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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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This fish came in with a plant package as an egg (I think) 9 months ago. He doesn't look like any of the shipper's fish... any ideas?

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I have no idea what he is, but he's adorable! What a cool "gift"!
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Its some type of rainbow fish

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Maybe a pseudomugil? They are known to have blue eyes but not sure the species (Looks like it has blue eyes). Not furcata or aru II I don't think because of the fins.
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I still have no idea where this fish came from or what species it is. Here are a couple pics from tonight. It should be about 2 years old now. Some sort of minnow? Any ideas?


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Appears to be a Rasbora paucisqualis - Neon yellow rasbora
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http://msjinkzd.com/species/fish/ras...ellow-rasbora/
The fins look different on the Rasbora. That definitely looks very close though. http://www.seriouslyfish.com/wp-cont...ualis-Nonn.jpg
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The fins look different on the Rasbora. That definitely looks very close though. http://www.seriouslyfish.com/wp-cont...ualis-Nonn.jpg
when the dorsal fin i down/relaxed/not flared it looks like your photo
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when the dorsal fin i down/relaxed/not flared it looks like your photo
Yeah looks close. Any other ideas?
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Yeah looks close. Any other ideas?
I'm sorry that's the only one that came to mind simply because the site I linked I'd been looking at for possible future buys (in spring) and your first photo reminded me of the linked fish. Do you have an estimate on how long the fish is? If its small (around 1 inch) try looking up nano fish, freshwater nano fish yellow, or something along those lines. I don't know how filled in the Fish Profiles are on this site but that's another place to look.

The only other fish I can think of that looks simular too it (in body marking) is a Madagascar rainbow fish, but it finage is wrong, its missing the black in the fins.
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Just the fact that you got an egg as a hitchhiker, and that it actually lived to hatch into a fish is pretty cool by itself. Never had that happen
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top pic makes me think blue fin killie
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Yeah I thought killie fish at first glance too
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the red starting on the base of the tail was kinda a give away for me. here is one of my full colored males.



full colored male in middle and one that never fully developed color above him. you can kinda see a hint of red on the base of the tail. female is the bottom fish
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I'm sorry that's the only one that came to mind simply because the site I linked I'd been looking at for possible future buys (in spring) and your first photo reminded me of the linked fish. Do you have an estimate on how long the fish is? If its small (around 1 inch) try looking up nano fish, freshwater nano fish yellow, or something along those lines. I don't know how filled in the Fish Profiles are on this site but that's another place to look.

The only other fish I can think of that looks simular too it (in body marking) is a Madagascar rainbow fish, but it finage is wrong, its missing the black in the fins.
No need to apologize. I really appreciate your help. Thank you!

It is about 1.5 inches. I agree with you about the fins not quite matching the Madagascar rainbow.

I've been looking at native fish too just in case it somehow made it in through our old water system. Is that even possible?
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Just the fact that you got an egg as a hitchhiker, and that it actually lived to hatch into a fish is pretty cool by itself. Never had that happen
I agree. I really want to know where it came from and species though!

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top pic makes me think blue fin killie
Wow this is the closest match I have found yet.

source: http://gallery.nanfa.org/v/members/N...8_+NT.jpg.html

BUT, the Bluefin Killi looks like it has a rounded tail fin and mine has fins that comes to a point. The eyes on my mystery fish seem to be a bit larger than most of the Killifish I've looked up. I need to check to see if all the pictures I've seen are a certain sex.

If it was a Bluefin Killifish, I would think it came from local water systems. Is it even possible for something to survive in our treated tap water system?

Thank you to everyone for the help.
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