Identify this fish!

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Steve106, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Steve106

    Steve106 Valued Member Member

    Hey everyone!

    I found a fry in my tank a while back and have no clue what type of fish it is. Thoughts?

    It was first discovered alone in a shrimp tank lol but i suspect it came in on some java moss I had transferred from a tank with rainbow fish, and a single golden wonder killifish. It looks like a gw to me, but i only had one in the tank so could it be a mix between gw and an Australian rainbow?

    Here's the photo. . .
     

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  2. Eienna

    Eienna Fishlore VIP Member

    I don't think rainbows and killies can hybridize.
     
  3. Ethan

    Ethan Well Known Member Member

    how many rainbows r in there
     




  4. OP
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    Steve106

    Steve106 Valued Member Member

    6 rainbows...but his body shape and fins look totally different than my rainbows...unless they change with time
     
  5. Ethan

    Ethan Well Known Member Member

    i have no real experience with rainbow fish but if you have 6 in your tank it is highly likely it is one of their spawn that survived the natural culling lol
     
  6. OP
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    Steve106

    Steve106 Valued Member Member

    That was my original thought too, it seems the most likely...but the body shape and fins are so different...idk lol
     
  7. Ethan

    Ethan Well Known Member Member

    i know the feeling haha i bought a baby betta 3 days ago and it looks so much different from a fully grown :p
     
  8. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Killifish imo. The rainbows can't hybridize with killis.
     
  9. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89 Fishlore VIP Member

    Also the body shape looks nothing like rainbows (depending on the type you have of course). Plus it's supposedly rather difficult to breed rainbows. I'd go with a killi.
     
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    Steve106

    Steve106 Valued Member Member

    My thought too, i only had one killi though, lol...plus it was a male.
     
  11. OP
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    Steve106

    Steve106 Valued Member Member

    the tank i first spotted the fry in was outside for the summer, could it have been emaculate generation?
     
  12. guppygrl

    guppygrl Valued Member Member

    No idea but wanted to say congrats on the new little fry!
     
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    Steve106

    Steve106 Valued Member Member

    : ) thanks
     
  14. Ziggi

    Ziggi Well Known Member Member

    Don't Killifish require that "drought" period for breeding? *shrug* I dunno, I just read up on them the other night, but it's sounding more like the Killi, :) maybe you've got more coming?
     




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