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    help to ID longkang fish

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    here are two of the fishes caught in a longkang in Thomson Rd. Can anyone help with their ID? The first one is a kind of carp and has barbels. The other seems to be a cichlid?

    Thomson Rd longkang fish

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    yeah the first one is a barb like fish , a cyprinid but i dunno whats that

    the 2nd one i will bet on a tilapia though doesnt look very conventional.

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    I ought to mention both fish are about 4-inches long. The carp-like fish has a black stripe along the lateral line terminating in a blotch on the caudal peduncle, while the cichlid has silvery body with red trims on the tail.
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    the first fish is a common barb or a spotted barb (Barbus binotatus)


    the latter seems like its still young.. maybe wait until it grows bigger abit?

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    the 2nd one sure looks like a tilapia

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    I caught the first one in 6th Ave stream as well as in Bt.Timah too. Think it's a common barb...
    Tilapia look like a LH without much color, i think it's the same species as those in restaurant. In chinese it's call "ni lou hong"

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    Haha i dont think tilapia looks like LH without colour.

    even if you strip all the colours from all the cichlids in the world, they will all look different

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    Haha i dont think tilapia looks like LH without colour.
    but it sure taste like tilapia.. urgh..[]
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    Hi.
    You want some more of the barbs in your pic 1? I got a few which I raised from young, about 4-5cm long.
    Anyway these barbs are very adaptable and good scavengers plus super active.
    The second pic. I can confirm that it is a tilapia but I dun know what species.
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    Im pretty sure its a Guapote...look at the mouth. Just like a Jaguar or a Wolf Cichlid...could be a tilapia though.
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    Currently keeping many wild betta species and other anabantoids.

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    On 5/14/2002 11:58:31 AM

    Hi.
    You want some more of the barbs in your pic 1? I got a few which I raised from young, about 4-5cm long.
    Anyway these barbs are very adaptable and good scavengers plus super active.
    The second pic. I can confirm that it is a tilapia but I dun know what species.
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    Hi Chris, no I don't need any barbs. although they'd look great in a SE Asia biotope. We did get quite a few guppies. I retained some of the males and returned the females. These shows the wild colour schemes that I actually prefer over the "domesticated" ones.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    True, wild guppies are more variable in their colour patterns.
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    choy, ben: heh still romping arnd for wild fishes?

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