What Fish Is This?

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by JR-, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. JR-New MemberMember

    I have this fish, but I don't know what it is. I have searched all over trying to figure out what it is. I have a feeling it is a tetra. What kind of fish or tetra does it look like? Thanks

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  2. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember


    Those are Rhombo Barbs or Snakeskin Barbs (Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus). Super cool; haven't seen them in the hobby in awhile.

    Just out of curiosity, where did you get them? They're so nifty!
  3. OP

    JR-New MemberMember

    Hello :) I was completely off (lol) but thanks for the reply. There's actually a little bit of a story surrounding this. A buddy of mine was looking to get rid of the barbs. I failed to ask him what type of fish the barbs were as I naturally assumed they were tetras:facepalm: The good thing was, at the time I had a cycled 80 gallon tank I was looking to stock. Fast forward to about a week, I have them housed alone in an 80 gallon. They're a lot of fun to watch
  4. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    They will color up really nice if you drop the temperature to about 70F. Not a warm water Barb.
  5. Piaelliott

    PiaelliottWell Known MemberMember

    Just for the future, tetras have an adipose fin between the dorsal and caudal fin. If the fish doesn't have an adipose fin, it is most likely not a tetra.

    Beautiful fish by the way!

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