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  1. #1

    Default Are these Barb fry?


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    I adopted an aquarium, 10 gallons, 10 days ago. It was listed on cl as a tank with baby fish, that the mother died after giving birth, so I assumed they were livebearers and the mother was described as being the size of a female guppy. I have not been able to make contact with the original owner to see if I can get more details on the mother fish, like did she have a mate. I know that they are not guppy fry, all have forked tails, all 176 fry. They lack an adipose fin and their dorsal fin does not match that of the tetras. Some one suggested that they were goldfish fry, but the mother fish was not bigger than 2 inches long. At about 2 weeks old for the oldest, they are about 1/2 inch long and the smallest maybe 3/16.What kind of fry is this? 2.jpg

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    Interesting. They might be a type of barb. Just grow them out and see what happens I'd say. I think we can certainly rule out live bearers because they shouldn't have that many fry unless it is several different broods. How in the world did you count 176 of them?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Have a martini on me fellow western marylander - jbeining75 thank you so much my puffer and i are very happy - Angila Heres one! :D - Wild Turkey nice plecos - KingFisher For all your advice  thanks - Celtic Fins 
    for your kind comments. - Celtic Fins Merry Christmas - Northernguy Awesome help with my loaches - R2 Ranch Seasons Greetings. Have a great Christmas - Celtic Fins Wishing You A Happy New Year!!! - Jill 
    Happy New year - Celtic Fins May the Anti troll force be with you. - Celtic Fins 2001 posts! - Northernguy For your helpful fry advice - Cliff Its not a featherfin but thanks for the info!lol - Northernguy 
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    The position of the mouth indicates a bottom feeder, so barbs are a likely possibility.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

  4. #4

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    It looks like a shiner to me but may be a barb of some type maybe a carp, but I thijnk a commokn shiner you can use them for fishing bait
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel

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    Hre a pic of a common shiner images (10).jpg its a computer draw one but its a realistic one
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel

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    Have a martini on me fellow western marylander - jbeining75 thank you so much my puffer and i are very happy - Angila Heres one! :D - Wild Turkey nice plecos - KingFisher For all your advice  thanks - Celtic Fins 
    for your kind comments. - Celtic Fins Merry Christmas - Northernguy Awesome help with my loaches - R2 Ranch Seasons Greetings. Have a great Christmas - Celtic Fins Wishing You A Happy New Year!!! - Jill 
    Happy New year - Celtic Fins May the Anti troll force be with you. - Celtic Fins 2001 posts! - Northernguy For your helpful fry advice - Cliff Its not a featherfin but thanks for the info!lol - Northernguy 
    Merry Christmas!!!!  :) - Ellen4God 

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    Young fry never look the same as adults, and shiners don't spawn at 2".

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

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    Oh sorry, no clue what it could be
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel

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