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/A Diversity of Aquatic Life


 Cypriniiform (Minnow and Minnow-Like) Fishes

By Bob Fenner

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Barilius sp. From Neale: "appears to be a Hillstream trout, Barilius sp. Subtropical rheophilic fish from South Asia. Most species get to about 15 cm in length. Good aquarium fish given space, current and cool water." Interzoo 2010

Crossocheilus denisonii (Day 1865), Denison's Barb. pH range: 6.8 7.8; dH range: 5 - 25, 15-25 °C. To 15 cm. (six inches)... Asia: endemic to India. Aquarium pic. http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Summary/

Cyprinella lutrensis (Baird & Girard 1853), the Red or Rosey Shiner. To 9 cm. Found naturally and distributed widely in N. America. A hardy, cool-water species when started healthy.

Myxocyprinus asiaticus (Bleeker 1864), Chinese High-Fin Banded Shark. To two feet in length. Asia: China (Yangtze River basin).

Tanichthys albonubes, Lin, 1932. The White Cloud Mountain Fish, or Tan's (a porter of Henry J. Fowler, the describer) fish... A "standard" in the aquarium interest. This delightful small minnow is hardy, energetic, and undemanding. pH range: 6.0 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19 A social species; best kept in groups of five or more...  Wild type at right, xanthistic variety below it and a Longfin one below. http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=4758

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