Re: NANFA-- Fish ID off topic

Mark (
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 10:39:53 -0400

At 9:49 AM -0400 9/5/03, wrote:
>I know this is way off topic but there is not a smarter bunch of fish nut
>anywhere, then on this list.
>This fish was entered in our show over the weekend as a Rosy Barb (common
>I and a number of other don't beleive its a Rosy.
>The fish is about 2 1/2 inches long and very heavy bodied.
>any and all help would be great.

Kind of looks like a cross between a rosy and a gold barb. Rosies
tend to be more flat sided and high (deep) bodied. You will probably
need an Asian barb systematist to really make a definitive judgement.
Though he may be of no help, since long term captive bred fish tend
to migrate away from their original, natural characteristics.
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