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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?


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Thanks everyone
 
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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?
 

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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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Not a Platy. Either a molly or a guppy.
 
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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!
 

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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???
 

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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.

 

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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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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
 

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


 
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kidster9700 said:
Yeah. I just don't want this to ruin your fish store experience, you know.

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

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