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Hey guys,

i got three fish from my local LFS and they were labeled as "flying fox", i came home after buying them, i googled it and unfortunately, they look nothing like the pictures i am attaching the pictures of my fish....theyr abt 1" long with transparents fins that are dotted with black specks.....can some1 tell me what these fish are called? sorry abt the pic quality, used my phone camera

thankx in advance! =)


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Could it be a Siamese Algae Eater or a False Siamese Algae Eater.

False Siamese Algae Eater
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Siamese Algae Eater

Im leaning towards it being a Siamese Algae Eater, who get sold as flyig foxes all the time, mainly because the stripe seems to go down into the tail.
Looks like a Sparkling Gourami:

That had slipped my mind when searching. Thats a good possibility :)
really? well it kinda looks like a miniature version of a gourami with the two small thin feelers extended from ventral fin....=)

what is their diet? i tried giving it smashed fish pellets but it doesnt seem interested! :(
When I kewpt Sparkling Gouramis they seemed to like New Life Spectrum Small Fish pellets. Mine were extremely passive feeders so I had to make an effort to see that they actually got food to eat.
Really doesn't look like a SAE, flying fox, or CAE. Something else?
It's really cute whatever it is.
Trichopsis pumila
Sparkling Gourami, Pygmy Gourami
Definitely a Sparkling/Pygmy Gourami.

Pic from Google:
wish i had the good luck to accidentally buy some sparkling gouramis. i never see them in the chain stores or in my LFS.
hehe...i am surprised too that i bought myself sparkling gourmis! =):bounce:
if you dont find them in your LFS, you could def order them from DrFosterSmith
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