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leifthebunny 06-30-2007 07:30 PM

Need assistance identifying fish
 
Hey all, I was wondering if someone could help me identify this fish. It was sold under the name "Barred Rasbora" but I can't find any details on this fish. I even went through the extensive lists from this site: http://www.thegoldfishbowl.co.uk/atlas.html but could not find anything on the fish.

Here is a picture:

http://fishforum.com/userpix/1454_BarredRasbora_1.jpg

The fish is flanked by green fire tetras, so you should be able to judge the size.

Slider 07-01-2007 04:28 AM

I think the fish in the pic is a Thick Band Zebra Rasbora.

Here's a site that has a bit of info bout them.

http://www.tropicalfish4u.co.uk/acat...n_Rasbora.html

Hope this helps

The-Wolf 07-01-2007 04:32 AM

There is some contention as to the genus of this fish
it was originally called microrasbora erythromicron
and is now known by many scientist as Danio erythromicron

either way is is defiantly in the Danionin subfamily of Cyprinids
some common name as dwarf emerald rasbora, green barred rasbora, or
pygmy green rasbora, but I suspect all of those names are made up by LFs's
http://www.danios.odd-fish.net/DANIO/Erythromicron.html
http://www.danios.info/Contents/species/danio42.asp

Lupin 07-01-2007 04:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The-Wolf
There is some contention as to the genus of this fish
it was originally called microrasbora erythromicron
and is now known by many scientist as Danio erythromicron

either way is is defiantly in the Danionin subfamily of Cyprinids
some common name as dwarf emerald rasbora, green barred rasbora, or
pygmy green rasbora, but I suspect all of those names are made up by LFs's
http://www.danios.odd-fish.net/DANIO/Erythromicron.html
http://www.danios.info/Contents/species/danio42.asp

That's what I thought initially as well.:?

leifthebunny 07-01-2007 12:40 PM

Thanks for the responses. :)


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