Fish ID Help

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Jaysee, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    What kind of fish are these? There are three there with red heads.
     

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  2. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

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    Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    freshwater. Looks like a cypranid to me.
     




  4. Dino

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  5. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

    You know more about fish ID than me, but isn't that in the Carp family. It would have to be some sort of cultivated cipranid?:;b
     
  6. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Wha was he company on the commercial, ill find he commercial and hen we will have a clear view, imo i dont think their odessa unless thats a new color?
     
  7. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    This also includes barbs, danio's, white cloud minnows, and the like ;)


    Thats not a very good picture :p
     
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    Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Yes, carps are in the cypranid order, as are barbs, rasboras, loaches, minnows, danios and some sharks.

    This fish only has a red head, so I don't think it's an odessa. I've seen a lot of fish and this is not one I've ever seen. It was swimming with gold barbs in the commercial.
     
  9. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    What was the company that this was for?
     
  10. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Was it a Ruby barb? They swim with gold barbs and have black bodies with varying degree of red on their heads. Though that body shape suggests something in the Cyprinus area.
     
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    Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    It was for the not so local fish store.

    Black ruby barbs have the shape of tiger barbs, and that is more torpedo shaped. But it's the right color scheme.
     
  12. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Mayhaps a hybrid? Not uncommon in the barb family as we know
     
  13. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    I think its too long, too, to be a Black Ruby... Maybe its confused :p
     
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    Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    At first I thought they were asian rummy nose rasboras, but I think the fish in question are too big. Maybe not
     
  15. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Hm, its hard to say...  
     
  16. myriad1973

    myriad1973Well Known MemberMember

    It's hard to tell since the picture is a bit blurry. Definitely a cyprinid. Judging by the body shape it is more barb-like than rasborin. Did you look on seriouslyfish? I'm thinking a Black Ruby Barb.
     
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    Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Perhaps their breeding colors are really dark? But there's no red on the tails. Aside from that though, they look like a good possibility.

    Many rasboras have torpedo shaped bodies.
     
  18. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Its really got that carp like hunch going on. With the round back but elongated flatter head.
     
  19. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    :animal0068:I have moved your thread from General Discussion to Fish ID Help section of the forum.

    Thanks!

    Ken
     




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