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I found this photo in a article about how flesh-eating fish are being used in spa treatments, but they look nothing like the Garra fish that they are presented as being.

To me they look like juvenile CA or SA cichlids.

Anyone?

 

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I heard a news story about these today. Apparently, they are a type of toothless carp that eats away calluses (dead skin buildup). Used in spas as part of a pedicure treatment.
 

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I am aware of cyprinids like the garra rufa eating dead skin cells and are used in spas, but i am not aware of any cichlid species doing so. Although those on the pictures do look like a Tilapia specie
 
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