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tjg323 09-07-2011 08:29 PM

Fish ID
 
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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.

Thanks!

sankho 09-08-2011 01:51 AM

I think this fish is of Genus Puntius but species not sure

jeaninel 09-08-2011 02:28 AM

They look like young Tinfoil barbs.

Byron 09-08-2011 12:51 PM

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.]

Byron.


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