Surprise new fish

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

  1. j

    jinnix New Member Member

    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
     
  2. alink

    alink Well Known Member Member

    Looks like a young Platy to me. Not sure on what type.
     
  3. kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

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


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  4. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    I also say molly or platy.

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  5. OP
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    j

    jinnix New Member Member

    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. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    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. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Not a Platy. Either a molly or a guppy.
     
  8. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

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

    alink Well Known Member Member

    if its not a platy then its a molly, def not a guppy.
     
  10. OP
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    j

    jinnix New Member Member

    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. alink

    alink Well Known Member Member

    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. EricV

    EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    Not on a baby
     
  13. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    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. kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    j

    jinnix New Member Member

    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. kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

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


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  17. OP
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    j

    jinnix New Member Member


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




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