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I think I just saw them at the fish store the other day. 8 line barb I think they called it.
 

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I was hoping for a species name but nothing comes up under that...
They said they are from Singapore but I'm not sure if that meant wild caught there or bred. :/ darn buggers..
 

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Perhaps it's a barb cousin - a rasbora.
 

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Im doubting bred. I have never seen ones that have lines like that, i have seen ones with blue than black lines, also another one but to thick lines, also another one that but they are to skinny. Idk this is hard!
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Please, enlighten us as to why not.
 

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Yea, not all the fish in the photos have it.. might be a river locality thing. Anyways I can't keep them unless I invest in an RO filter. -_-
 

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They dont have the dot in between the lines.
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Things like that often fill in as the fish grow and mature. I obviously don't know enough about the fish to say whether it's true of them or not, but it's common in many other fish so it feasible that it's the case with them too. I have seen them at the fish store though, and 8 was definitely part of the name listed there. Coincidence that that fishs scientific name is octozona? Not in my opinion.
 

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Well they look the same size. So if they were the same fish they would probably look the same. Also what other barbs change as they age?
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Without perspective there is no way to ascertain size.

Gold barbs do, as well as tiger barbs. Black ruby barbs. It's REALLY common for fish to grow into a different appearance, especially for patterned fish. Your yoyo loaches won't look like they do now. Not a barb, but a cousin. Goldfish aren't born orange - they are black. They turn gold. While not exactly a barb, they too are cousins.
 

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Yes, their pattern certainly can change when they are grown. They get black blotches in the gold, as well as a green sheen.

Yes, goldfish do that. There is a lot to know about these fish, more than you can read about on a profile page.
 

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