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LyzzaRyzz 06-29-2012 08:42 PM

Rosy Reds with wierd black spot..a Gravid Spot? Confused!
Rosy red with black spot vid 1 - YouTube

rosy red with black spot vid 2 - YouTube

So, I bought some Rosy Reds, in an attempt to make a group for my 45. I know itll take a while, and im going to lose 90% of the fish i buy, but they are cheaper as a dozen thank any other fish! So far, its been two days and ive only had one death.

What im wondering is...a few of the fish came with an odd black spot. It almost looks like a gravid spot, on livebearers. Though the edges are more sharp. This is on the inside of the fish, not the outside.

The bin they are in is sitting in another tank, so the videos are taken through glass, and clear plastic. If i try to look above the side, they scatter, and i cant tell which fish it is that has the spot. So the videos arent that clear, but the fish in question comes right up to the side a few times in each video.

As far as i know, rosy reds arent livebearers, they pair off, and lay eggs on terracotta pots, or caves, and the males defend the eggs, and keep them from becoming infected with fungus.

Im wondering what this could be? Has anyone else ever seen this? Originally, the spot was on at least three, and now, i can only find one.

Maybe its a...environmental thing? A Stress reaction? I have no idea!

Mikaila31 06-30-2012 11:25 AM

You are correct rosy reds are not live bearers, however the fish in question are not rosy reds. Thats a female feeder guppy. Most of them look like rosy reds but it should be pretty clear which ones are guppies as they don't really look alike.

LyzzaRyzz 06-30-2012 07:58 PM

I THOUGHT it looked like a guppy!

And looking at them now, it is obvious. Why i didnt see it before, i dont know... Damn, i feel silly...

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