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What are these fish?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by MasterBlue, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    I got about 6 of these fish for like 2 bucks.

    But I have no idea what they are!!!
    Anyone know?

    ai251.photobucket.com_albums_gg300_blueboy171_IMG_3396.jpg
     
  2. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    where'd ya get them from?? (assuming you can't ask the person who you bought them from/gave them to you)

    At best GUESS, I'd think maybe a Limia (young)? (possibly a young black bellied aka Limia Melanogaster..or even simply a female).
     
  3. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    They came in with some ghost shrimp. So that said, they had no idea at all.
    I'm thinking they may be "darters"?

    They are bottom dwellers. Small, and really like mosquito larvae =D
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    maybe, but if they are limia their livebearers and normally swim at every level...unless full of fry/ready to give birth (then you'll find them at the bottom)...Oh, and they'll stay rather small (guppy size).
    Had them a while back (sp. tigers).
     
  5. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    These have two fin things on there back, are really thin, sorta hop along the sand, and Don't seem too interested in schooling.
     
  6. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Do they kinda perch on their pectoral fins? (the hopping along the sand sorta sounds like what my hummingbird tetra does- although they defin. can't be that because they don't look a thing like them).
     
  7. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    I googled them. They do look REALLY similar in a lot of ways.
    But they lack the second set of fins on the back.

    See this is what I pulled up for HummingBird Tetra
    ai251.photobucket.com_albums_gg300_blueboy171_tetra.jpg

    What I have looks like so, only more wet and alive =P
    ai251.photobucket.com_albums_gg300_blueboy171_darter.jpg
     
  8. susankat

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    Google darters, It looks to be one, but don't know which.
     
  9. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    S'what I did. So I have darters =P
    I'll prolly never know what kind, lol

    Since they were being sold in the feeder fish tank, I know they weren't fed well, if at all. So I'll Try to get them into better health (not gunna be hard). Maybe then we can get a positive ID on them.


    So any tips on darter care guys?
     
  10. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    <a class="postlink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darter_(fish" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darter_(fish</a>)

    there's a very HUGE list of darter fish on this site that may help you out. i didn't go thru the whole list but the one i think looks close to the ones you've got is the leopard darter. from what i've read on/about darter fish, alot of them are on a threatened/endangered species list.
     
  11. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.aquaculturestore.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">www.aquaculturestore.com</a>
    Look at the info on Etheostoma fusiforme aka swamp darter
     
  12. susankat

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    Darters prefer live food, like daphena, brine shrimp and such, but can get used to frozen brine. The ones I had never ate flakes.
    You can go to btdarters.com he pretty well knows all the darters.
     
  13. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    Since they've been underfed I doubt the colors are full.
    So that said, I'm gunna fed them a while and get them healthy before I try to get a positive ID.

    I've looked up general Darter Care and I got a few good ideas. I just hope they can eat the Blood worms XD