Wild Fish Caught In A Minnow Trap

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Brian Payne

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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.
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Tsin21

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

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

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

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

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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.
 

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Molly for sure.
 

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That's a beauty!

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