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FISH IN QUESTION:

The grey one at the bottom...

I bought 7 odessa barbs several weeks ago and one of them seemed different from the start. I thought maybe it was a female,(before they colored up) but the real female odessa barb has a blue spot on it's head (like the others) and it has dark spots on it's fins.

The mystery barb is grey rather than brown, and it has a red tint to the dorsal fin. Also, there is a yellow patch beside the spot on it's caudal pedicle. Both kinds of fishes have two black spots. The pelvic fins are yellow.


My theory is that it is a hybrid... possibly between Arulius or Filament barb. Anyone recognize the fish in the bottom of the picture?

Not this

TRUE female odessa barb. The real female odessa barb has a blue spot on it's head (like the others) and it has dark spots on it's fins. The pelvic fins are red. The dorsal fin is colorless except for the BLACK SPOTS.
 

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She's an Odessa Barb. I used to have quite a few of them. The males get a neon red stripe along the lateral line while the females stay brown, sometimes with a very faint red line.
 

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I know what the red ones are, I am talking about the grey one on the bottom. Puntius stoliczkanus seems right, I'll look this one up and see. The fins aren't as brightly colored as the picture on wikiped.

BRB, I'm going to get a picture of my REAL female odessa barb. I noticed the female odessa barb I have has red pectoral fins, but the males have blue.

EDITS: REAL female odessa barb added to original post.
 
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