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buddytink 03-15-2010 08:48 PM

What kinda fish is this??
 
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I am having the hardest time trying to figure out what type of fish this is. I cant remember exactly where I got him (I call it a he) at, but I know I dont want another one cause he's kinda mean, Im guessing he's semi-aggressive because he nips fins and has killed; my betta, some white clouds, zebra Danios, and a platy or two. Soo Im kinda afraid to get any fish until I find out what exactly he is. Sorry my pics arent very good but he's a bluey grey color, and the tips of his fins are and orangy color, and he's about 3inches long.

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teddyzaper 03-15-2010 09:43 PM

he might be a gourami, if he was pink i would say kissing gourami but i wouldnt trust myself because i am pretty new to all this XD

La Reina 03-15-2010 09:44 PM

Does he have skinny feeler like fins on the front part of his body?

Byron 03-15-2010 09:50 PM

Could you take a photo from a little way back from the tank, just so we can get a better idea? If we could see him in the tank clearly someone will probably know.

buddytink 03-15-2010 11:06 PM

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I tried to take more pics. Sorry theyre not very good, Im having water issues right now :( And no he doesnt have the skinny feeler fins on the front like I see other gouramis have, so I dont know if he's a different type or what. I went to petsmart and walmart to see if they had one like him and they didnt. I cant find him anywhere LOL

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LMychajluk 03-15-2010 11:56 PM

Maybe some type of Chichlid? Maybe this Panda Dwarf Chiclid - the discription sounds similar to what you posted:

http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...67&pcatid=1667

http://liveaquaria.com/images/catego...anda-dwarf.jpg

iamntbatman 03-16-2010 04:56 AM

That's a paradise fish. Anabantids related to gouramis and bettas. They're actually a cold water species rather than a tropical fish so should be kept at lower temperatures than typical tropical fish. They can also be very aggressive, especially toward other anabantids.


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