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post #11 of 15 Old 07-03-2010, 09:35 PM
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Hm, based on that, I think I have mostly males. I still have a novice eye so to me, they all look pretty much alike. A few are a little less vibrant in color so I am assuming they are girls.

Any idea which species of fish is black and yellow stripes, streamline in appearance and only gets about 5 inches long? A friend of mine has a fish that she wants me to take that looks like that. She has no idea what kind of fish it is. It was listed as semi-aggressive at the petshop.

I am glad to find out my tank won't be over run by babies.
Hmmm. Could be a Leporinus. If so, they get much bigger than 5". Take a look at the link and see if that's what it looks like. http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fish...dleporinus.php

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post #12 of 15 Old 07-04-2010, 03:49 AM
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Hm, based on that, I think I have mostly males. I still have a novice eye so to me, they all look pretty much alike. A few are a little less vibrant in color so I am assuming they are girls.

Any idea which species of fish is black and yellow stripes, streamline in appearance and only gets about 5 inches long? A friend of mine has a fish that she wants me to take that looks like that. She has no idea what kind of fish it is. It was listed as semi-aggressive at the petshop.

I am glad to find out my tank won't be over run by babies.
Sounds like could be Banded Leporinus (just guessing) If so,, it will get considerably larger than five inches and also a bit aggressive with other fish as it matures.

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post #13 of 15 Old 07-04-2010, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Yes she said it was a Lemon something. When I looked up Lemon for fish I found nothing that looks like this fish. Yes, the fish looks more like the Leporinus that Jeaninel and 1077 suggested it might be. Her fish has more yellow and less black and is in a tank much smaller then mine. I think I will go back to the pet store she got the fish and ask more question. If it is a Leporinus, that makes me really mad and I might have a fit in the pet store. Why would you sell a fish like that to someone that has a tank way way too small for it?

I am getting crabbier and crabbier with pet stores lately. Do they really think someone will be happy with a fish that will not only outgrow their tank but will kill their other fish? Shameful!!! I guess in this case, it doesn't matter the owner lost interest before the fish even grew up. I guess that happens a lot as well. I shudder to think how many live fish get flushed down the toilet.

Every time I am at the pet store it seems someone is lining up to get a Placo and I have been telling them to think about how large they will get and let them know that they can become aggressive. (I learned that here) :)
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As for the tiger barb question...I'm not really sure how these fish even survive in the wild. Mine would spawn regularly, but whichever barbs weren't directly involved in the process would chase the spawning fish around and gobble up the eggs as they were dropped. Based on that experience, I really think you would need to intervene if you wanted any tiger barb eggs to hatch and any fry to survive to adulthood.

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post #15 of 15 Old 07-13-2010, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Excellent! No, I do not want any Tiger Barb babies in my tank. I am sort of happy they take care of the issue of over population all by themselves.
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