Sexes of Rosy Barbs

mattmf1

hello all,

how do you tell the sex of a rosy barb?

I ask because I have 7 barbs. 3 are bright red and 4 are silver. but the 3 red ones have spent the last few days "harrasing" one of the silver ones. are the males red and females silver?

thanks for your time.

addendum:

 

hyun007

I do not recall Rosy Barb as Silver in color.
Guess you must have 2 type of barbs together.
A couple of pictures will help.

The male Rosy is usually slimmer and brighter in color.
 

mattmf1

I added a video, but I will try and get good stills of the fish later. silver may not be the right color description. they look exactly the same and have the same black dot on the tail. and the I bought them all at the same time from the store as well.
 

hyun007

The Red one is male, go extreme rosy(like yours) when they are ready to breed.

Hopes the below help.
 

mattmf1

so is the barb here a female since it is not red like the others?
 

hyun007

Yes, 100% female.
 

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