The Mekong Minnow (Scaphiodonichthys acanthopterus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of carps and minnows. It is a cyprinid ray-finned fish.
The Mekong Minnow is silver with red fins and a darker tail fin. The fins of the male become darker red during the breeding season. Its body is elongated and cylindrical.
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What is the difference between the Goldfish (Carassius auratus) and the Koi Carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus)?
The Goldfish has more colours and body, fin, and tail shapes than the Koi Carp.
The Goldfish does not have barbels (fleshy lobes) at the corner of its mouth, whereas the Koi Carp has barbels.
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The Koi Carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of carp. Koi Carp are coloured varieties of the Amur Carp. It is a cyprinid fish.
The Koi Carp can be many colours, such as white, black, red, orange, yellow, blue, and cream. It is an oval-shaped fish with medium-to-large fins and tail. It has black eyes. It has short barbels on the corners of its mouth, like whiskers.
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What is a group of Koi called? What is a group of Goldfish called?
A group of Koi Carp is call a glint of Koi or a troubling of Koi. A group of Goldfish is called a glint of Goldfish or a troubling of Goldfish.
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What is the difference between the European Carp (Cyprinus carpio) and the Mirror Carp (Cyprinus carpio carpio)?
Both the European Carp (which is also called the Common Carp) and the Mirror Carp are freshwater cyprinid fish.
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The Mirror Carp (Cyprinus carpio carpio) is a freshwater fish. It is related to the Common Carp. It is a cyprinid.
The Mirror Carp is dark-grey with a large body and scales that look like mirrors. The scales are irregular and patchy, and some parts of its body do not have scales. It has a forward protruding mouth with barbels at the side of its lips.
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What is the difference between a barbel and a whisker on a fish?
Catfish and carp have barbels.
Some people call the barbels whiskers, but they are not whiskers.
A barbel is a structure at each edge of the mouth of a carp and catfish. It can be long or short.
A carp has two barbels – one on each side of its mouth.
A catfish has several pairs of barbels – on each side of its face.
Each barbel has taste buds on it, as well as smell sensors.
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The European Carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a freshwater fish. It is also known as the Common Carp. It is a cyprinid.
The European Carp is dark-grey with a large plump body. It has a forward protruding down-turned mouth with barbels at the side of its light-orange coloured lips.
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The Red-Tailed Black Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor or Labeo bicolor) is a freshwater fish. It is a carp, not a shark.
The Red-Tailed Black Shark has a dark black body and a bright orange or red tail. Its caudal fin (tail fin) is forked. It haslarge dark eyes.
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What is a barbel?
A barbel is a whisker-like structure at the edges of the mouth of a fish.
Fish that have barbels include catfish and carp.
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The Common Carp or European Carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish in lakes and rivers, native to Europe and Asia. It has been introduced to many other countries and is regarded as an invasive species.
The Common Carp has bronze or yellowish scales with serrated dorsal and anal fin spines.
Common Carp can grow to very large sizes with adequate space and nutrients. However, the average size of the Common Carp is around 40–80 centimetres (16-32 inches) long.
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