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ace007 07-20-2009 07:32 AM

Type of Tropical Fish??
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Can anyone help me identifying this fish? Bought the tropical aquarium from a guy and he did not have the names of them. Any help would be appreciated.

Thx in advance

Fishin Pole 07-20-2009 07:42 AM

Top fish looks like an OB (orange blotched) Peacock........Some type of Auloncara species maybe...........

The bottom pic looks like a common plecostomus...............Google and see if they look like the fore mentioned species.........Hope i was helpful!

ace007 07-20-2009 07:53 AM

Yes the second one is a Hypostomus plecostomus

The first one does not quite look like a OB Peacock. (Searched Google :oops:)
It has some bright phosphor marks on its middle bottom fin.

Fishin Pole 07-20-2009 08:12 AM

the spots you are referring to are probably what they call egg spots on the anal fin of the fish......It will varie on how many spots they have, i have seen some cichlids with none at all.......I'm pretty sure that what you have their is some type of african cichlid and more than likely a peacock variety, hopefully other members chime in and give you other opinions

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