African Barb Heaven

Discussion in 'Barbs' started by junebug, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

    :D Got 6 more B. hulstaerti last night. They are doing very well in the tank with the three previous ones. And they all love having more friends!

    [video=youtube;tXEEhsNoyOM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXEEhsNoyOM[/video]
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2015
  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Cute!
     
  3. OP
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    junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

    One of the males in the video has what is considered an aberrant color variation. If you go to full screen you can see one of them has an irregular stripe on his sides rather than two spots. There are actually two males with that coloration, but one of them was hiding the whole time I was filming.
     
  4. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    Why is it considered aberrant?

    :)
     
  5. OP
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    junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

    Well supposedly only a few males carry the genes to create the stripe rather than spots. At least that's what I've gathered from all two pieces of literature I was able to find on them lol. I don't think it's a bad thing, it's just a bit unusual and does not quite meet the species visual description.

    I kind of like it. Then again, I'm a sucker for weird stuff in fish :p LOL.
     
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Cool!
     




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