Surprise new fish

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by jinnix, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. jinnixNew MemberMember

    Hello everyone! Today we bought two long finned leopard danios to add to the tank and we noticed that we accidentally had a tiny tag-a-long in the bag! We assumed it was a baby danio but on closer inspection it doesn't look like one. What convinces me it's not a tiny danio is that the tail is rounded and not split.
    Any ideas on the species of the little guy?


    Thanks everyone
  2. alinkWell Known MemberMember

    Looks like a young Platy to me. Not sure on what type.

  3. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    Could be a Molly, also. I think guppies normally have a more curved tummy at that size.

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  4. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    I also say molly or platy.

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  5. jinnixNew MemberMember

    Thanks for the help. I've got six other medium to large size danios in the tank with him, do you think he'll be alright or should I separate him until he gets bigger?
  6. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    As long as he won't fit into the danios mouths he should be fine. Give him a nice bushy plant to hide in so he'll be a little more secure.

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  7. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Not a Platy. Either a molly or a guppy.
  8. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    So it's a live bearer. I guess you'll find out what kind when it gets bigger ;)
  9. alinkWell Known MemberMember

    if its not a platy then its a molly, def not a guppy.
  10. jinnixNew MemberMember

    We asked the fish store we got him from and they said he's just a feeder guppy. They told me to just toss him down the drain but I can't imagine doing that so we'll just try to keep him alive. He seems to be doing fine, even though the bigger fish are bumping him around a little bit. Mystery solved!
  11. alinkWell Known MemberMember

    The tail is nothing like a Guppy though... Guppies have large flowing tail fins, I know it's young but wouldnt the tail be bigger than what it is???
  12. EricVFishlore VIPMember

    Not on a baby
  13. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    A fish shop told you to put a fish down the drain. Just a feeder guppy.

    And we wonder why they don't seem to care.....

    This is an easy one. It's a Livebearer.

  14. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    Fish stores often get color less female guppies in with feeder minnows (.15 a pop) they probably assumed you didn't want it and were saying it's not worth the hassle of selling or donating back to them.
    I always cringe when people ask about using feeders to cycle the tank because they ask "what do I do with them after?" And I have to say "well, if you have a pet that eats fish you can feed them to it, or just... Flush them... Because most stores really aren't going to want a feeder fish donation. Or are literally going to just toss it in with the turtles..." Gosh that's a hard one to tell people...

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  15. jinnixNew MemberMember

    I was pretty shocked when he said to toss it, but I understood why he would say that. We're going to watch over him and hopefully he has a calmer life than he would as food haha
  16. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah. I just don't want this to ruin your fish store experience, you know.

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  17. jinnixNew MemberMember

    Oh absolutely. Our fish store is incredible, I understand I'm being the weird one haha

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