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I got this little guy while purchasing a sack of 10 zebra danios starting out. To our surprise there were 9 danios and this little guy hidden in the bag.

I have seen flying fox that have this color/pattern but he has shorter fins and does not swim nose upward as they do(or so i have seen in the LFS)

Any help would be appreciated
 

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If you mean the oto cat hes definitely not a cat. He usually sits mid tank and just hangs almost completely still unless I'm feeding in which case he waits his turn. He hides a lot but is for sure not a bottom feeder or algae eater and loves flake and blood worms.
 

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Otos aren't bottom feeders. I've never seen mine go after flakes though.
Can you gte a better picture of the fins?
 

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Welcome to FishLore!
A better picture would help It doesn't have a sucker mouth so it's not an Oto.
Anyother color on it besides the stripe? Shape of fins?
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Thanks Carol, now I see the mouth is more on the front. He's got a cute little rounded face too.
 
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I've been trying for half an hour to get a better pic of this guy and unfortunately my kodak pos isn't gonna do it unless I net him and get him against the front of the tank

As far as fins he has almost the exact same fins as a zebra danio but very transparent. Also near the bottom looks like more horizontal black striping but not as thick as the center stripe.

I will keep trying for another pic....I gotta sneak up on him lol.
 
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Shameless bump....asked the kid at Petco this afternoon who seems to be almost TOO smart to be working there...lol but he mentioned a pencil tetra which is very close but I don't think so.
 

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Without a clear shot of the fins I can't be certain but here are a few fish that pop into my mind when I see this pic: Black-Line Rasbora (Rasbora Taeniata), Long-Band Rasbora (Rasbora Einthovenii), Barbus Viviparus (sorry don't know common name), Iguanodectes Spilurus (latin agian ) or a poorly coloured Loreto Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Loretoensis).

That's just what comes to mind when I look at the general shape, mouth & the stripe. I'm probalby completely wrong but look up some pics & see if any of those are close to what you have.
 

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Looks like a female or juvinile male Lucania goodei (AKA bluefin killifish)...
it's a very colorful and cool native fish that tends to show up in various shipments of fish from time to time.
 
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There is absolutely no color to him other than the gold and black striping. I was told a pencil also but he has no red markings and looks a bit off from those. I looked at the bluefin killifish and again it looks ALMOST the exact same but without the redish colors.

Do you think maybe he could be a hybrid and lost some color?
 
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OMG!! Alex I think you are a winner!! You say you found that under female bluefin killifish? Haha! Awesome....good job!
 
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heh don't get me wrong...i'd love to get another tank for the guy,but this isn't an option right now. Unless he is a brilliantly durable fish, he has been doing great in the community tank at 78-80 degrees for the past 2 months(he was in the first batch of fish to hit the water and is going very strong)

Also I read that these fish are mainly from the Florida/Georgia/Alabama region....80 degrees too hot? I would think its right up his alley.
 
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