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Old 09-10-2014, 05:07 PM   #1921
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Lol it seems that I am the only one guessing. Cottus cognatus?

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Old 09-10-2014, 05:25 PM   #1922
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Guess That Species!!

I think that as long as it is clearly identifiable by the common name it is fine. For example, "Bloodfin Tetra" would be okay for Aphyocharax Anisitsi, but "Tetra" is too general obviously. Same with just "Dwarf Cory" for Corydoras Habrosus/Hastatus/Pygmaeus, as those are all known by similar names.

I also think that after at least 48 hours AND 8-10 guesses a new species should be posted if nobody has gotten it.

Obviously googling should be allowed but of course no reverse image searching (there are actually ways to prevent this like brief editing so you all can do that if you want).
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I think that as long as it is clearly identifiable by the common name it is fine. For example, "Bloodfin Tetra" would be okay for Aphyocharax Anisitsi, but "Tetra" is too general obviously. Same with just "Dwarf Cory" for Corydoras Habrosus/Hastatus/Pygmaeus, as those are all known by similar names.
My thought would be it takes less than 30 seconds to look up the scientific name. If nothing else it helps to educate people. Not the end of the world either way.
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My thought would be it takes less than 30 seconds to look up the scientific name. If nothing else it helps to educate people. Not the end of the world either way.

True I just don't want someone to guess a common name that is correct and get turned down because its not scientific and then someone else to take a cheap shot and use that to find the scientific name.

Is it freshwater or saltwater OP?

A drawing is a LOT harder to use IMO.
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Lol it seems that I am the only one guessing. Cottus cognatus?

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No again.
Hint: this thing lives in deeper water than most fish

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True I just don't want someone to guess a common name that is correct and get turned down because its not scientific and then someone else to take a cheap shot and use that to find the scientific name.

Is it freshwater or saltwater OP?

A drawing is a LOT harder to use IMO.

I'm thinking saltwater since he says it lives deeper than other fish


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Myoxocephalus thompsoni?

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Ooo that's probably a better guess.
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