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Old 04-27-2007, 09:39 AM   #1
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Glass barbs?

I kind of made an impulse buy yesterday at my LFS for my new tank. I only got 2 to start out with, which includes a dwarf gourami and a glass barb. I really know nothing about glass barbs. Inform me.

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when I hear barb i normally think of schooling fish
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same here, I also think " potential fin nipper " I've personally never heard of a glass barb, can you get a picture ?
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:49 AM   #4
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http://www.5dtropical.com/images/fis...rglassbarb.jpg

I am assuming they aren't too popular, because I can't find anything on the net about them.
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Thats because those are rosy barbs.

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile33.html

Really popular fish. Can be nippy. Very nice looking though. Getting a big school going will make them less agressive towards other fish of their own kind.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:22 AM   #6
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You sure Waterpond? (I am turning red right now, heh). The writing at the LFS said Glass Barb, and that picture I showed looks exactly like it.

*Edit- This was under a an image on google: New "glass" rosy barbs.

I guess glass is just another term for them??
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hmm. I am pretty sure the fish you showed are rosy barbs.

Im getting confused.
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Me too, lol
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:06 PM   #9
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Glass Barbs are a variety of Rosy barbs that are less reflective, so you can see through them.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:07 PM   #10
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The fish in your picture are red glass barbs. You are right, there is little information on the net about them. My LFS sells both red glass barbs and rosy barbs. I currently have one of each. They are very different in their coloration. They do school together, and I've had no problems with them nipping my other fish.
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It seems they are a "version" of the Rosy Barb. I'd assume information for Rosies would apply to Glass Barbs as well. I'd definitely get 5 or so more and be prepared for them to reach 4 inches or so, like Rosy Barbs do.
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They are "rose-colored glasses barbs." So they are whatever you want them to be. LOL.

All kidding aside, they look very pretty, and I hope you will post pics of your actual fish...
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Lol, it's so hard to take pictures of it. (I only have one at the moment). He's too fast. When I get 3 more this week I will post pics for sure.
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