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What's this barb ?

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Old 10-19-2006, 03:11 AM   #1
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What's this barb ?

Hey all. I got two of these guys at about an inch & they've grown to about 3 1/2 inches. Anyone keep or seen these ?







I do have a fair idea of the scientific name after hours of google searches. Any & all opinions would be most appreciated as i've only seen this fish once when i bought two. I think i have a pair as one is larger with more colour being imo a male.
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Old 10-20-2006, 05:16 AM   #2
 
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I am pretty sure what you have there is a Filament barb


Scientific Name Puntius filamentosus assimillis
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Old 10-20-2006, 05:58 AM   #3
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Wow your right B !! You know your the first one to know exactly which one this was out of the sp. Barbodes or Puntius now.
I have another one for you. I bought two rasboras at the same time as the barbs...also unidentified. Now if i can dig up a pic .
This one is more difficult. I've spent hours searching so it might be interesting if a few links or search areas appear.
Blue - I did see somewhere that linking wasn't wanted. Is this right or am i hallucinating again...lol.
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:43 AM   #4
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Ok. Here's a lousy pic (still searching for a better one). B reckons she knows before i even post a pic & i think she's right !! Not too bad for an Aussie hey ? Seriously, i've spent hours searching for images or info. on this guy as i'm sure by looks & behaviour they are a male/female pair. How lucky is that ? Also, by looks & behaviour the the barbs i bought the same day are m/f also. They were all only a coupla Aussie bucks each. Makes for fun shopping when you come home with a few different types of fish you haven't kept before & in this case not even seen.

Oh well here's the pic & thankyou B. Your a legend !




So if anyone needs ID's just go straight to B. She'll love ya for it...lol.
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:59 AM   #5
 
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Ok...now that I have been found out, lol. Since I did chat with rev and double checked the colourings because the pic is quite dark. Above the black stripe is a golden stripe and a golden ochre colouring in the tail - I believe then this is a Golden striped rasbora - Rasboras daniconius
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:30 AM   #6
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I believe then this is a Golden striped rasbora - Rasboras daniconius

Wow !! Now that's what i call service !! You wouldn't beleive how long i've spent searching for a Scientific name or any info. for these guys. I spose it dosen't really matter what the exact name is but i can't seem to be satisfied until i know exactly what i've got. I bothered Shane from PC so bad for an ID that he said - 'send me another pic in six months & i'll have another try to positively identify him'. Annoying aren't I ?...lol.
Thanks again B !! That's really great work on both of those fish. A googling here i come for info. on the rasbora & now i have a name should be as easy as falling off a log.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:26 AM   #7
 
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Blue - I did see somewhere that linking wasn't wanted. Is this right or am i hallucinating again...lol.
Hot linking to other forums isn't allowed. At least while the forum is young. But we might lift it off when the forum establishes at greater heights.

For now, only those without the message boards are being allowed. Pics are also fine.:)
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:53 AM   #8
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All good there Blue. I know it's off topic but the thread owner says he dosen't mind so i'll ask here. Say if someone was asking for info. or whatever, is a cut & paste of some info. ok , perhaps a useful paragraph or two ?
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:10 AM   #9
 
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All good there Blue. I know it's off topic but the thread owner says he dosen't mind so i'll ask here. Say if someone was asking for info. or whatever, is a cut & paste of some info. ok , perhaps a useful paragraph or two ?
That's fine.:) As long as you don't add too many informations which are not even relevant. If that's the case, it is considered as violation to the copyright laws.:)
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