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Old 08-24-2012, 07:15 AM   #31
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If you are talking about rare to own, I haven't seen many arapaima owners haha I agree, it's really a matter of context.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:21 AM   #32
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These are some super rare peacock cichlids we imported to Ak from Thailand last week. Just about the closest colors to salt water I have seen in freshwater! Yeah our tanks are scratched, I know.




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Old 08-24-2012, 12:45 PM   #33
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Glyptothorax. These hill stream catfishes are really Oddball and rare. Part of my hill stream setup.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:15 AM   #34
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Default I bought two fish that the LFS gave some vague names for

I havent ever seen them before. Any ideas as to what they could be?

Sorry the pictures are blurred. They move fast!

I mean the fish in the forefront of the images.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:18 AM   #35
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Golden wonder killifish and possibly a dwarf neon rainbow fish.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:49 AM   #36
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Toxotes blythii, and Betta Gladiator.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:55 AM   #37
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These are some super rare peacock cichlids we imported to Ak from Thailand last week. Just about the closest colors to salt water I have seen in freshwater! Yeah our tanks are scratched, I know.





Hey that's a pretty cool looking fish.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:23 AM   #38
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I havent ever seen them before. Any ideas as to what they could be?

Sorry the pictures are blurred. They move fast!

I mean the fish in the forefront of the images.
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Golden wonder killifish and possibly a dwarf neon rainbow fish.
The first is certainly a killifish. the second is most likely a hybrid rainbow somewhere in the range of splendida. Hybrids of this specific specie are very common.

http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/splendida.htm
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #39
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chaca chaca catfish. They're usually very inexpensive too. If you ever see one.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #40
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:21 AM   #41
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My favorite fish is the Chocolate Gourami. It's not as rare as many of the others mentioned here, but keeping one alive and healthy is. Mine is nearly 3 years old and reaching the end of it's natural life. I had wanted one for over 45 years and finally got this one. Others I've had died rather quickly. I will mourn when it dies.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:32 AM   #42
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Its getting hard to find Zebra Plecos. If I understand, they are banned from being exported and also considered endangered. I long for the days when I saw them regularly at my LFS at affordable prices. Now it's hard to find them under $200 for an L46 Zebra Pleco. Very uncommon to see them in the "average" fish tank.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:56 AM   #43
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Sewellia Lineolata for the win!
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:17 AM   #44
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:28 AM   #45
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here in america it seems to be our own native fish...

i can just about count the number of people keeping warpaint shiners, or tangerine darters.

as for myself, i keep florida natives. i have encountered the Pteronotropis welaka, but its illegal to collect them in florida. im still looking for a source to buy them from. i want to breed them and spread them around. from what i understand of them, they really shouldnt be too hard to breed.

anyway, here is a short video of my bluefin killifish:

http://s1242.beta.photobucket.com/us..._0747.mp4.html
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