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Hailfirex 12-28-2008 08:03 PM

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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.

Thanks,

Hailfirex

jeaninel 12-28-2008 08:13 PM

Looks like a tinfoil red tail barb.

Hailfirex 12-28-2008 08:17 PM

thanks a lot jeaninel

fishman09 12-29-2008 10:03 AM

yes, it looks like some sort of barb for sure, like a tinfoil one or something

Guppy Girl 12-29-2008 12:47 PM

Definitly a Tin Foil barb. Rcognize it anywhere xD

aunt kymmie 12-29-2008 02:04 PM

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...

Hailfirex 12-29-2008 02:45 PM

he is about 10 to 11 inches long. He is pretty big

willow 12-29-2008 03:04 PM

wow!! nice looking fish there :)

Hailfirex 12-29-2008 03:07 PM

thanks willow

aunt kymmie 12-29-2008 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hailfirex (Post 160117)
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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