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 PayneNew MemberMember

    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.jpg15240349381891389762987.jpg
  2. Tsin21Well Known MemberMember

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

    Cool fish! IMO much nicer than any color variety at lfs.
  4. Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    Pretty sure it's not a molly. @chromedome52 can you ID this guy?
  5. lilabug4545Well Known MemberMember

    That's a beautiful male sailfin molly! Congrats! (I'm super jealous)
  6. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    Molly for sure.
  8. Redshark1Fishlore VIPMember

    That's a beauty!

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