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Old 12-28-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
 
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Hello,

I was hoping someone could help me identify a fish I adopted 8.5 years ago. I have always thought it was some sort of tetra or barb but could never figure it out.

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Old 12-28-2008, 08:13 PM   #2
 
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Looks like a tinfoil red tail barb.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:17 PM   #3
 
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thanks a lot jeaninel
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:03 AM   #4
 
yes, it looks like some sort of barb for sure, like a tinfoil one or something
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
 
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Definitly a Tin Foil barb. Rcognize it anywhere xD
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:04 PM   #6
 
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Yep, it's a red-tail tinfoil; Barbonymus altus to be exact. I'd love to have some but they require a very *large* tank once they reach adulthood. How large is yours? He looks pretty big...

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Old 12-29-2008, 02:45 PM   #7
 
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he is about 10 to 11 inches long. He is pretty big
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:04 PM   #8
 
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wow!! nice looking fish there :)
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:07 PM   #9
 
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thanks willow
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:37 PM   #10
 
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he is about 10 to 11 inches long. He is pretty big
Wow....to me that's HUGE! You've had him for eight years. What size was he when you got him? Just curious on the rate of growth for a red-tail tinfoil....
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