Help identify this fish

  1. joaoismail Initiate Member

    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!





  2. Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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

    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 Member Member

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

    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 Fishlore VIP Member

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

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

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  10. Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Thank you for the help!
  12. Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

  13. chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    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 Well Known Member Member

    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 Fishlore VIP Member

    That's what I said lol