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Old 12-19-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Fish Identification Please-Solved Boraras Urophthalmoides


I got this guy with a batch of maculatas some time ago, and haven't been able to ID him. Maybe somebody here knows what he is.



Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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Very close to a Brilliant Rasbora, but the tail coloration has got me perplexed a bit.
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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Pretty sure its Boraras urophthalmoides.
http://images.google.com/images?um=1...=Search+Images

Some of the images are wrong but most look like it.
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The pic from fishbase looks dead on. Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:41 PM   #5
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No problem. They look like really cool fish. I think I might try to find some around me.
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He exhibits very different behavior then the maculatas. It could just be because he is flying solo though. He stays mostly towards the bottom of the tank and darts in and out of the densely planted areas, where the maculatas stay higher up and swim more fluidly. I wouldn't mind having a small school of them.
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