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Fish I'd please

Any idea what this guy is? Sorry for the blur
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-29-2020, 03:29 PM
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One of the dwarf "blue eyes," I believe, Pseudomugil furcatus, perhaps?

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One of the dwarf "blue eyes," I believe, Pseudomugil furcatus, perhaps?
I've owned those and it's way bigger and the fins are different. It's deffo similar though.
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Telmatherina ladigesi maybe?
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Telmatherina ladigesi maybe?

I think it might have been a very healthy specimen. Thanks very much.
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I'm not sure that the first photo is the same species as the last two photos. They're just not clear enough to determine. Were these photos at a public aquarium? The bold black spotting pattern in the second dorsal and in the anal fin are not patterns which I can match up with anything. They do resemble Marosatherina (previously Telmatherina) ladigesi.

There are several fairly new Telmatherinids which have been introduced to the hobby fairly recently. At least two of them have been imported to the US. Surely there are geographic variances or new species which resemble others which we recognize. Here is a link to a site which shows some of the newer Telmatherina and others: AWinternet.de - ńhrenfische
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I'm not sure that the first photo is the same species as the last two photos.
I was wondering the same, the bold spots on the fins are nowhere to be seen in the other photos. That first fish is magnificent!

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I don't think those are actual spots, just negative space between fins and tail... With a black background
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I try to please all my fish...............

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If it is indeed the same fish I think you're right! That's quite the optical illusion, and the fish being right by hardscape certainly tricked my eye into seeing large black spots. Ha! Looks completely different to me now.
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I have all FIP's as well

@Blue Ridge Reef it's funny how two brains can see the same image so differently. I didn't see the two spots until it was mentioned. Now looking at it, it's a good illusion for sure
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Make that 3 brains-- I saw the black spots as well on that fish and gave up trying to identify it.
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Iíd say a good healthy Celebes Rainbow male. When their in breeding color their a spectacular fish and get a little bit bigger than most blue eyes. When 2 males flare up in display they will poke the spiked black rays up in fins almost straight up/down, itís awesome.
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I don't think those are actual spots, just negative space between fins and tail... With a black background
Good eye for seeing the flaw in the perfect storm in that photo. I now agree it is an adult Celebes rainbow - especially comparing it's size to the Siamese algae eaters in the other pic.
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That looks like a fork tailed Rainbow fish (Pseudomugil furcatus)
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