Id help, please

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by slashgash, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    I just recieved a 20 gallon tank from someone off craigslist, with some fish. They told me the fish were sunset platys, some kind of tetra, and an algae eater. I need help figuring out what kind of tetra and what kind of algae eater. Here is the algae eater:

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    sorry its such a bad picture, taken with a cell phone camera. If you need a clearer picture i can get out my digital camera.

    And heres one of the tetras.

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  2. I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    You're right about the chinese algae eater. But I just looked on google, and the tetras look like black skirt tetras.
     




  4. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    That does not look like a BlackSkirt tetra... It isn't black :D and yes that does look like a Chinese algae eater. They aren't exactly a great community fish. Research it to make sure you want to keep something like that. If I'm not mistake, they get pretty big.
     
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    The pictures of black skirt tetras i saw on google are silver with black vertical lines and a black fin that kinda looks like a skirt. And thats what my tetras look like. lol. And ill definately research the chinese algae eater.
     
  6. I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    It doesnt look this:
    Black Skirt tetra
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    It looks like this :D
    Silver Tetra
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    No, the picture i took was just crappy. lol. It looks eaxctly like the black skirt tetra.
     
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    Im going to take a better picture
     
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    image

    This picture is a little better, but not much
     
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  10. I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    I would say you may have two different kinds.
     
  11. e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    Those look like stressed out black skirt tetras.

    Then I agree the algae eater looks like a CAE
     
  12. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Nope those are definitely Blackskirts. They sometimes don't show as much color as others and they don't photograph well. Plus, being so common in the pet trade, it is more likely that it is a Blackskirt and not a Silver Tetra.
     
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    Thank you for all the help :)

    Im not going to keep this chinese algae eater though, from what ive read they can grow to be 11 inches and are very aggressive as adults. I dont want my fish eaten and a 20 gallon is too small for an 11 inch long fish
     






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