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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Rainbow fish id

Hi. Found some fish in a tank but none of the tags had anything to do with rainbow fish. They are still young so I'm not sure what kind they are. Guessing either celebes or pseudomugil. It was 50% off night so got 6 for $20. Sorry about the crapppy iphone pics.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 05:24 AM
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I believe they're forktails...Pseudomugil furcatus...those bright blue eyes...

I don't think they're celebes, the fins aren't shaped right...
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Nope, I'm wrong...I think they're actually Pseudomugil gertrudae, spotted blue eyes...

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I don't think they are celebes, even young ones - I have those and adults look like this;



However your fish look like they have the beginnings of spots on the fins and blue eyes...

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 11:42 AM
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ya at first i thought they were furtcas to, but it looks more like Pseudomugil gertrudae.

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ya at first i thought they were furtcas to, but it loosk more like Pseudomugil gertrudae.
I agree with h4n on these guys.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Think pseudomugil gertrudae is right. The dorsal fin on a few of the is pointed and the fins behind is spotted. I'll try to take some better pics tonight.
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most likely gertrudae, but the colouration is rather off. the blue-eye group is rather large though.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Had to use the flash to get the pics from being too blurry.

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Almost looks like they are all females...


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There is 2 or 3 that have pointy dorsal fins so I'm assuming they are male. Will take a pic in a few weeks if the colour up by then. Randomly searching google; "Pseudomugil sp Red Neon" looks the most like them at the moment.
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from the first pic it really looks like the Pseudomugil sp red neon
i have a few in my tank
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Best pic of a male so far....
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