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Can someone please identify this fish?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by JohnnyWales, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. JohnnyWales

    JohnnyWales New Member

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    I have three of these as Bottom feeding scavengers, but my store seems to have mislabeled every fish I've bought.

    It's golden, with speckles and barbs.

    Thanks!


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  2. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    looks like Otocinclus species, but can't tell you the exact name
     
  3. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it's a darter tetra of some kind, wrong mouth to be otocinclus. Hard to tell indeed.
     
  4. Natural designs

    Natural designs New Member

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    It doesn't have the otocinclus mouth part and it doesn't have the adipose fin that defines the tetra family (unless its tucked into the body) ... My guess is in for some sort of variation of the sidthimunki botia loach. Also barbels give away that it is not a tetra... I have no idea though for certain
     
  5. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    could it be a type of killi fish?
     
  6. Natural designs

    Natural designs New Member

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    Hey I think I have finally properly identified your fish... its been months, but I finally stumbled across a similar species in a local petshop... which headed me in the right direction...
    Anyway turns out your fish is a lake inle loach (Yunnanilis brevis)
     
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  7. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Excellent post, I think you might just be bang on the money. Now if you could identify the fish in GEAMS that looked like "colourful trout" that'd be lovely. :p
     
  8. JohnnyWales

    JohnnyWales New Member

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    ADC in London sold it as a Ruby Barb Rasbora, 3 for £15.
     
  9. Natural designs

    Natural designs New Member

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    No offense to your local pet store, but I think they need to do some research, they are severely misinformed. I understand a mislabeling of a fish as uncommon as the one you presented. But a ruby barb rasbora does not exist. Also ruby barbs and rasboras are mid to top swimmers, not bottom dwellers.
     
  10. JohnnyWales

    JohnnyWales New Member

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    Destroying my shrimplet population they are :(

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