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post #1 of 4 Old 09-07-2011, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Fish ID

I just bought a tank on craigslist and the previous owner didn't know what type of fish were in it. They're about 5 inches long and I've attached a picture. If someone could help me ID them, that would be great.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-08-2011, 12:51 AM
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I think this fish is of Genus Puntius but species not sure
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-08-2011, 01:28 AM
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They look like young Tinfoil barbs.

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-08-2011, 11:51 AM
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I concur with jeaninel. They get big--very big, and need a large tank. Two similar species are in our fish profiles, click on the names to see the profile:
Barbonymus schwanenfeldii
Barbonymus altus

[These fish were previously in Puntius, but as noted in the profile info have now been moved.]


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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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