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Thread: Black Ruby Barb

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxrated98 View Post
    Yes, thats still all I have. I'm new to this so please pardon my ignorance. But I was under the understanding that barbs in general school well. So, as long as the overall school is 6+ you are good. So, 3 green, 3 tiger, 3 black ruby = 9fish school.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong. Though, the 6 barbs I currently have all get a long great.
    Barbs school with their own species. Greens and Tigers are the same species, just different color variants, so they will school together. Black ruby barbs are a totally different species so the same rules do not apply.

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    Barbs school with their own species. Greens and Tigers are the same species, just different color variants, so they will school together. Black ruby barbs are a totally different species so the same rules do not apply.
    Very good to know. I guess a barb isn't always a barb.
    Shocking, the bodies are very similarly shaped, so I figured they were the same species.

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    They are also called the Purple Headed barb. For more information on this fish, heres the site I got most of the information on them from. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...41867550,d.cGE
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