What Fish Is This?

  1. JR-

    JR- Initiate Member

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    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

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

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    Hello!

    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!
     


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    JR- Initiate Member

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    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

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Piaelliott Well Known Member Member

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    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!