10-17-2013, 06:55 AM #1
I was at a LFS the other day and came across this fish. There were a few of these in a tank along with a few arowanas, and the lady at the store identified them as "dragonfish." That's not what comes out when you search for dragonfish on google or wikipedia though. Anyone know what the scientific name of this species is?
10-17-2013, 02:19 PM #2
That is a bichir, not exactly sure what species though.
They are on occasion called dragonfish due to their primitive look, but the name is more commonly reserved for arowana or violet gobies.
10-17-2013, 02:52 PM #3
10-17-2013, 03:50 PM #4
10-17-2013, 09:45 PM #5
That's most likely a delhezi as Talldutchie suggested, but could also be an endlicheri
Also, I have never heard bichirs being called dragonfish before. That's a pretty crappy petshop if they can mix up a bichir with a dragon goby
Last edited by Aeonflame; 10-17-2013 at 09:47 PM.
11-04-2013, 02:35 PM #6
I've heard these called 'dinosaur fish', but never dragon fish. a good pet store should always be able to give you a scientific name.your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!
11-05-2013, 04:24 AM #7
They were just on tanked Halloween special.
Called dragon goby tooCheck out my 55 Gallon, planted, Philly themed community tank! Rummynose and Cardinals, dwarf cichlids, plecos, shrimps
11-05-2013, 05:20 AM #8
11-05-2013, 09:27 PM #9
Yup. Even worse they put them with glo fishCheck out my 55 Gallon, planted, Philly themed community tank! Rummynose and Cardinals, dwarf cichlids, plecos, shrimps
11-06-2013, 02:11 AM #10
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Bichirs and dragon gobies are completely different fish, are you sure thats the fish they added?KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
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