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post #1 of 13 Old 06-25-2011, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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What is this fish?

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Today i bought a mess of feeder guppies and this fellow was in the bag with them. The lady at the fish store aparently caught him by mistake. The fish store is 150 miles away and closed for the weekend. Id sure like to know what s/he is so i can take care of him/her correctly.

thanks for your help.

ps s/he is about 1 inch long atm.
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-25-2011, 01:40 AM
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looks like some kind of tetra. In all honesty, if it was in with the feeder fish I would probably treat it as such if your "predator" fish can eat something that size.
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-25-2011, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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hes too big for my arow atm. the guppies are half inch.
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-25-2011, 01:44 AM
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Hmm.. do you have a quarentine tank or a seperate tank from your other fish?
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-25-2011, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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yes, i have it in my smaller isolation tank. It doesn't really look like a tetra to me. First thought was a Jack Dempsey, but hes not as colorful as the pics I've found online of Jack Dempsey's.
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-25-2011, 01:48 AM
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yeah that's what is puzzling to me, is the lack of color. Maybe it's a platy.. again lack of color is confusing. NM.. looking closer dont think it's a platy either.
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-25-2011, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Hes a silver with a few black spots. I know its not a platy, or molly. I'm thinking some type of cichlid. Its got more of a cichlid body type. Maybe as it grows bigger I will be able to figure it out.
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post #8 of 13 Old 06-25-2011, 01:54 AM
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oh.. look up this guy, possibly.

Archocentrus sajica (T-Bar Cichlid)

could also be a convict, gotta be somewhere in this line.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amatitlania

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post #9 of 13 Old 06-25-2011, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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Breeding the T-bar Cichlid - Cryptocentrus sajica | That Fish Blog

i thik youre right what do you think?
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-25-2011, 02:06 AM
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Yeah looking at more pictures.. really seems to be the T-Bar
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