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post #1 of 9 Old 07-30-2010, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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new 55 Also what is the name of this fish?

Just got this off of craigs list, the person I bought the tank from said it was a bumble bee cichlid. I don't think so. He is also in the bottom right of the picture of the whole tank. Any help with the fish ID greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-30-2010, 11:16 AM
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Kind of hard to tell from the pic but it looks like a Leporinus. Can you get a better pic?

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-30-2010, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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heres a couple better picts
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-30-2010, 08:00 PM
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Yeah, it looks like a Leporinus to me.

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post #5 of 9 Old 07-30-2010, 08:11 PM
is it a loach ??? looks like one

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-30-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Black Banded Leporinus or "Leporinus Fasciatus" it is. Not sure about the loach part. Supposed to be a mean lil burger. From what I have researched so far he is and he ain't, like most fish. Surprisingly they are primarily herbivorous (they have teeth!.) Mine, so far is not bothering either of the Silver Dollars or the Pacu.

Thank you very much for the info Jeaninel!
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-30-2010, 09:14 PM
pacus get huge don't think anything could bother them when fully grown

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-30-2010, 10:24 PM
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It looks like a Black Banded Leporino. They are schooling fish that grow up to 12". They usually destroy most aquatic plants. Hope you can get at least four more of them.

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-31-2010, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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From what I have researched more than one might kill each other.

Opinions vary on the aggesivness of this species. Some people have kept them with Gourami's and Angels with out a problem. Others have had the Leporinus kill their fish. So far mine is still doing good. It is the littlest fish in the tank though.

The Pacu is only about 4" right now. I will be trading him in at a local LFS mid August or so. He will get way to big for this 55g. Thanks to all of you for your opinions and advise.
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