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Extraordinary! What is the fish in the first picture? Love the colors and shape of this fish.
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There are two species in that pic, they are of the genus Barilius.

The one with red on the dorsal is barilius ardens, the other one is barilius bakeri.
 

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Is that sumbu shell!?!
your photogrqaphy is incredible.
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That's a juvenile black calvus, not a sumbu.
 

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The Barilius are awesome. I`ve had 5 B. cairnearensis (not correct spelling) for three years now. They never disappoint.

Another favorite that is a true mini-monster is Pseudocrenalabris nicholsi.
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Their constant activity and voracious appetite is amazing to observe in a tank, and they are damn colourful.
 
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Yes agreed, stunning photos Jibran! Plz tell me you have a sticky or post somewhere on the forum with advice on how we can get even half as good as shots :)
Main thing is using speedlights and a black background with no decor in front. With that you get extremely sharp shots due to a crazy low shutter speed.
 
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