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Rainbow Shark
Photo by Joe Drummond 2010

A young barb, likely a Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos erythrurus) swims in his new fish tank. The orange discoloration on this fish's head is of concern, but he may outgrow it with proper care and diet.

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