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    • January 5, 2016 8:01 PM
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      Name This Fish

      Problem is many fish look so a like, Mad Barb, Rohu - but the mouth seems different as do the scales.

    • January 5, 2016 8:42 PM
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      It looks really similar to both Tony.  Just looking at pictures it's hard to tell.  It reminds me of the red snapper we catch off the east coast here in the states.  Let us know if you find out for sure what it is. 

    • January 5, 2016 11:15 PM
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      Really good question this - both these fish get caught all the time all over Thailand and are very hard to tell apart....

    • January 5, 2016 11:29 PM
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      Its the mouth that makes me think that its neither of them and could be a small scale mud carp, but I am not sure

    • January 6, 2016 12:06 AM
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      99% sure this is a Mad Barb:

       

    • January 6, 2016 12:18 AM
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      Yep, looks like a mackerel muncher to me, both the mouth & scale pattern are different. Also this fish has a dotted latteral line. The mouth on my fish reminded me of a mullet.

    • January 6, 2016 12:18 AM
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      Tony Bignall said:

      Its the mouth that makes me think that its neither of them and could be a small scale mud carp, but I am not sure

      I reckon you're on the money there mate, that does look like it's a small scale mud carp.

      What we need is a picture of all three - mad barb, rohu and small scale mud carp side by side so we can really see the difference....

    • January 6, 2016 8:13 PM
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      If they are all three that similar, what is the difference in taste or bait used?  I'm guessing the bait is probably the same but what about the taste?

    • January 7, 2016 10:42 AM
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      https://www.facebook.com/FishingAsiaSocial/posts/915335165215079

      Here's a great post with most of the barbs and all the info you need on them.

    • January 7, 2016 11:30 AM
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    • January 7, 2016 11:32 AM
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      I think its a small one of these, Small Scale Mud Carp - Palm Tree.

      Thanks Fish Asia for 'The Barbs' lot of useful info on identification.

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