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What Is This Fish?

Discussion in 'Member's Aquarium and Fish Pictures' started by Ruker84, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Ruker84

    Ruker84 New Member

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    I bought this fish off line and was supposed to be a peacock goby...can someone tell me what it actually is? Thanks

     

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    Honestly not sure, but maybe a wildtype platy?? Aka a normal platy that isn't a color morph.
     
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    It looks like a Goodeidea, a few members on here specialize in them.
     
    Nice fish.
     
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    To me, it looks more like a wildtype rainbow.
    Notice the curve on the forehead, the dorsal fin closer to the tail fin. Just reminds me of rainbow fish crossed with a pearl gourami.
     

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    Agree with Pete, I think it a goodied. Definitely not a peacock goby
     
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    I can't tell from the pic, is the tail fin scissor-like? Or is it like a fan? 
     
    If it's scissor-like, I'd say it might be a rainbow, but if the tail is like a fan, then it could be a platy.
     
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    Researched the Goodidae fish, it does look like it would be that species. 
     
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    Yes, I do have to concur this is a goos chance of being a goodied, ameca splenden, possibly a butterfly splitpin.
     
    But I am certainly no expert at this so this would have to be checked by a knowledeable member who can possibly identify and give some information about this particular specie.
     
    This link I am giving here can be a bit hit or miss when comes to fish information but I do not know of any other reputible sites for this particular genus of fish to be honest, so this is best I can give at this moment in time.
     
    http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Ameca-splendens.html
     
    I apologise in advance if this and the information given is wrong. I did originally thought it could be a wild female platy but changed mind when looking at various websites!
     
  9. Ruker84

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    Definitely looks like a goodied after Google Search. pictures and behavior match pretty well. Tail is fan like to answer your question. Definitely not a peacock goby hah. Thanks for everyone's help!
     
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    I asked my girlfriend what she thought it was, she even thought it was a rainbow. Is that in your tank? 
     
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    It's a Goodeid
    I don't think they are ameca splendens tho mine don't really look like this..
    I have a large sized colony in a species only tank and they are amazing and fun to watch. Probably my favorite tank.
     
    Not your average fish tho as they barely have any colors. They do have a very nice shine tho.
    They live in groups and will establish a pecking order, so.. They are very nippy. They killed a couple of corydoras I had while they were in a holding tank
     
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    It is a female Butterfly Goodeid Ameca Splendid
     

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