Help identify this fish

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by joaoismail, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. joaoismail

    joaoismailNew MemberMember

    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

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Where did you buy this fish? And what did they say it was?
     
  3. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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

    Katiec90Valued MemberMember

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

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    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

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

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

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

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

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Is this it?
     
     
  9. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    That looks pretty good, but I don't think that it's the one. Let me look into it more deeply.
     
  10. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    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

    joaoismailNew MemberMember

    Thank you for the help!
     
  12. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Thank Coradee for finding it:). Here's a good site for information about your buddy.   here's another  
     
  13. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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

    shadowfishWell Known MemberMember

    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

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    That's what I said lol
     




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