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Old 01-03-2004, 07:51 PM   #1
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I need some help identifying two plant species in my photo, and also a fish that hitched a ride in seemingly dry plant bag!

The plants are the two small green examples at the front, and the three red plants behind and to the right.

The fish is in the second photo, I think it's a glowlight tetra, but it's so small I'm not sure. The fish is approximately 5-6mm long. I've started feeding it Liquifry no. 2.
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This is a double-post of a topic in the General forum, but I'll wager that the fish is probably a killifish species, whose eggs or fry are known to hitch rides out of nurseries in Florida.
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Thanks 2la, sorry about the double post. I've been feeding it Liquifry no 2 for livebearers, which it seems to be enjoying. Will this be OK? Is there anything I need to be aware of with this fish?
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Live baby brine shrimp is best, but if the fish has made it this far, it's probably going to do fine. Keep up with your water changes because Liquifry can be quite polluting. Until it's verified what species it is (I've also seen rainbowfish hitch rides out of Florida), I can't offer much in the way of specific advice for rearing it.
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Thanks for the advice 2la. I'm using two drops 3 times a day, less than recommended, given that I'm dealing with one fish. Do you think I should let this fish develop before adding others?

I think species identification (and hence feeding) might be difficult since the fish is so tiny (4-5mm at most), so the Liquifry may have to suffice for the next week or so.

BTW, thanks for not adopting the patronising attitude of others. I know I a tropical Noob, I don't need reminding

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Patronizing? I've not been following the other thread, but I'm sorry if that's what you're experiencing. In any case, one of the great general rules in fishkeeping is: If fish A can fit in fish B's mouth, fish A will. In other words, don't introduce any fish that can potentially swallow the fry if you want to raise it to adulthood. Wait till it gets larger.
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