanks
 

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No, not gold barb. Capoeta semifasciolatus or Half-striped barb/green barb. On the side note, I found information that they were most likely responsible for the mutation or hybridization of gold barbs which do not exist in the wild.:smile:
 

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I searched for half-striped barb and they look more like the gold barbs... They colored up a bit...



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I'm almost 99% sure that what you have there is a gold barb, juveniles have hardly any black coloration at all, they develop their black greenish sheen when they sexually mature. I have two mature goldies and 2 three month old juveniles and they look almost identical to your fish.
Enjoy them, they're great fish! :icon_smil

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