Help ID this fish :)

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

  1. K

    Kitsune Valued Member Member

    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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    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009
  2. e

    erk419 New Member Member

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

    Kitsune Valued Member Member

    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. iloveengl

    iloveengl Well Known Member Member

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

    Bad Wolf Well Known Member Member

    some sort of tetra, no idea what though.
  6. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    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_

    jgon_ Well Known Member Member

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

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    I'll echo celebes rainbowfish.
  9. OP

    Kitsune Valued Member Member

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

    Jake the Fish Valued Member Member

    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. Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    Looks nothing like a Rasbora axelrodi
  12. OP

    Kitsune Valued Member Member

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

    Neji Valued Member Member

    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. OP

    Kitsune Valued Member Member

    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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