Please help identify this freshwater tiger striped fish
I bought these fish at PetSmart the other day. There was no label, and the fish manager didn't know what it was. I've searched a couple fish identification sites, but no luck so far. Its 2 inches long.
Anyone know the name of this fish? (picture attached.)
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Looks like a Leporinus. Be forewarned, they get BIG.
She put it in all caps, but in case you didn't get the picture, they get over a foot big. Also, those are one of the few fish you can house with big, mean American cichlids because they're ill-tempered enough to survive.
Indeed it is a leporinus. Yes they do get big. Yes they can be nippy. And, yes, they tear up plants.
+1. Banded Lepornius. My LFS has one in an aggresive 180G tank (custom), and it is on steroids. This thing is at least 16" long and is a menace to some fish of its size and smaller. No plants in this tank either.
Thanks you guys very much! You are right on the money.
Update on my two new Banded Leporinus.
The PetSmart sign said semi-aggressive but that was an understatement. They were nipping the fins of my smaller catfish and the much bigger Three Spot Gourami. I had to get them out of there before I had some dinner fish on my hands. I returned them and have since decided to stick with the less exciting tropical community fish selection.
Thanks again for helping to identify the Leporinus.
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