- - I need an ID please
|snuzi ||12-12-2007 02:08 PM |
I need an ID please
I bought this for under $2 at WM a week ago. No one knew what it was. I figure it's a species of Spiny Eels, maybe a tire track or zig zag but it doesn't have as much of a pointy snout as they do. It's enlongated but doesn't have a sharp spiny looking thing on the tip. Maybe it broke off?? I haven't seen it eat anything yet but I bought tubiflex worms, blood worms, freeze dried baby shrimp and shrimp pellets for it. Maybe it eats at night. It's in a 10 gal tank for now with 2 red tetras, 2 lemon tetras & 1 pleco. Here's 2 photos. They are blurry because he wouldn't pose for the camera. http://fishforum.com/userpix/4231_DSCF0004_1.jpg http://fishforum.com/userpix/4231_121007203501_1.jpg
|SeaSerpant ||12-12-2007 07:24 PM |
Hi i'm not sure but i think it might be a kind of loach. I have a Kuhli Loach and it's kind of similar but i'm not sure.
|snuzi ||12-12-2007 07:33 PM |
I too thought that at first but I dont know. It doesn't have a dorsal fin but does have 2 side fins by the head. It's body is almost flat and the mouth has no wiskers. It does poke around the roots of my plants alot and hides under a small piece of drift wood. Thank you for your reply!
|SeaSerpant ||12-12-2007 07:43 PM |
I think i'm fresh out of ideas. but here what it could be. it could be a needle nosed fish. i'v heard of it and seen it but i don't think thats whats it's called. I'm happy to help. :dunno: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
|snuzi ||12-12-2007 07:47 PM |
I'm sorry but that's not it. We catch needle nose when we go fishing at the coast so I know what those look like.
|SeaSerpant ||12-12-2007 07:51 PM |
well it could almost be anything small and skinny and needlenosed. but i'm not that sure. Do you know where you bought it and what name it was under?
|snuzi ||12-12-2007 08:06 PM |
I actually bought it at Walmart!! I went there with the intentions of buying platys or tetras, something simple & colorful. Then I saw this little fellow. There was no tag or price for it so the girl working the dept at that time gave it to me for $1.94. There were rubber eels and dragon fish but I know this is something different from that. I knew if it left it there it would probably be dead by now since every single tank but this tank had lots of fish belly up!! :evil: I figured I could do a little bit better than they were. I just need to know what it eats since I have never seen it eating anything as of yet. I am trying tubiflex worms, freeze dried bloodworms & baby shirmp and sinking shrimp pellets. I am also putting flakes in there (since that's what they do at walmart) but so far nothing. Oh well...I just hope I can figure it out & save it before it starves to death.
|SeaSerpant ||12-12-2007 08:25 PM |
When did you get it. Almost all kind of fish can survive over a few days without food. Have you seen any improvements since you bought it? It may be stressed from change of tanks and water OR it just needs to get a bit better before it eats something.
|snuzi ||12-12-2007 08:29 PM |
it's been a little over a week since I bought it. It's active, mostly at night. Seems healthy with no signs of distress. Cross your fingers for me!!
|SeaSerpant ||12-12-2007 08:33 PM |
It could be nocturnal and a algea eater or it eats the food that had been left lieing around at night. My loach never comes out during the day so i never see it eat. It could have the same kind of behavior as a loach. If somebody other than me posts maybe youll get more results. I don't know. I'm glad to help.
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