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post #1 of 18 Old 02-28-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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carp, goldfish, or hybrid?

I found this girl in my pond, I dont really want her in there, she is not too pretty.
She has small barbels, and some orange scales on her tummy, but
i am not sure what she is.

The face also looks shaped differently...
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55g-
Ancistrus triradiatus x1
Ancistrus sp. Albino x1
Apistogramma cacautoides "Orange Flash"(Cockatoo Cichlid)x2
Corydoras paleatus (Peppered Cory Cat) x3
Hyphessobrycon eques (Red Serpae Tetra) x6
Ilyodon furcidens x3
Monodactylus sebae (Mono) x1
Pimelodus pictus (Pictus Cat) x1
Pterophyllum scalare(Angelfish) x5
Trichogaster fasciata (Banded Gourami) x2
Trichogaster lalius (Dwarf Gourami) x3

20g-
Ambystoma mexicanum x3



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post #2 of 18 Old 02-28-2011, 05:29 PM
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It does look like it. Try reading this for the hybrid article.
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...ghlight=sygnus

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I think she's very pretty!

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post #4 of 18 Old 02-28-2011, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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I think she's very pretty!
she is pretty, but not for top viewing, like in ponds.
Right now she is in a 20g with a small Hibuna, this is only temporary, I might decide to keep her.

she likes me too :3
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55g-
Ancistrus triradiatus x1
Ancistrus sp. Albino x1
Apistogramma cacautoides "Orange Flash"(Cockatoo Cichlid)x2
Corydoras paleatus (Peppered Cory Cat) x3
Hyphessobrycon eques (Red Serpae Tetra) x6
Ilyodon furcidens x3
Monodactylus sebae (Mono) x1
Pimelodus pictus (Pictus Cat) x1
Pterophyllum scalare(Angelfish) x5
Trichogaster fasciata (Banded Gourami) x2
Trichogaster lalius (Dwarf Gourami) x3

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post #5 of 18 Old 02-28-2011, 08:51 PM
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Those are the most amazingly brilliant gold/bronze colored scales. I think she is gorgeous!!

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post #6 of 18 Old 02-28-2011, 10:02 PM
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I'm convinced this is a hybrid.

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post #7 of 18 Old 03-02-2011, 01:11 PM
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I think its a common carp
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post #8 of 18 Old 03-02-2011, 04:32 PM
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Does look a lot like a young carp!!!Good photos tah1795.

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post #9 of 18 Old 03-02-2011, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Does look a lot like a young carp!!!Good photos tah1795.
Thanks!

how would a PURE carp get into my pond?

I am thinking a koi/goldfish hybrid, especially since the barbels are smaller than wild carp and domestic koi.

55g-
Ancistrus triradiatus x1
Ancistrus sp. Albino x1
Apistogramma cacautoides "Orange Flash"(Cockatoo Cichlid)x2
Corydoras paleatus (Peppered Cory Cat) x3
Hyphessobrycon eques (Red Serpae Tetra) x6
Ilyodon furcidens x3
Monodactylus sebae (Mono) x1
Pimelodus pictus (Pictus Cat) x1
Pterophyllum scalare(Angelfish) x5
Trichogaster fasciata (Banded Gourami) x2
Trichogaster lalius (Dwarf Gourami) x3

20g-
Ambystoma mexicanum x3



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post #10 of 18 Old 03-02-2011, 07:51 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's just a common grass carp. I have no idea how it got there. they can live out of water though of water for an extremely long time..

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