Please help identify

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by nipo, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. nipoNew MemberMember

    who is this guy? a wildcard purchase at Petco...
    thanks a tonne,


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  2. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    Its an American Flagfish.

    Welcome to the forum :)
  3. nipoNew MemberMember

    thanks a lot! Will he do Ok in my tank meaning is he a threat to my other fish? It's a community tank, tetras, killis, mollys, rainbow, beta...
  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    They're mostly bottom dwellers from what I understand. Just don't overcrowd the tank floor and you should be fine.

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  5. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    They are killifish and make excellent algae eaters. They stay small and should be fine with your stock. Wish I could find one around here. Very nice looking fish.
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to fishlore!
    Yes, it's a flag fish, a killifish, not a cichlid. They are a top dweller in my experience, not a bottom dweller....
  7. nipoNew MemberMember

    yup, I got it for the looks. :)
    there was no proper tag under the tank, they thought it was a cichlid.
    some sites say they go after soft plants big time, i hope it's not the case cuz i got a heavily planted tank...
  8. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    They (should) tend to stay near the bottom. It should be peaceful on its own, but they're definitely not peaceful when breeding is an option. Males wipe out other males, and sometimes other species...
  9. nipoNew MemberMember

    well, I ended making a "donation" to local Petco. This fish turned out to be a big time nipper plus voracious about plants... I got another flagship who is not as colorful but nice to other fish and plants.
  10. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, yours was a male.... out of curiosity, what was the temp? They are more aggressive in warmer water. Your new one sounds like a female.

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