Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-15-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
00steppie00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 102
what is this fish???

I know these are bad pictures but it is the beat I can do until tomorrow. I went to my local Walmart and I usually don't buy fish from there but in the tank with the guppies was this fish it is so pretty I have never seen one like it. It stays at the top of the tank at all times and is silver with almost neon yellow eyes and bright yellow squares on its body. Any one have any guesses?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20130615_215534.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	60.0 KB
ID:	180634   Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20130615_215545.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	57.5 KB
ID:	180635  

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20130615_215556.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	60.1 KB
ID:	180636  
__________________

__________________
00steppie00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 11:57 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Surfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Home of the situation.
Posts: 671
Quote:
Originally Posted by 00steppie00 View Post
I know these are bad pictures but it is the beat I can do until tomorrow. I went to my local Walmart and I usually don't buy fish from there but in the tank with the guppies was this fish it is so pretty I have never seen one like it. It stays at the top of the tank at all times and is silver with almost neon yellow eyes and bright yellow squares on its body. Any one have any guesses?
A stressed out golden wonder killifish
__________________

__________________
Pleco is my middle name
Surfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 12:09 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
00steppie00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 102
I googled it and you are correct!!!!! Thank you so much!!
__________________
00steppie00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 12:12 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
00steppie00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 102
Any suggestions on how to care for it? Or tell it's gender so I can name it?
__________________
00steppie00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 12:25 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Surfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Home of the situation.
Posts: 671
Quote:
Originally Posted by 00steppie00 View Post
Any suggestions on how to care for it? Or tell it's gender so I can name it?
Umm... ive never cared for one, but im sure its not that hard if walmart carries them haha if its very colorful, its a male, if its not a uniform yellow throughout and a bit dull, its a female. Once its established you should be able to tell the difference pretty easily :P
__________________
Pleco is my middle name
Surfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 12:49 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dragonfisher33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,963
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surfer View Post
A stressed out golden wonder killifish
wow, that's a great name call. i would never guessed it even though i have seen plenty golden killies
__________________
dragonfisher33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 03:36 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bettaowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,981
I would feed it floating food like flakes. They are probably jumpers and may try to attack small fish or shrimp.
__________________
Rule number one: Always research a fish before you buy it.

Rule number two: Always cycle your tank.
bettaowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 08:50 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
azmodan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 2,368
Yeah, be careful if you have any smaller fish as they could easily become a snack.
__________________
azmodan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 09:15 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dallascowboys16's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Highlands Ranch, Co
Posts: 1,977
All I know is thy they have a fairly short life span compared to other fish.
__________________
55 gallon Planted Tank - 10 gallon Reef - 5.5 Pea Puffer
2015 AA Fantasy Football Champion
Dallascowboys16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 02:44 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bettaowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,981
This species is actually not an annual killie according to liveaquaria
__________________
Rule number one: Always research a fish before you buy it.

Rule number two: Always cycle your tank.
bettaowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dragonfisher33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,963
bettaowner is right. the annual killifish belong to the family northo and some others.
__________________
dragonfisher33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
aquarium_Guru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 292
I had two they eat small fish and be suprised with other size fish to
__________________

__________________
aquarium_Guru is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.