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Old 01-01-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Fish I.D. Please

Can anybody ID these fish?

I thought they were rasbora tetras, but I don't know if thats right.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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look like Desolated barbs
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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They are deff not rasbora tetras, rasboras are very small and more reddish all over with a black shape from the back half of the body to the tail.

I can't seem to find that species of tetra on the internet, hope somone else can help ID those.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:17 PM   #4
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my bad wrong name. I meant
Denison Barb
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:21 PM   #5
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They aren't denison barbs, they have red tails and no yellow tips on the tails.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:21 PM   #6
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or another guess would be a pencil fish.
Assorted Pencilfish
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:22 PM   #7
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Mike, you have to compare the pictures better, they have similar features, but not the same, look at the color patterns. Your pretty much taking random guesses.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:35 PM   #8
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They look almost like my white cloud mountain minnows. A bigger closeup might be useful.
<WC's have a white edge to the dorsal & ventral fins .... can't quite tell if that's there in your pics.>
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Those white cloud mountain minnows look exactly like em. I think your right jsoong good job
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I have had white clouds before, and unfortunately, they aren't the same. The line which runs down the body is much thinner on the white clouds. My fish have no color on their dorsal fin. The fin on the bottom is much smaller and tucked than the white clouds.

I got 15 of these fish about 2 to 3 years ago and every one of them has survived and grown quite big. I didn't know what they were, so I thought I would see if anybody else has them
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #11
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My friend has some white clouds and they look exactly like the fish in jcarlilesiu's picture. Maybe it is a mutt? I have no clue but it sure does look the same... thicker black line with a yellowish one above it.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:29 PM   #12
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I'm not a freshie but they look like white clouds to me.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:53 PM   #13
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Rasbora borapetensis - blackline rasbora (among other common names)

FYI, there is no such fish as a "rasbora tetra". Rasboras and tetras are two unrelated groups of small fish. Rasboras are cyprinids related to barbs, and are found in Asia. Tetras are characins and are primarily found in South America, although there are some African species (such as Congo tetras)
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:40 PM   #14
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brilliant rasbora look like the ones i have if them.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:52 PM   #15
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Yup, these are brilliant rasboras. I've got 3 of them in my tank since their numbers have dwindled from 8 over a year ago.
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i just have a pair left been a few yrs with them
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:07 PM   #17
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Look like golden pencil fish to me...grow to 2-3 inches. Used to have some myself.

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From my knowledge when I kept Freshwater fish they look more like Rosie Tail Barbs not part of the tetra family.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:36 PM   #19
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I agree that a better close up would help. Because alot of ish have different fin patterns. Take the white clouds for an example.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:11 PM   #20
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Mike47517> They have these over in Athens I was there last weekend. They were asking way too much for the fish @ $42.00 each.
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