Fish ID Help

  1. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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

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  2. Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

  3. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    freshwater. Looks like a cypranid to me.
  4. Dino Fishlore VIP Member

    Look like odessa barbs

  5. Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

    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 Fishlore VIP Member

    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 Fishlore Legend Member

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

    Thats not a very good picture :p

  8. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    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 Fishlore Legend Member

    What was the company that this was for?
  10. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    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.

  11. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    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 Fishlore VIP Member

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

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

    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 Fishlore Legend Member

  16. myriad1973 Well Known Member Member

  17. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    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 Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Good morning,

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