Good to put a name on the face, it does definatly appear to be a malaysian leaf fish. Kudos to Brook for posting that pic
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Sure looks like it to me. Cool fish!
Well, I looked around a bit, only info I was able to find other than a pretty decent sounding recipe, which I'm pretty sure is not what your looking for (yet) was this:
, Kepar, Kepor, Patung, Patong, Maroon perch, Banded leaf fish
honestly this could be info about a totally different fish, but the pic looked right, and one of the names was the same. unfortunately my comp crashed right after I copied and pasted it, so I lost the link from where this came from, but thats all the info it had anyway.
Also, the fish doesn't look to "leafy" to me when compared to fish I have seen referred to as leaf fish. But i guess hey, whatever I didnt name it!
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I do appreciate you trying!It is a dificult fish to find any info on.
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gotta say it is similar, but I am not convinced...
besides the eye difference, the mouth on the leaf fish looks placed higher up than on your fish.
Honestly it looks like some cichlids I saw in the tank where I got my Mbuna...he just said they were his ugly SA cichlids...about 3-4"
From what I can find it is definitely from the Family: Nandidae and the Genus: Pristolepis. Within this genus there are 3 species: marginata (Malabar Leaf Fish), grootii (Indonesian Leaf Fish), and fasciata (Malaysian Leaf Fish.) There is one pic on the web that is used for all three that seems to be the most common.
Pristolepis fasciata (Bleeker, 1851)and here.
Pristolepis marginata and here.
All three are very similar from what I can tell and the first link under marginata has a great artical about it. From what I read the stripes show more prominently when they are about to spawn. I will let you decide which one you think you have. Looking at your pics, I think it is possible that these fish are both leaf fish but different species. Either way you appear to have some rare fish, Enjoy them!!!
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i have 2 i have not found much info myself but do a web check four the name pristolepis grootii the pictures i found looked just like the fish i have dozy big eyes a very lite green nearly skin coloured tipe withvery faint verticle lines on body the other common names i found were indonesian leaf fish,groots leaf fish,malayan tiger nandid hope this has been helpfull if i find a good link i will post it
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