MattToner MattToner
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  • Posted on: 25/2/2017 19:20
Is this a rainbow fish? #1
Got this with my first tank around 6 months ago, but s/he was really 'gray' in colour.
since moving to my new 180L tank and started feeding them frozen blood worms, his/her colours are now beautiful, but im not sure what fish s/he is.
i *think* s/he is a rainbow fish, can anyone confirm or let me know what s/he is?

also, if possible, what sex too :)

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fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: 26/2/2017 18:52
Re: Is this a rainbow fish? #2
To me, it looks like an odessa barb http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/pethia-padamya/ but I'd wait to see what others think.
Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 26/2/2017 22:26
Re: Is this a rainbow fish? #3
I agree with fcmf ....definitely not a rainbow and looks like an Odessa Barb to me too.
dwss59 dwss59
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  • Posted on: 30/10/2017 20:18
Re: Is this a rainbow fish? #4
Absolutely an Odessa
Central Americans; once they pop they don't stop!