Snakehead Id

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Odin, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Odin

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    Hi I need help identifying my new snakehead that I bought other day. I thought he/she was a rainbow snakehead but after spending a lot of time watching him/her I’m sure it’s an another species. Here are some pics:

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    Giving this a bump up for you hope you get some responses today
     
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    Ok thanks
     
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    I know nothing about snakehead fish. From trying to educate myself the closest thing I saw is the Ceylon snakehead. Does that seem close? I didn't realize there were so many different species!
    Cool looking fish, by the way.
     
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    Thanks he does look like a Ceylon however he also looks like a blue Assam it’s hard because some species look so similar. I’ll see what others say
     
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    Hopefully it isn't a species that gets bigger than what you planned for.
     
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    I hope so to but I’m fairly sure he not as he looks very similar to a lot of dwarf species it’s just identifying which one he is.
     
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    Is it a juvenile? Maybe it will be easier as it matures? Did you buy the fish online?
     
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