I Have No Idea

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by boate1997, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. boate1997

    boate1997Valued MemberMember

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    This was dropped off at my lfs and they had no idea what fish it is. I am curious to know. It is about a foot in lenght.
     
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    boate1997

    boate1997Valued MemberMember

    I realize the face is blocked but one defining feature is ut has small whiskers like a koi has.
     
  3. tunafax

    tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

    Lol I genuinely wanted this to be a common carp because that would be hilarious.

    But the dorsal fin doesn't match, red fin tips, and it's too skinny. Aww. Good luck, I'm curious too.
     




  4. Cheesearmada

    CheesearmadaValued MemberMember

    Looks like a freshwater common roach.
     
  5. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    It looks malnurished for sure.

    I've looked at thousands of koi and the shape is wrong and the coloration is off as well, so I'm nearly sure it isn't a koi.

    I was thinking of a roach carp instead

    Edit: beat by @Cheesearmada
     




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  6. Cheesearmada

    CheesearmadaValued MemberMember

    Yes it is definitely malnourished. Just search "roach fish" in your search engine.
     
  7. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    Grass carp. Not 100% sure on that. Would like to see the mouth and the caudal fin looks a bit too deeply forked.
     
  8. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    The body is too rounded and torpedo shaped, which lead me to believe grass carp more than roach. roach has a more flattened body.
     
  9. Cheesearmada

    CheesearmadaValued MemberMember

    Its a roach, if you notice the fins have little red tips on them. Grass carp don't really have those features.
     
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    boate1997

    boate1997Valued MemberMember

    Yeah it matvhes that perfectly.
     
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    boate1997

    boate1997Valued MemberMember

    Question now is can i get it and put it um my pond, i have comets in there and it looks stunted.
     
  12. tunafax

    tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

    I'm cracking up - is this a grocery store rescue?
     
  13. Cheesearmada

    CheesearmadaValued MemberMember

    I'd ask the people down in the ponds section.
     
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    boate1997

    boate1997Valued MemberMember

    I have no idea. I think it was kept ing a 55 for its life
     
  15. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    You can put it in your pond, but they do get to a good size; it might be stunted, but I think putting it in your pond than it living its life out in an LFS tank

    what kind of pond?
     
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    boate1997

    boate1997Valued MemberMember

    Its a 75 gallon plastic tub but i am upgrading right now to a 100 gallon stock tank with a 35 gallon over head sump.
     
  17. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Unless I miscounted, Roach have 35 lateral scales, which I did count. And grass have 42.

    And it still might be pretty young, they have the torpedo shape as juveniles/sub-adults, and when get older, then they get that nice flat look to them
     
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    boate1997

    boate1997Valued MemberMember

    Well i will go there tomorrow and see how much they want it for. They my cut me a deal for iding the fish.
     
  19. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    You "could" since they usually get up to a little more than a foot. but its not uncommon for them to get twice that size, and 100g is pretty small for these fish. And if I'm wrong, and it is a grass carp, those guys get even bigger.

    Imo, I think 100g is too small for any carp (koi included) or the common goldfishes...do you have any other plan for your pond instead?
     
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    boate1997

    boate1997Valued MemberMember

    I could go with the 2ftx2ftx6ft 169 gallon stock tank
     






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