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Old 01-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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What fish is this?

I found these little fish that with the internet i almost identified them as bass fry. how do i care for these and r they bass or not? they were in a canal drainage tube with many other ones like them
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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Gambusia aka mosquitofish. Similar care to other livebearers like guppies.
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That looks like a guppy to me. I don't know why it owuld be in a canal drainage tube.
I doesn't look like a bass fry to me at all. It doesn't have enough fins to be a bass fry and even when they are small, bass fry are still pretty bass-shaped. I have caught bass that were literally under 2 inches and they were perfect bass, just in miniature.
How big is the fish? I assume it came from AZ?
Oh, ninja'ed! Yeah, mosquito fish sounds totally right.
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thanks guys that helps but also when trying to feed them they didnt eat it at all
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Did you try live food of some sort, or just flakes and/or pellets? I suggest live food.
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thanks i tried pellets so ill do live food from now on, also do u know anything about breeding them
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How long have they been in there? they will eat flake/pellet but might take a few days for them to get settled in. They breed just like guppies, keep them fed and clean water and there will be fry.
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thanks jetajockey, if u look in the pictures there is a large one and a small one, do u know the gender of them by size? they have been in there for 7 hours now
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The males are generally smaller and slender and if you look on the underside the males have a narrow pointy anal fin called a gonopodium.
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Dont forget to run some anti bacterials and such if you plan on adding with other fish. They could be carrying something.
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