Can anyone tell me what type of fish this is? Surely not a pihrana?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by SarahD1988, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. SarahD1988Valued MemberMember

    So I was given this 200l fish tank on the condition I kept its inhabitants. I'm pretty sure the others are your average gouramis and a silver shark. However, I don't know about this one? He's about the size of the heel of your hand. He has the underbite and hunch back of a pihrana aswell as a swollen chest. I can't see in his mouth, there's deffinately something in his bottom lip but I don't know if I'm seeing what's fitting. Surely it's not a pihrana? I asked him if he knew what the fish were but he said no. Any guesses?

  2. SarahD1988Valued MemberMember


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  3. safzolaWell Known MemberMember

    no way is that a piranha i had 5 from tiny until they were huge red belly piranha they are not so dont worry
  4. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Looks like a red tail tin foil barb to me, what are the black marks on its body?
  5. SarahD1988Valued MemberMember

    I don't know? Just like black stripes. Barb sounds fitting but thought they were more rounded?
    yep I'm sure it's not a red belly :) but I understand there are lots of types x
  6. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I'm almost certain it's a red tail tin foil except for that black line, it almost looks like its been tattoed can you get a clearer pic?
  7. SarahD1988Valued MemberMember

    Yea it does look a bit like that. They are like tiger stripes, and different on both sides. It isn't like the shape of a barb tho. Like a weird cross? But that's not possible right? Not with a tiger barb?
  8. TheCoolFishValued MemberMember

    Could be a barb or tetra

    Cheese is good but cichlids are cooler!
  9. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry but that looks nothing like a barb. Its a tetra similar to the Columbian tetra (not sure on species, but definitely Hyphessobrycon or similar).
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014
  10. MamajinWell Known MemberMember

    I want to say its a Columbian Tetra but those black markings are odd. Could be a natural deformity, although hard to honestly say.

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