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bf2king 03-21-2008 12:14 AM

ID please
What kind of fish is this? i got it with my last bag of feeder ghost shrimp... stupid petsuppermarket... they the reason i have so many guppies...

The-Wolf 03-21-2008 03:20 AM

my first thought was a rasbora of some kind (R.daniconius or R.einthovenii)
but neither the tailfin or the anal fin fit any kind of cyprinid.

I think it is a livebearer of some kind and that is not my area of interest.
hope someone with experience in livebearers can help you ID it

Cody 03-21-2008 11:05 AM

I want to say Mosquito Fish.

tophat665 03-21-2008 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by Cody
I want to say Mosquito Fish.

Mouth isn't pointed up enough. They get these guys with ghost shrimp at the LFS I go to as well. He hasn't any idea what it is either. Sells them for 99 as "Darters". Could be a tetra of some sort; they don't all have adipose fins.

Lupin 03-21-2008 09:01 PM

Why is the fish oddly familiar to me? I think I'll dig the books and websites but it appears to be a cyprinid to me. Hmmm...

tophat665 03-21-2008 09:42 PM

It looks a little like a least killifish (Heterandria formosa) but the head shape's off and the markings seem to be cleaner.

Looks a lot more like a juvenile Bluefin Killifish - Lucania goodei. That's close enough for me.

bf2king 03-21-2008 10:57 PM

the smaller one in this pic looks alot like it but i think the coloring is a touch off... maybe not as i cant c it right now ill check by tomorow more throughly.

bf2king 03-22-2008 12:27 AM

i belive we have a winner :D

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