What Fish Are These? Question 

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LucyC

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Hi! Just wandering what type of fish these are? They look similar but one has black spots by its eyes. I thought guppies maybe?


Fish 1
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Fish 2
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They look like guppies to me.
 

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They both look like female guppies to me.
 

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they look like a mosquitofish to me. (female)
 

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Fish 1 is a female Gambusia (Mosquitofish), but fish 2 looks like a female Guppy. The black tear mark is clearly Gambusia, and the spotting in the dorsal doesn't appear on the second fish. If you look closely, you can see a difference in the shape of the head as well. Being with the Mosquitofish is why the tail is so torn up. If both were Mosquitofish, then both would have damage to the fins.
 

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Mosquito fish are savages. I had one infiltrate a tank of mine, nipped everyone's fins and then was a pain to catch, so after a month plus, I had to take all the hardscape and plants out to get rid of her, as she was terrorizing all my other fish! Catch and remove her ASAP.
 

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wrs2 said:
Mosquito fish are savages. I had one infiltrate a tank of mine, nipped everyone's fins and then was a pain to catch, so after a month plus, I had to take all the hardscape and plants out to get rid of her, as she was terrorizing all my other fish! Catch and remove her ASAP.
Fish are not savages they are just animals- I've kept these before - you can find them in all the streams here in Ky. They are as nippy as a full grown female guppy and get about as big but I wouldn't call them killers they are pretty in their own way but they do their best work outside Do Not Fear Fish
 

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Guppygirl88 said:
Fish are not savages they are just animals- I've kept these before - you can find them in all the streams here in Ky. They are as nippy as a full grown female guppy and get about as big but I wouldn't call them killers they are pretty in their own way but they do their best work outside Do Not Fear Fish
Fish are not simply animals, they are a way of life.
For some you should fear fish, they can be small and harmless, but they can also be dangerous like Pufferfish and Triggerfish.

To answer the first post, they are both female guppies, they look dull so they may be stressed.
 

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Casper&Mushu said:
Fish are not simply animals, they are a way of life.
For some you should fear fish, they can be small and harmless, but they can also be dangerous like Pufferfish and Triggerfish.

To answer the first post, they are both female guppies, they look dull so they may be stressed.
The wide black line on the female in the front probably comes to a point at the jaw this is an identifying characteristic of a female Gambusia
 

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Mosquito Fish for sure! I have 11 Females, 1 Male & 3 Peppered Corys and they are all great tank mates.

Wayne
 

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The first is definitely a gambusia as others have said and I'd be willing to bet as well that the second is either a female endler or wild type guppy
 
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