Are These Barbs?

Discussion in 'Tiger Barb' started by Nicola1980, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Nicola1980Valued MemberMember

    Hi all, I've been trying to sex what I thought were tiger barbs but when I try to google it I get completely different looking fish. Could anyone clarify what these are please. Thankyou 4a9a8537e8797b0318f1bfdc5ce67373.jpg
     




  2. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Those are black skirt tetras...tiger barbs look nothing like them;)
     




  3. vikingkirkenWell Known MemberMember

    Black skirt tetras.
     




  4. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    You have a skirt tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi).
     
  5. Nicola1980Valued MemberMember

    Thanks guys. They were sold in the pet store as tiger barbs, knew they weren't after doing research but I just hadn't been able to find what they are
     
  6. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Keep in mind they are schooling fish so need 6+ of the own species and they also prefer cooler water.
     
  7. Nicola1980Valued MemberMember

    I have 6 of them . Thankyou. Just want to determine if they are male or female now
     
  8. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    The females will look a little more round than males.
     
  9. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    The ones in the pics are females to me.
     
  10. Nicola1980Valued MemberMember

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    Fab thankyou. Any idea if these are males/females?
     
  11. AceranchValued MemberMember

    Not a colorful tetra but definitely much friendlier than barbs. Build up a nice little group and watch them school up.
     
  12. THE HABITATWell Known MemberMember

    Also if u got them recently I would see what they charged you..I believe tigers and black skirts are a little different in price with the tigers being in the higher end...can I ask..are they live bearers?
     
  13. Nicola1980Valued MemberMember

    They change colour depending on mood I guess from silver to black. I've had them 6 weeks and they get along lovely (6 of them). I'm not fussed on the price of them . I believe they are egg layers
     
  14. THE HABITATWell Known MemberMember

    I would still bring it to the lfs attention to knowledge them and maybe even get a credit if the difference is that much...
     
  15. Nicola1980Valued MemberMember

    I'll keep it in mind if I ever purchase any more. At least I'll know what I'm buying now
     
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