Thread: Are these Barb fry?
07-07-2014, 05:10 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Are these Barb fry?
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
07-07-2014, 05:15 PM #2
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?
You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.
07-07-2014, 05:36 PM #3
07-07-2014, 05:41 PM #4
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
07-07-2014, 05:48 PM #5
Hre a pic of a common shiner images (10).jpg its a computer draw one but its a realistic one
07-08-2014, 04:40 AM #6
07-08-2014, 12:58 PM #7
Oh sorry, no clue what it could be