Help Identify My Fish!

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Kirby86, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Kirby86New MemberMember

    Happy Friday everyone!
    My LFS finally got the dwarf rasboras I’ve been waiting on! I got 9 rasboras and one unidentified freebie who was mixed in with them at the store.
    My guess is an algae eater based on coloration but I’m not sure.. thoughts?
  2. Nikki2577Well Known MemberMember

    Looks like an SAE

  3. MD_PlantsWell Known MemberMember

    definelty a sae

  4. Kirby86New MemberMember

    Great! Thanks for the replies!
    Follow up question:
    Can they be aggressive? I notice my rasboras are hanging out near my filter intake in a more densely planted area, and I’m worried they are afraid. The SAE seems to have taken over the more open mid area

  5. Nikki2577Well Known MemberMember

    Mine were not aggressive but they are really fast and scare my corys.
  6. Kirby86New MemberMember

    OK from what I am reading in their fish profiles, SAE tend to get hyperactive when placed in a new environment and Dwarf Rasboras spook easily(winning combo lol). Hopefully he will settle down by tomorrow morning so his tankmates won't feel so shy
  7. Nikki2577Well Known MemberMember

    My SAEs got startled easy not sure if that was normal. They are cool fish. What size tank are they in?
  8. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Are you guys 100% sure it is a SAE ?
  9. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Agreed. Im not getting SAE vibes, rather rasbora vibes. Could you - the OP - get some more pics of the mystery fish?
  10. kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    Looks like an SAE but could be a flying fox too they are sometimes mislabeled. If it’s a true SAE he will take care of any BBA till they get bigger then they get lazy n just look for food during feeding time. Yes they are timid . I got my 2 true SAE when they were about 1” long and now they are about 3-4 1/2” long n still timid but very peaceful aside from chasing each other a little here n there

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  11. CoptapiaWell Known MemberMember

    Rasbora einthoveni I believe.

    How anyone can think that even resembles an SAE (not to mention a Flying Fox) is beyond me...
  12. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Think you got it. My first thought was a female N.beckfordi, but then noticed several differences to that one.
  13. Kirby86New MemberMember

    Just googled Brilliant Rasboras and I believe you are correct
  14. Kirby86New MemberMember

    It's only a 5.5
    I've heard the micro rasboras can do well in small tanks, but I plan on upgrading to something much larger in the next couple of months
  15. Kirby86New MemberMember

    Day 2 in the tank and 1 rasbora is confirmed dead, another two missing presumed also dead.
    The remaining fish seem ok, but are remaining hidden in the corners of the tank mostly.
    Water parameters are good so I'm certain it is not a problem with ammonia/nitrite/nitrate.
    Acclimated for almost two hours before introducing them, but I suppose it could just be stress induced
    I should add the tank is very heavily planted so they have lots of hiding spaces
  16. Kirby86New MemberMember

  17. kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    Yea cuz it looks nothing like it with the line all the way down it’s slender silver body. Not to mention SAE and flying fox are nearly identical in appearance
  18. Nikki2577Well Known MemberMember

    Oh!! Lol I thought it was in a bigger tank and a bigger fish! So sorry for giving you wrong information.
  19. CoptapiaWell Known MemberMember

    They’re not even similar. One has clear fins, the other has black fins. (Also they have different head and body shapes that are easy to tell apart if you know both fish well).
  20. kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    You know better than me.

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