Rainbow wagtail?

Discussion in 'Platy' started by LJC6780, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    Got this fish at PetSmart the other day. I think he was labeled as some sort of blue platy but after doing a search online I think he may be a Rainbow Wagtail. Am I right? The front part actually has sort of an iridescent blueish hue under the lights. imageimage
     
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  2. Fishoholic23

    Fishoholic23Well Known MemberMember

    I have these guys two, labeled the same( blue wag) but they are actually rainbow wagtails.
     
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    That's so crazy! I think I may go to my mom pop shop in the next few days and see if I can find another cool platy. He's currently grouped with my swordtails but I think I want another platy.
     




  4. Fishoholic23

    Fishoholic23Well Known MemberMember

    Ya I love these guys, I am like the look of twinbar platies too if you want a recommendation
     
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks. Those are cool. I really like the blue spotted, Dalmatian, blue Mickey Mouse, half black, and calico. I love the different bright colors and markings. I wish our local stores had more varieties like those!
     




  6. Fishoholic23

    Fishoholic23Well Known MemberMember

    You can always order them online! I haven't heard of most of the names you mentioned (except for the micke mouse platy) but I looked them up and they are so cool!
     
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    The only reason I know them is from looking online! Lol I've spent a TON setting up my tanks so if I can't find them locally I'll just have to wait a while to order them. One place I looked charged like $35 to ship!
     
  8. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    That's cheaper than most... and yes, petsmart often mislabel their fish as well as the reason that sometimes the "fish" that are labeled are all sold out but their name tag is still there.
     
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    Really? I have really only looked at one place and I can't even remember where it was. I think I've got a web window still open. My problem is I have eyes for like a 200 gallon tank but only have a 38 gal and a 20 gal that I plan to use for fry.

    What are the best places to buy online?
     
  10. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    You could check out a couple of these places, live aquaria, aqua swap (here on the forum), aquariumfish.net etc...there were a couple of others, but I don't remember them at the moment.
     
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    Aquariumfish.net is the one I had looked at before. They seem to stay out of stock on a lot of fish too.
     
  12. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Haven't tried that place, but they seem like a good source.
     
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    I actually found some on eBay ... pondering whether or not to buy from them. I checked out their main website too. Manzanita-driftwood.com

    They had some of the celestial pearl danios and ember tetras on eBay. I want to add a few small fish like that along with a couple more platys but I just can't make up my mind! I need to check out the LFS again. They can order me fish too!
     
  14. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    If your lfs is a dependable one I'd order with them.
     
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    They've been around my whole life I guess. The employees seem knowledgable but I'm also pretty new to the game so I'm still researching. Their tanks are always clean and seem happy. I'll probably go in tomorrow and see if I can order a couple and see how it goes. I think I can order Wednesday and receive them Friday.
     
  16. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    I didn't order anything but did get a white skirt tetra to go with my multi colors of glo tetras. I also got a Dalmatian platy to go with my rainbow platy and red wag swordtails. Still trying to decide what nano school I might want to add ... i was wanting some celestial pearl danios but he said they were about $12 each. They are super tiny but really cool looking. I just can't decide!
     
  18. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    I bet he'll look pretty cool with those glo tetras, yea, that's quite alot for a single fish, but I can understand as they are newly entered fish in the hobby, and still in demand.
     
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    I actually found some on eBay for quite a bit less ... including shipping!

    I love how all of the tetras are swimming around together already and I just introduced him this afternoon ...
     
  20. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Well, good for you.
     




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