This family of freshwater fish
contains about 1500 species found throughout the world. They are generally small, hardy schooling fish
. Most are omnivorous
. Cyprinids have no teeth
in their mouths, but they do have pharyngeal
Barbs, named for their barbels around the mouth, are Cyprinids, as are Danios, Chinese Algae-eaters, and White Cloud Mountain Minnows.