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09-01-2013, 04:13 PM #1
Need fish ID please, bad photo :(
I just setup my second mineralized soil aquarium after learning lessons from the first time and recently I was at the petstore and as I ALWAYS do, I thoroughly inspect the ghost shrimp/feeder tank to see if any hitchhikers of interest came along with them. Well, today I found this fellow. I only paid 49 cents and he does look like perhaps he will become something of a predator but for the life of me I cannot pin down his identification. The photos are bad for two reasons. The water is still a bit cloudy from the terra cotta that slightly leached into the tank but overall held down well. And secondly, I am a terrible photographer :)
In the event he is bad news, I have a 300 gallon pond for criminals he can always go out to. Just need some idea what I am looking at here. His mouth just says I eat fish!
Any help appreciated!!!!!
09-01-2013, 04:32 PM #2
Can you post a few more photos? Draw the curtains in the room to remove glass reflections and hold your breath when you take the photo.
Looks like a minnow to me but that mouth looks unusual. How big is it? (and why would you buy a fish you didn't know?)
09-01-2013, 04:57 PM #3
Ok, I will snap more photos. The reason I bought a fish I dont know is because I have the capability to house virtually any fish that comes my way with my copious aquariums and outdoor ponds. I assure you, wherever he ends up is the absolute best case scenario for him save for actually have been left in the wild. Photos incoming... Water still cloudy but will try better.
09-01-2013, 05:04 PM #4
1"At some point you aren't making the animal more dead...You are just making a bigger mess." - Demjor19
09-01-2013, 05:05 PM #5
09-01-2013, 05:28 PM #6
Thats honestly my best effort with the water still settling. Purigen dont fail me now!
Anyways, he does have a slight minnow appearance but something tells me that mouth makes him something else. Either way, he wasnt gonna live much longer with the amount of dead ghost shrimp in the tank he came from.
edit: Oh, and ofcourse they are rotated the wrong way !!!! BLAH
09-01-2013, 05:29 PM #7
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09-01-2013, 05:30 PM #8
I dont see the right shape in the mouth to be a halfbeak, but boy would I be happy if he was!
09-01-2013, 05:49 PM #9
09-01-2013, 05:54 PM #10
If I were to guess, there were so many dead shrimp in the tank I found him in he was probably smashing into the glass trying to find better conditions. That or it could be the beginning of something fungal. I have my eyes on him already anyway watching his demeanor. If it gets worse or he acts worse, I will send him to the big house out back