Help identify this fish

  1. joaoismail

    joaoismail Initiate Member

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    Hello! Please help me identify this fish. It is my absolute favourite. He goes from yellow to blue depending on the light. Notice the round fin on top of him. Thanks!


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  2. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Where did you buy this fish? And what did they say it was?
     

  3. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Well, it is a female Rainbowfish, but I'm not sure which species it might be. Kind of looks like a female M. praecox.
     
  4. Katiec90

    Katiec90 Member Member

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    Yeah definitely a RainbowFish but Thats as specific and i could tell ya. I do love RainbowFish!
     
  5. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Yes I agree. It's some kind of rainbow fish, but I can't find what kind it is. I am still looking
    Edit: the best I can guess at is a dwarf neon rainbow. Or dwarf rainbow.
     
  6. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

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    It looks like an Australian rainbow to me. Melanotaenia fluviatillis.
     
  7. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Umm I don't see any pic anywhere close to this color.
     
  8. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

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  9. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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  10. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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    I take that back. I think what you said is right Coradee I looked more deeply. the pics and description fits with this.
     

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    joaoismail

    joaoismail Initiate Member

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    Thank you for the help!
     
  12. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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  13. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

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    It is clearly not a fluviatilis, body shape is wrong, fins lack the black markings that are present even in females. I still think it looks like Melanotaenia praecox female, aka Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish.
     
  14. shadowfish

    shadowfish Well Known Member Member

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    i think i agree with chromedome52,it looks really close the same other than the tail looks more yellow than all the pics of Melanotaenia praecox i can find...
     
  15. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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    That's what I said lol
     

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