Fish ID. Tetra

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This is the fish tank at my work and I think these little black ones are cute but I can't find them on Google. I'm assuming they're some kind of tetra
 

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What were they sold as ? I’d guess they were a variety of a black phantom tetra but Definitely unusual
 
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I have no idea. My manager can't remember. I thought they look similar to a black phantom but I couldn't find them online
 

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Yes, they are cyprinids, not characins, so that lets out all tetras. And barbs is the family. I'm not up on all the artificial colour forms, but I would suspect like others that this is a variety of Tiger Barb.

In case you may consider getting some...be warned that this species is a fin nipper. It needs a largish group (12+) in a minimum 30 gallon tank, if kept on their own. A larger tank if other fish are included. Tankmates must be similarly active species.
 

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green tiger barbs, a colour form of the tiger barb. tiger barbs are fin nippers and a pain in the butt

there also appears to be a rainbowfish in the tank. need a better picture to id it.
 

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