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Old 12-01-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Can anyone identify this fish for me??

I found this guy living with crayfish, guppies, shrimp etc in a local waterhole... Not sure what it is???
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:07 AM   #2
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It could be;

Elassoma Evergladei (Everglades sunfish)
Steatocranus irvinei (a cichlid)
Orestias sp. (choice, looks close to shape of these)

Not sure from the picture, that's my guesses!

Depends where you found it?
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There is 3 of them... And they are all the black with white tips on their fins... Strange little things.. They are not much bigger than guppies.

I found them in a drying up section of our local river - in the filthiest water I have ever seen... I couldn't believe anything could live there but we found the guppies, crayfish, shrimp and these little fellas in there... We were originally looking for tadpoles!!

Everything we got from there is now thriving in our aquarium our crayfish shows no interest in them at all. He just does his own thing!!
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Where do you call local?

I call the green belt west of London in the UK local.

Nice looking fish for a free find! Gives the tank they are kept in an interesting story.
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Looks like some sort of grudgeon
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Thanks!!

It appears it's a carp gudgeon... Carnivorous apparently - so I think they will be exiting my tank soon...
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There is 3 of them... And they are all the black with white tips on their fins... Strange little things.. They are not much bigger than guppies.

I found them in a drying up section of our local river - in the filthiest water I have ever seen... I couldn't believe anything could live there but we found the guppies, crayfish, shrimp and these little fellas in there... We were originally looking for tadpoles!!

Everything we got from there is now thriving in our aquarium our crayfish shows no interest in them at all. He just does his own thing!!
Excellent finds! and a pregnant one to boot!
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How do I know if they are pregnant??
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Thanks!!

It appears it's a carp gudgeon... Carnivorous apparently - so I think they will be exiting my tank soon...
Hi Robyn. If you do decide to get rid of them drop me a PM. I live just up the road in Armidale and could maybe find a home for them.
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