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Thread: Fish ID?

  1. #1

    Default Fish ID?

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    Being adventurous and with a mostly empty tank, when the lady at the LFS said "I'm not sure exactly what these are, but they snuck in with a fish shipment", I said ok. I'm cycling a tank anyway, so why not. Lesson for today: Taking pictures of moving fish is a pain in the

    Exhibit 1 - pearly white fish with iridescent spots on it's sides. About 1.5 inches long, and a fast swimmer.
    2014-07-09 16.29.49.jpg

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    Exhibit 2 - There were three of these, and they all immediately disappeared. This one held still long enough for me to get a craptastic picture. They stick to the floor, and almost look like they're skittering on their fins. It's kinda freaky looking.

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    To thank you for your time, here's a bunch of happy eels.

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    First looks like some sort of killi fish (or topminnow). Second looks like a goby maybe? Not fish I know anything about so that's just a guess
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

  3. #3


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    Top I'm sure is a killi and the bottom ones are a type of stiphodon goby if I'm not mistaken.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    The top is either a stressed mosquitofish or a killifish topminnow thing, secong id a swamp darter I think both native to florida I have mosquitofish and plan to make my tank a native tank when I upgrade

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    Does the first one look like this? goldentop.jpg

  6. #6


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    It does! I know, crap pictures. She did say that she thought they were Floridian. Interesting that the only fish she truly didn't know how to identify is probably the kind I wanted to look into anyway :)

  7. #7


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    Ok first is a golden topminnow or at least that's what the pic was labeld as, second is a swamp darter I think

  8. #8


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    After looking at pictures of gobies, I'm pretty sure you're right about those too. Hopefully they'll get a bit bigger or start coming out a bit more so I can get a good look at them, hehe.

  9. #9


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    Yeah I would get some florida plants for that tank, the other fish in the pic of the last fish is a black lined killifish

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    Good to know, thanks :)

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