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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Pond fish ID, possible livebearer

The pond by my school has a bunch of fish in it. They look to be livebearers, but I can't tell. Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 08:46 PM
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Mosquito fish, Gambusia affinis probably. They're put there by your local government to eat those pesky mosquito larvae.

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Defiantly a mosquito fish.


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Looks about right, thanks!
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Otherwise called... Guppies!

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Otherwise called... Guppies!
Nope, different fish entirely. Guppies are Poecilia Reticulata. They"re both live bearers, though, and the females certainly look similar.

Around here, it would be almost certainly be Gambusia affinus. (I live in Santa Barbara, just a bit south of the OP.)
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