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Old 07-01-2014, 12:47 AM   #1
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Fish ID?

Saw this fish at my LFS wondering if anyone knows what it is? http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/...psgqh7i97f.jpg
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Also my LFS had a tank full of livebearers 10 for 1.00. So I bought some as feeder for my turtle tank. The tank was full of sword tail, Molly's and platys. I think I got all platys idk tho as I'm not into live bearers.
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First is a siamese algae eater and the ones on bottom do look like some type of platy

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First two look like a siamese algae eater, last one is a platy.
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Thought they were platys. For only 10 cents they didn't let me pick. Okay I kinda thought SAE but they didn't seem to have the mouth for eating algae.


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The first is a (rather thin) flying fox Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus Different from the siamese algae eater in that it has the gold stripe above the black lateral line stripe and dark patch on the dorsal.

The platys look like sunset variatus.... or at least that is what they are sold as in UK. However cheap they are, the shop should let you pick... you are a paying customer
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Fish ID?

A lot of shops won't let you pick out feeder fish. It would almost be impossible to catch a certain fish in a tank of 50 fish. If you spend more than a dollar on a single fish they will defiantly let you pick.


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A tank of feeder fish would be illegal here in the UK
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Oh, what would you use to feed eels, turtles, other predators that eat feeder fish (comet goldfish, Rosy red minnows. Are they just not called feeders?


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Oh, what would you use to feed eels, turtles, other predators that eat feeder fish (comet goldfish, Rosy red minnows. Are they just not called feeders?


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Well turtles can easily be fed without jsing live fish..... many prepared foods available, and they will.eat.dead.fish with no problem. Most predators can be trained to eat dead food without too much problem. Many predatory fish are opportunists that will scavenge dead food....... it is less effort than chasing
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