Are These Barbs? Question

  1. Nicola1980 Member Member

    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. FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

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

  3. vikingkirken Well Known Member Member

    Black skirt tetras.
     
  4. aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    You have a skirt tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi).
     

  5. Nicola1980 Member Member

    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. aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Keep in mind they are schooling fish so need 6+ of the own species and they also prefer cooler water.
     
  7. Nicola1980 Member Member

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

  8. FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    The females will look a little more round than males.
     
  9. DoubleDutch Fishlore VIP Member

    The ones in the pics are females to me.
     
  10. Nicola1980 Member Member

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

  11. Aceranch Member Member

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

    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. Nicola1980 Member Member

    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 HABITAT Well Known Member Member

    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. Nicola1980 Member Member

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