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post #1 of 5 Old 07-01-2008, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Please ID this freshwater fish please.

My friend gave me this fish and it's currently in my tank. He have this fish over 6 years so he can't remember what kind of fish it is. This fish have been eating tropical flakes. I would like to know what is the name and sex of this fish and is this fish able to breed? I would love to buy an opposite sex for this fish and breed them. Thank you all

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2 Powerhead (1 for 30 gallon tank , the other one for 50 gal that I got from petco)
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35 lbs of live rocks, 20 lbs of lava and tufa rocks that used as the base rock
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-01-2008, 04:40 AM
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It's a rainbowfish of the Melanotaenia genus but as I have trouble identifying most rainbowfish like this one, I am unable to nail the exact ID. Rainbowfish are egg layers and can spawn easily as I had done with my Melanotaenia praecox two years ago.

All rainbowfish prefer to be kept in groups so you will need a large spacious tank as this one you have is bound to reach 4 inches.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-01-2008, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much lupin, now i know the name I can do more research on it.

26G bow front.
PS75 Protein Skimmer
2 Powerhead (1 for 30 gallon tank , the other one for 50 gal that I got from petco)
1 Lighting is the 15 Watts Ocean Sun 10,000k PC.
35 lbs of live rocks, 20 lbs of lava and tufa rocks that used as the base rock
20 lbs of live sand
currently own a yellow tail damsey.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-01-2008, 05:23 PM
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Lupin's definitely right on the Melanotaenia.

Perhaps m. lacustris or m. kamaka?
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-01-2008, 09:15 PM
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M. lacustris was my initial guess but I was really unsure so I simply hinted that they are from Melanotaenia judging by their looks. There are two other groups but none can fit that fish well hence it is easily coming from the family, Melanotaenia.

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