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post #1 of 7 Old 10-06-2011, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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What are these fish?

A friend of mine has had these fish for over a year, but doesn't know what kind they are. I'm not sure how he ended up with them... but whoever he bought them from ALSO didn't know what they are. Can someone help identify them?
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-06-2011, 10:47 AM
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A friend of mine has had these fish for over a year, but doesn't know what kind they are. I'm not sure how he ended up with them... but whoever he bought them from ALSO didn't know what they are. Can someone help identify them?
My guess is that they are tetras.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-06-2011, 11:25 AM
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Yeah, they are some kind of Tetra. I remember seeing them at the fish store last time I was there. I was debating on getting a couple, but they were too big and I was afraid that my yank wouldn't be big enough.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-06-2011, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry, I should have specified in my original post... he is sure they are some sort of tetra, but is trying to figure out exactly which kind. :)
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-06-2011, 11:59 AM
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It is a species in the genus Hemiodus, family Hemiodontidae. There are 19 species in this genus. The ones usually seen are similar in patterning. Here's a link to a page with some of them:

http://fishbase.org/identification/S...genus=Hemiodus

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post #6 of 7 Old 10-06-2011, 12:15 PM
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Byron, you are impressive with your knowledge of all things aquatic

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-06-2011, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Once again, Byron to the rescue. :) Thanks!
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