Can you ID this little guy? Help

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by ToneyTime, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. ToneyTimeNew MemberMember

    Hi guys, this might be asking too much with the pics provided, but at my LFS in the tank with Tetras there was 1 strange little guy sticking out who I couldn't ID. I asked one of the employees (who didn't seem to know much about fish) and said it was just a feeder in there (some brutal 1.5" Tetra I guess). Anyways I got some Tetra and asked if he would snag the feeder, I was kinda attached to the fellow. Now I can't figure out what kind he is, its definitely not the guppy/goldfish feeder type. Attached are some poor pics (wish I had a real camera). He's the silver guy in the pics, has flakes of shiny blue sparkles on him and 3 black spots/vertical short stripes on his side leading to a tail marking like that of a Micky Mouse platy. Not the Tetras themselves, the skirt is what I purchased to get him and the neons were there already.

    Any ideas cause I'm at a loss. Thanks soo much guys, this forum is the greatest!

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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2010
  2. funkman262Well Known MemberMember

    white-skirt tetra I believe

    EDIT: or maybe you meant the other guy...considering the markings, he probably is a mickey-mouse platy as you said. I can't think of any other fish with those markings.

    Last edited: Apr 4, 2010
  3. angelfish220Well Known MemberMember

    in those pics I see neon tetras (red an blue) a little platy of some type, and a white skirt tetra.

    I think it was the white skirt that you wanted IDed?

    They are also schooling fish just like the neons.

  4. ToneyTimeNew MemberMember

    maybe it is just a Micky Mouse Platy, I have never seen one in silver before though. Its not the tetras in the pics, the other guy

  5. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello TonyTime and Welcome to Fish Lore.

    :animal0068:I've moved your thread to the Fish ID Help section of the forum.
    I hope you enjoy the site!
  6. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    It definitely looks like a type of platy to me.

    On, I've seen platies (coloring like yours, but differently shaped) sold as feeders, so maybe that's how he ended up in the tank.

    I hope this helps.
  7. redlessiWell Known MemberMember

    Its probably a blue platy..........
  8. ppate1977Well Known MemberMember

    Looks like a salt and pepper platy with less markings. Prob why they said he was a feeder. My salt and pepper platy has blue shine on his scales in the proper light and angle.
  9. A_StradNew MemberMember

    has anyone ever seen a silver dollar? they're very common, schooling, and basically just like a skirt tetra.
  10. e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    It's a platy of some sort from the looks of it.
  11. Red TigerNew MemberMember

    Fruit Tetra/white skirt tetra~They are the ones that are usually dyed. Wal-Mart has them. See if it looks like they're fruit tetras.
  12. ToneyTimeNew MemberMember

    Thanks guys, Salt/Pepper Platy solves the great mystery, apparently he is a feeder after all but he is gonna live a full (hopefully) and happy life instead now.
  13. TigerfishyWell Known MemberMember

    That was a good rescue lol!

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