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    Chin chin yu....doctor fish?

    I recently purchased some Chin-chin Tilapia doctor fish. They are easily the fastest growing fish I've ever had. They are at least five times the size they were two weeks ago and are eating their weight in pellets every day!
    Does anyone have any experience with these fiesty fish?
    What is the latin name? I can't find anything on the net about them. Google aint what it used to be....







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    arn't they called garra rufa?



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    Nice to meet you and welcome to MFK Red Devil's Avatar
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    i have never heard of them but sure would like to see some pics if you could.. they sound so unique...
    Be yourself.... everyone else is taken:
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    Then I shall Take some...



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    Nice to meet you and welcome to MFK Red Devil's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potts050;2234477;
    Then I shall Take some...
    great thanks very much
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    Chin-Chin Yu image

    These are in fact not the famous Species rufa from the Gara Genus that are the doctor fish of Turkish fame.These are a knock off marketed from China as an equally effective skin nipper that will exfoliate your skin in a spa. They are being marketed on the net for people in the esthetician business. I'm pretty sure they are some kind of S.Tilapia.

    Mine came from a LFS who had eight. I bought all of them because like most collectors, I want something that few others have...LOL...and two weeks later there are only three left. They are very aggressive and voraciuos eaters. My guess is they will soon outgrow their 30 gallon tank.

    They hate the camera focus light so only one picture turned out....
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    Stick your feet in the tank and post the results!!!
    Waiting will fill



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    an article just came out in TFH talking about these fish. Yours are tilapia. Garra rufa have sucker mouths. They actually mentioned how people are tricked into buying tilapia
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    any idea what species of tilapia or how big they will grow?



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    Nice to meet you and welcome to MFK Red Devil's Avatar
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    They are very nice looking..... yes i just saw the article that they were nipping on someones feet.... i think LI put the story in the lounge.. how big do they get when mature, are you planning on keeping them... too bad you lost the others..
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