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tmdesign 11-21-2010 08:19 PM

Help identifiying this fish
 
This guy just came to me today anyone know what it is?

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jeaninel 11-22-2010 02:04 AM

That's a Flagtail Prochilodus. Hope you have a big tank. They grow to about a foot in length.

tmdesign 11-22-2010 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaninel (Post 517868)
That's a Flagtail Prochilodus. Hope you have a big tank. They grow to about a foot in length.

Thanks for the quick response, they had him marked as a sailfin something. Had a felling that was wrong. Seemd pretty docile, Tank won't be a problem he's in a 55L right now as he is only 3 inch but he will be heading to 100+. Al the other residents are pretty big but quite so I thought this guy might be a good add

Thanks, Todd

thefishboy 11-22-2010 02:04 PM

100l plus for a 1ft fish no, he needs at least 75g....

tmdesign 11-22-2010 02:08 PM

I was referring to a tank that is over a hundred gallons I believe I have a 120 available is that not big enough?

thefishboy 11-22-2010 02:12 PM

It should be big enough google car fro these fish and see....

tmdesign 11-22-2010 02:22 PM

I had an Arowana in there at one point, now he got too big a 1 footer doesn't bother me I think this would be just big enough. I've learned what is reportedly the size is generally on the high side if I had to venture a guess this guy will grow to be 10 inches or so.

Byron 11-22-2010 06:36 PM

Semaprochilodus insignis (Flagtail Prochilodus) will attain 14 inches if properly maintained. Though omnivorous, it is primarily a herbivore; soft leaf plants will be eaten, and even tougher plants will likely be nibbled. They are also excellent jumpers, so a very secure cover. Although a characin and thus a shoaling fish, it is aggressive to its conspecifics and does best as a single specimen (with suitable tankmates from other fish families) unless you have a very large tank for a group of 6 or more. One will manage in a 5-foot tank which I assume your 100+g is.

Byron.

tmdesign 11-22-2010 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 518343)
Semaprochilodus insignis (Flagtail Prochilodus) will attain 14 inches if properly maintained. Though omnivorous, it is primarily a herbivore; soft leaf plants will be eaten, and even tougher plants will likely be nibbled. They are also excellent jumpers, so a very secure cover. Although a characin and thus a shoaling fish, it is aggressive to its conspecifics and does best as a single specimen (with suitable tankmates from other fish families) unless you have a very large tank for a group of 6 or more. One will manage in a 5-foot tank which I assume your 100+g is.

Byron.


Thanks Byron


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