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Old 06-23-2013, 05:26 AM   #1
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What species is this? Conflicting results.


I was trying to figure out the scientific name of this species and I attributed the different images to different sexes but I'm almost positive multiple species came up. Anywho...here's the image of the fish:



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Old 06-23-2013, 05:55 AM   #2
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google reverse image search says Pseudomugil gertrudae with the exact same picture you posted.
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believe gertude aru II rainbow fish. this species, and many rainbow fish, vary in appearance quite a bit depending on the locale.

so you will have many fish of the same species with very different looks
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google reverse image search says Pseudomugil gertrudae with the exact same picture you posted.
Lol well that's probably the cite I got the picture from. I just saw drastically different appearing fish of the supposed same name.


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That would be Pseudomugil gertrudae


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believe gertude aru II rainbow fish. this species, and many rainbow fish, vary in appearance quite a bit depending on the locale.

so you will have many fish of the same species with very different looks
That's what I was looking for. A more specific name. Thank you kindly. Can you tell me anything about them. Price? Are they abundant among this forum?


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Lol well that's probably the cite I got the picture from. I just saw drastically different appearing fish of the supposed same name.


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there were like 15-20 results with that picture all that I checked were the same so it should be accurate. But the internet has been known to lie to us on occasion.
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@Adamc13

I didn't mean to discredit you by the way. Thanks for your help. I didn't think to reverse image search


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I just found out about the reverse image search like a month or two ago. I use it every chance I get now!
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They are quite rare, and delightful fish. I have had them years ago. They are generally kept in low PH. I used RO water when I kept them.
http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/Gertrud.htm
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That's what I was looking for. A more specific name. Thank you kindly. Can you tell me anything about them. Price? Are they abundant among this forum?


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never kept them. check out one of the rainbowfish forums for info. if you have the time and effort get some eggs otherwise aquabid.

very small fish
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