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Help identify my mystery fish

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Help identify my mystery fish
Old 02-27-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
 
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Help identify my mystery fish

I picked up three baby fish from the fish store today.

The fish dude wasn't sure what kind they were because they got them in trade from another customer.

First I could have sworn I heard him call them a molly of some sort.

Then at checkout, I asked again for clarification, he said he wasn't sure. "Some sort of platy."
I don't know anything about fish (yet) I've only been into this a few weeks.

Here's a low res for the forum:



And here's a FULL RESOLUTION pic since it's hard to see.

I know it's a lousy picture. Believe it or not, it wasn't a cell phone. With this camera and lighting conditions it's really hard to take a good picture of my fish.

Does it help? I could try to take more, but I can't guarantee they will come out any better.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
 
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its a platy
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
 
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That sounds definite. ;)


Can you tell which kind? (I'm looking for a web page with pics to compare in the meantime.)
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:37 PM   #4
 
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im not sure, theres so many variations... all i can advise is to check sites that specialize in platys or a few different google searches, image searches...
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:41 PM   #5
 
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I moved my live plant into their tank. For some reason I though for sure the little ones would leave it alone... Unlike my balloon molly (in my 10 gallon, eventually to join them) who nips at the leaves. But nooooo... The platies love it just the same.
I wish I could get them to stop. The plant doesnt like it.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:33 AM   #6
 
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It sounds like your fish are not getting enough vegetable matter in their diet. You might try feeding them a good spirulina flake food. Almost all of the common livebearers like a high percentage of vegetable matter in their diets. People think that live meaty foods are a treat but the fish do better with fresh greens although they don't attack it as fast.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
 
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What about some vegetable from my fridge?
I saw a video on YouTube of loaches attacking a piece of cucumber. However, I don't know if it was raw, or if that kind of feeding is specific to loaches, or what other vegetables are edible for whatever species of fish.
Looks like that could be an interesting occasional alternative if possible.

In the meantime, I checked Petco (closest store to me) and they have spirulina flake food. I'll pick some up and make a mix with what I have already.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:03 PM   #8
 
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Well damn. I was going nuts looking back and forth on the shelves looking for an algae based spirulina food... so when I finally found one, I guess I was relieved and I totally missed the part that says "Marine pellets." (small pellets)

Which is ironic because they're the largest words on the can. Ha! Talk about a screw up.

Will this work even though it's for salt water? I assume I would need to grind the pellets if so.


Or should I just exchange it for freshwater flakes ?
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:33 PM   #9
 
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I don't know what the food formulation may have in it that they specifically call it out as for saltwater so I would exchange it.
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:49 PM   #10
 
It' a platy. Maybe a sunset variety?
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