ID this fish (2)

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by FishesInTank, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. FishesInTankValued MemberMember

    Hi guys! My second of my fish id question. I just want to know that I have this fishes that has black scales and body and have red analfin, dorsal fin and tail, they stay in air and don't move alot, they love to swim and eat with my pacus (disturb my alligator gars). it is 3 1/2 inches. I dont have the pics cause i am in vacation.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2015
  2. AquaristFishlore LegendMember


    It sounds like a Red Tail Shark but without a photo, I cannot say for certain.


  3. FishesInTankValued MemberMember

    My fish species has scales all over body, and the colour of the red faded a bit(from original) it moves like robot and the tail is smaller.

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  4. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    Not with red dorsal and anal... :)
  5. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, sounds like a rainbow shark.
  7. FishesInTankValued MemberMember

    Anders247 can you now id this fish sorry if its bad picture ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436701573.401607.jpg
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2015
  8. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    If they have pink tails, they look like Chalceus macrolepidotus.
    But maybe it's something else. hampalong.
  9. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    They look more like C. erythrurus to me, the yellow finned Chalceus. Beautiful fish, adults have red tail, orange dorsal and anal, yellow ventral fins. Grow to about 10".