What Is This Fish Thing?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by CanadianFishFan, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    I just saw on kijji this weird fish someone didn't name.
    Looks like a axolotl or water newt, if not what is it?
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  2. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Looks like a Golden Chinese Algae Eater. Generally not a good fish, as they don't eat much algae as they get older, and they are known to eat the slime off the sides of deep bodied fish.
     
  3. OP
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    CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Interesting! Thanks, looks like a sad tank he is in though....
     
  4. Mcasella

    McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    It likely is, if the owner is trying to get rid of it, they likely know what it is capable of, I would not try to "save it" unless you can house it without trouble.
     
  5. OP
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    CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah i wasn't going to buy it but was interested. If it were a axolotl i may have changed my mind.
     
  6. JLeeM

    JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    It almost looks like a rosy red minnow to me. Which are the little 14 cent feeder minnows here in my area.
     
  7. OP
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    CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    hmm yes indeed! I wonder witch one it is.... They look so similar.
     
  8. Mcasella

    McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    It has the wrong shape for a rosy red, the face is wrong, the mouth is down not up of a minnow. A minnow will not sit on the bottom like that unless it is very ill, while a CAE will sit like that everywhere in the tank.
     
  9. OP
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    CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Oh right, they are similar looking at first glance. But true when you look more you can see the differences.
     
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