Thread: Help ID this fish
04-07-2013, 02:02 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Help ID this fish
Bought some new fish, 4 actually but one got killed by the Gourami.
Does anyone know what kind of fish is this? I think its a dwarf Cichlid but not sure.
04-07-2013, 02:59 AM #2
what was the fish labeled as at the store?
sorry, but buying fish and throwing them into a tank w/o research is like just as bad as having a dog-husky and a rabbit...thinking they'll both get along in a 200ft apartment.
hence why your gourami killed a fish already
04-07-2013, 05:34 AM #3
That's a young male Yellowfin Borleyi Cichlid. Latin name might be Copadichromis borleyi (but that whole genus is a bit messy in the classifications at the moment)
Adult length 6-8 inches. Pretty much the worst kind of tank mate for a gourami you can imagine. Most people over here keep gouramis in soft and acidic water, these guys really do best in typical Malawi water which is quite hard
04-07-2013, 12:01 PM #4
Moral of the story - don't buy ANY fish if you don't know what it is or how to care for it."Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~
04-07-2013, 12:18 PM #5