Help ID this fish :)

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Kitsune, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. KitsuneValued MemberMember

    My friend had this lovely lady in his 65g tank. He actually had a bunch of them but he doesn't have a lid and the rest all jumped to their fishy deaths.

    In addition, the mickey mouse platies kept chasing her and chasing her. So, he sent her home with me and she is currently in my 20 gallon with my loaches and cherry barbs (barbs are waaaay calmer with 6 instead of the 3 I had lol).

    I am trying to find out what she is so I have an idea of what she needs in terms of food, space, care, does she need others of her kind? Keeping in mind they are all being upgraded to a 45 gallon hopefully if the sale that I have lined up goes through.

    Any help pointing me towards possible candidates would be great as I have noooo clue and he couldn't remember what she is either lol :;dete

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  2. erk419New MemberMember

    Do you have a picture of the fish that may help :)

  3. KitsuneValued MemberMember

    Actually while you posted that I was just in the process of editing the photo so I could add it. I didn't realize it was too big and didn't initially attach lol :;laughing

  4. iloveenglWell Known MemberMember

    :) It's pretty, but I don't know what it is.
  5. Bad WolfWell Known MemberMember

    some sort of tetra, no idea what though.
  6. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    My best guess would be a congo tetra. I'm not totally sure, so hopefully other members will be along soon that can give you a positive ID.
  7. jgon_Well Known MemberMember

    Looks to be a celebes rainbowfish to me
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009
  8. SlugWell Known MemberMember

    I'll echo celebes rainbowfish.
  9. KitsuneValued MemberMember

    Looking up pictures and behaviors online I am going to say we have a positive ID. Thank you muchly :D
  10. Jake the FishValued MemberMember

    I think it is a Rasbora axelrodi. They're similar looking to a green neon tetra and are about the same size. Here's a link to the website:  
  11. SlugWell Known MemberMember

    Looks nothing like a Rasbora axelrodi
  12. KitsuneValued MemberMember

    I am still going to go with the celebes rainbowfish. Coloring and size both match.
  13. NejiValued MemberMember

    I've seen it before, I think it is a member of the rainbow fish family or it could be one of the tetra species. Either way... you probably should keep it with other tetras which would be the best, and they like flake foods and possibly freeze dried or frozen foods :)

    Good luck!

  14. KitsuneValued MemberMember

    She pretty much eats what the barbs eat. I do plan to increase the number of celebes rainbow fish once I get a bigger tank since I think she would definitely like some friends.

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