A201 Dawkinsia Filamentosa Barbs

A201

Just happened to catch the male Filamentosa Barbs colored up after a WC.
Mature males will usually color up in th AM hours & display their black filament dorsal fin. They play fight attempting to gain the attention of the females.
Truly a beautiful species. One of my favorites.
 

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FishPlanet

Just happened to catch the male Filamentosa Barbs colored up after a WC.
Mature males will usually color up in th AM hours & display their black filament dorsal fin. They play fight attempting to gain the attention of the females.
Truly a beautiful species. One of my favorites.
They are beautiful!
 

Pfrozen

Gorgeous species and new to me until now. I can see why you're into barbs lately :D
 

jmaldo


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Basil

They really are gorgeous! I do plan to have some one day. :)
 

Diane 007

I was looking at these guy’s yesterday, beautiful fish! They get about 6 in?
 

A201

I think six inches would be a monster. Mine were about an inch long when purchased They are about four inches now. I think the Filaments are about 1.5 y.o. Four inches would be a good estimate for max size.
Filaments are fun to keep. Very active swimmers & voracious eaters.
 

A201

No, never kept Rasporas. I think they are very pretty, great for planted tanks, but not a very active fish.
I like the bigger, active Tetras & Barbs.
 

FishPlanet

No, never kept Rasporas. I think they are very pretty, great for planted tanks, but not a very active fish.
I like the bigger, active Tetras & Barbs.

I have three and I can never get a pic of them 'cause they are so fast. :)
 

BigManAquatics

Love that blue color!! And is that green on the one? Don't trust my eyes with colors....too much sun lately!
 

A201

The males color up with fluorescent
greens, blues & reds, when mating, or fighting w/ other males.
This takes place usually in the AM hours. By afternoon their colors power down quite a bit.
 

Pfrozen

The scissortails in particular usually grow to 4 inches but can reach 6 and are typically active if they're in a suitable environment :) they aren't nearly as colorful as these beautiful filamentosas but I have a soft spot for scissortails :D
 

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