Can anybody ID this fish for me please? - Page 2

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No red eyes, sorry
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Ok, maybe this book has it wrong because it sure looks the same with the black mark and all. I'm going to visit my friend at one of my lfs's tomorrow I'll see what they have.

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are you sure they're not the radioactive mutant guppies that live in our sewers? I hearby name the mystery fish a new type of Tetra: "The Butterfly Tetra".
Maybe you'l have to copywrite that
 

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Looks similiar to a Hemigrammus micropterus. ()

Definitely seems like a Hemigrammus sp., but FishBase is going VERY slowly so it's making it difficult to check.
 
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no unfortunately... that one has the spot all the way through the caudle fin. Mine just has the dot where the caudel peduncle and caudel fin begins.
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Butterfly said:
no unfortunately... that one has the spot all the way through the caudle fin. Mine just has the dot where the caudel peduncle and caudel fin begins.
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you know what? I think that little fish is just being uncooperative! :
 
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I think so too but one of these days.....
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I think so too but one of these days.....
Carol
lol.. maybe the little guy just likes being the first Butterfly Tetra. How many fish folks has he defied in his mystery-ness... what a stinker he is.. maybe he's a betta in disguise?
 

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The spot looks much more alike now. Is that nearly it? I've about a dozen or so species left to look at (fishbase is going REALLY slow) but that's a pretty good match.

EDIT: It's also a lot like the H. vorderwinkleri
 
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Closer but the spot just isn't quite it. It's probably a Hemigrammus species of some kind.
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I would think that it is the gold tetra that FLbettacouple said, here is a less colorful picture of one:
 

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Hmmm.......kinda looks like a Genther........not sure though.......

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I think that it could be a gold tetra. I read that their gold coloration is due to a skin parasite, so if they are bred in captivity they never get the gold coloration.
 
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They were closest to the silver tip tetras since this thread was started in 2005 they have gone to that great fishie home in the sky
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