Phoenix barb trio, Spinibarbus denticulatus, ~2'

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Two year update. The remaining pair has been doing well in the 25K. I estimate they are 30"-32" now. Hard-schooling fish, almost always next to each other. One of them has a small growth on its skull, under skin, above left eye, don't know what it is. Hard to take good pics of them in the large dark pond with glare off the front glass facing outdoors, so some poor ones:

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Eleven feedings. Some footage of one Phoenix handling an 8 inch herring.


Very nice. They are deeper-bodied when fully grown than I thought.
They are smart, fast, greedy pigs. Extremely hard to control their feed intake. This might be a factor too in our particular specimen.
 
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