Wild Fish Caught In A Minnow Trap

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Brian Payne, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Brian Payne

    Brian Payne New Member Member

    Caught this little guy in a minnow trap in Brays Bayou in southwest Houston behind my apartment. At first I thought it might be a killifish or something but now I'm having doubts the longer I look at it. Any clues on what it could be would be greatly appreciated. 1524034822768-1707193297.jpg 15240349381891389762987.jpg
  2. Tsin21

    Tsin21 Well Known Member Member

    It's a male sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna).
    BTW, welcome to fishlore!
  3. bitseriously

    bitseriously Well Known Member Member

    Cool fish! IMO much nicer than any color variety at lfs.
  4. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    Pretty sure it's not a molly. @chromedome52 can you ID this guy?
  5. lilabug4545

    lilabug4545 Well Known Member Member

    That's a beautiful male sailfin molly! Congrats! (I'm super jealous)
  6. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    It is definitely a Sailfin Molly, Poecilia latipinna. They range from the Carolinas all the way to Vera Cruz, Mexico. Interesting tail color, I wonder if that's common to the far western populations.
  7. Culprit

    Culprit Fishlore VIP Member

    Molly for sure.
  8. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    That's a beauty!

    Maybe I should say that's a handsome fish as its a male!

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