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cathie cathie
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long distance ID no pics #1
Aargh one of my daughters is at uni, her flatmates found an abandoned 2 foot tank in the flat and decided to have fish. She hid the tank from them (on the basis they would not do things properly and she felt the weight of responsibility descending on her) - they found it again and have now installed some fish. she has checked filter is running, water dechlorinated etc and told them they need a bigger tank so now thank heavens they have found a 4 foot tank on freecycle which they can get shortly, and she has got an ammonia alert I sent her displayed prominently in the tank, with a bottle of prime on its way.
But they dont know what these fish are grr
Her description is like small goldfish with black spot on tail so I think they must be rosy barbs, but before I issue definitive instructions can anyone think of anything else they could be? Tx ....
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Re: long distance ID no pics #2
Tropical, coldwater? any idea?

She takes after her mother obviously lol
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cathie cathie
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Re: long distance ID no pics #3
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violet wrote:
Tropical, coldwater? any idea?


Who knows. You would guess common tropicals would be most likely!

she is not esp interested in fish herself but she will be very harsh on flatmates if they offend her sense of animal welfare.
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Violet Violet
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Re: long distance ID no pics #4
There's so many it could be with a discription like that. Can any of them take a pic and email to you?
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cathie cathie
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Re: long distance ID no pics #5
she sent one and i couldnt tell it was a fish. i think I will send her a pic of rosy barb and say in what way is it different fro. this ...
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Re: long distance ID no pics #6
If not tropical maybe it could be Rosy Red Minnow?
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Re: long distance ID no pics #7
....and a scary (though very unlikely)thought - some juvenile Parrots have a black spot near the tail
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Re: long distance ID no pics #8
Technically Rosy Barbs don't have a red spot on the tail. It is on the body. Call me Mr Pedantic...
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cathie cathie
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Re: long distance ID no pics #9
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Technically Rosy Barbs don't have a red spot on the tail. It is on the body. Call me Mr Pedantic...


ill let my daughter call you that
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Re: long distance ID no pics #10
OK, thank you... You watch it will be a Rosy Barb now as well, just to show me up.
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