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post #1 of 5 Old 02-07-2011, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Fish ID

Hi all
I know this isnt the right bit of the forum but really don't know what type of fish i have so this looked like the best place to post.
I've been given 5 fish by a friend (due to a crack in his tank) but i have no idea what they are and all i got from him was "well there name sort of sounds like ......."

I have 3 algae eaters
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and 2 i don't know what they are, All i know is they hide very well and the other 1 is bright orange
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Because this is my first post better put a pic of the tank(35gal) hope you like
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-07-2011, 02:32 PM
welcome to the forum!

the first fish is an oto catfish Oto Catfish (Otocinclus macrospilus) Profile

and the other looks like a killie fish to me

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-07-2011, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Phew when i read killie fish i had a panic attack but turns out the name doesn't go with there behavior
anyway thanks for the reply looks like ive been given some nice fish especially the Oto's how cute are they and there keeping my plants algae free:)
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-07-2011, 03:00 PM
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I concur with Blaxicanlatino.

And nice plants too. Nice aquascape.

And seeing you are a recent new member, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-07-2011, 03:12 PM
Yeah, thats a female killiefish

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