Rhino fish ?

boff

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HI can any body give me any information about a Rhino fish,cant seem to find much about them ive enclosed a picture of one cheers boff.
 

Gunnie

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

Nice looking fish! It looks like some sort of tetra or in that family.
 
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boff

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

I don't know can't find any thing about it,do you think its a hybrid ,or have you herd of them ,found it on site selling fish but they don't have any information at the moment .Its a relay nice looking fish, if its a tetra do you think its a smallish fish any help would be brilliant cheers boff.
 
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boff

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

I still can't find out any thing about this fish .Can any body tell me a web site that my help cheers boff.
 

Boxermom

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

It is a cyprinid, of the barbus family (Barbus mariae) but no info in any of my tropical fish encyclopedias.
 

david

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

hI there boff the only info I could find was the size and country it comes from...it grows to 34 cm max adult size and comes from the rivers and streams in africa and kenya..that's a big fish ..
 
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boff

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

Well thanks for every body's help .If they didn't grow so big I would try to get some because they are a relay nice looking fish but proberly couldn't get them in the UK any way so cheers boff ;D
 

chickadee

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Has anyone thought of asking Dino? He would probably know in a minute.

Rose
 

fishfanatic

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the fish in question is a humpheaded glass fish. They are omnivores and grow to 3". Hard to find.
 
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boff

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

HI ,I did find a picture and its name the other day but there was no information about it, so thanks .Have you every seen any in fish shops ,and where do you live .boff
 

Butterfly

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

Here is a little information on why their hard to find.
Carol
 
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boff

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

Thanks that explains a lot .Do you think they will every be ready available.To change the subject have a look at the marking on this clown,have been trying to find one like it but no luck yet ,do you think its a one off .
 

Butterfly

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That is so cool!! Off-ice atplant geek has one just like that. His name is Spot(go figure )
Carol
 
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boff

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

I found this one on Bowheads forum its owner is mikev and called dotty ,so its possible to find another one . ;D
 

Butterfly

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Yes dotty is lovely
Carol
 

Tom

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

The humphead glass fish were only discovered three years ago, so they don't know what fish it goes well with and which ones it doesn't do well with. I learned all this from my lfs which had 2 for sale and one either died in the store or it was sold. I think that you can also tell the gender by the darkness of that hump it has. I don't know for sure but I am pretty sure about that. I hope this helped.
Tom
 
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boff

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

Thanks Tomh ,its amazing that you have seen some for sale ,I can only find I place to get them on the web and they are out of stock all the time .cheers boff
 

Tom

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Welcome. I would have gotten them but they were at least $37 each and I only had enough to buy the necessities. :'( I don't know any more about the glassfish because the owner only said that much because there isn't that much info on them yet. They are still very beautiful fish.
Tom
 

Tom

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Re: Rhino fish ?????

Hey boff, could you give me some suggestions on my 'What other fish' topic.
Tom
 

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