Image Description: While its sparkling color instantly gives the impression of a saltwater specimen, the barb is actually a member of a distinctly freshwater species, native to subtropical regions of our planet. The gold barb, in particular, isn’t a natural species at all; this fish’s ancestors were only developed by in the 1960s by a fish breeding hobbyist, allowing him to breed for a golden scale tone that simply doesn’t exist in the wild. This new gold barb instantly gained in popularity among fish owners, though, and today it is easily the most common variety of barb fish on the planet, living in tanks in homes around the world.
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