Identity crisis

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Identity crisis

Postby s4md50 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:28 pm

Hi guys,

Picked up some new fish today from the MA on site today. They had these unknown fish In one of their sumps for a while now and I decided to rehome as they looked like they could handle themselves with my geo and they intrigued me.

No idea what the hell they area. Any ideas?
Only pic I've got at the moment.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb361/09phoenix/9597A49C-A7F1-4767-9247-739BD0D0B8AE-624-00000042500D4C3C.jpg

They are around the 4" mark. Fairly bland in colour, double dorsal. I'm thinking a tetra species but I'm having no luck finding anything.

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Re: Identity crisis

Postby HBpencil99 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:33 am

Hi,
This Is a guess here as I am fairly new to fish keeping but could be Tin foil barbs but I don't think they have double dorsal fins though :D
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Re: Identity crisis

Postby markee » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:14 pm

Been looking for quite a while now & got the same result as you Matt! Been looking at Barbs as the body shape & lower finnage is similar but can't find anything with a double dorsal fin, any chance it could be a hybrid/cross-breed?
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Re: Identity crisis

Postby Hampalong » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:58 pm

Looks like Parambassis gulliveri.
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Re: Identity crisis

Postby ady » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:41 pm

Hampalong wrote:Looks like Parambassis gulliveri.


could be that....does look like a large barb,never seen anything with the double dorsal before either...


just googled the parambassis........looks like a good shout hampalong.....could be right there.....it's very similar

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