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post #1 of 10 Old 04-05-2009, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Can Anyone Identify This Fish???

I have this fish and no one can tell me what it is. The place I got it from couldn't even tell me what it is. It was the only one like it. I have never seen another fish like it. Here are some pictures. If you can tell me what it is, please do. Thanks.




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post #2 of 10 Old 04-05-2009, 04:08 PM
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looks like it could be some type of killifish............too many varieties for me to say which species
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-05-2009, 05:27 PM
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Thats a pretty fish, thats what it is.
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-05-2009, 08:42 PM
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I think FishinPole is right, looks like one of the lyretails, Aphyosemion species. Maybe a killifish specialist on here will know.

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post #5 of 10 Old 04-05-2009, 08:56 PM
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Its either a killifish or a celebes rainbowfish.

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post #6 of 10 Old 04-05-2009, 09:18 PM
male Pseudomugil signifer. It a type of blue-eye rainbow, often called a signifer rainbow. That one is a Northern variety. Singifers can vary a lot in what they look like, you get many different variations of the same fish.

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post #7 of 10 Old 04-06-2009, 04:51 PM
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I just went to my LFS and saw a fish that looked just like the one in the picture. And when I looked at the label, it said Signifer Rainbowfish.

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post #8 of 10 Old 04-06-2009, 08:06 PM
Mikaila, very good reference;since i am in query of the signifier, thank you.I like the one in your picture.
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post #9 of 10 Old 04-06-2009, 09:02 PM
Thanks. That site is really good for info on all rainbows. My avatar is a Pseudomugil gertrudae, so a very close cousin to the signifer. I've kept two strains of signifer, both a northern strain like the fish above and a southern brackish strain. They are nice fish and very fun to watch displaying. I eventually got rid of mine because they were displaying to my male gertrudae's. Signifers were more nippy in there displays, so they kept shredding the gertrudaes fins. But overall I love all the Pseudomugil species.

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post #10 of 10 Old 04-07-2009, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
Awesome. Thanks a bunch. So I guess the general concensus is that it is a Signifer Rainbow.
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