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illuminum 12-14-2003 09:55 PM

Can anyone ID these fish? **updated**
Can anyone ID any of these fish? I don't know all of their names. Sorry, the pics aren't too great. Any help would be appreciated.
These two pictures are of the same feww fish if you can't tell. They're definitely topdwellers. They're always at the top of the tank just hanging around.
This was a *something* ram. I forgot.
The silver guys with the red fins are some sort of emperor tetras but I forgot what kind exactly... The one on the bottom right is a gourami, but that's about all I know about him.

Allivymar 12-14-2003 10:16 PM

Not sure about the first 2 pics, but I *think* those are killifish.

3rd pic of of a blue ram aka German ram.

4th has a Boesmani Rainbowfish in the back, and some sort of cory in the front.

5th I'm pretty sure the ones with the red fins aren't tetras but another type of rainbowfish; the lil guy in the front right is a dwarf neon gourami. The one on the left swimming out of the picture is a rummy nose tetra. The 2 striped guys in the back may be the emperor tetras; kinda hard to see them to be sure.

Fruitbat 12-14-2003 10:27 PM

Good work Allivymar!!!! I'm not sure which killifish those are in the first picture either but Allivymar got all of the others right on the mark! Those are DEFINITELY killifish in the first 2 pictures.

Allivymar 12-14-2003 10:34 PM

Oh yay for me!!! And I was just guessing *grin* Looks like I'm not the weakest link.

Where's my prize? ;)

Voodoo Chilli 12-14-2003 11:35 PM

I wouldn't bet the farm on it, but those killies look like Aplocheilus lineatus. :D

madasafish 12-14-2003 11:48 PM

The blue and red fish in the last picture, identified by Alli as rainbowfish, are indeed rainbowfish. More specifically, they're Praecox Rainbows (Melanotaenia praecox). There is also one Boesmani Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesmani) in the last picture, near the foreground, in the shadows with a just-visible yellow tail, and one Blue Ram swimming away from the camera on the right behind the Praecox.

And I think the cory in the fourth pic is a bronze cory (Corydoras aeneus); panda cories usually have blacker dots, not a full line.

Oh, and though the gourami in the last picture is a dwarf gourami (Colisa lalia) I'm pretty sure it is called a "flame gourami." Flame gourmis, neon blue dwarf and powder blue dwarf gouramis are all the same species, but selectively bred specimens.

Sorry I can't ID the exact killifish species. Try the American Killifish Association for pictures: They have a fantastic site. Beware that the fish you're looking at probably fetches $25-100! Yikes!

ScottS 12-15-2003 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by madasafish
Oh, and though the gourami in the last picture is a dwarf gourami (Colisa lalia) I'm pretty sure it is called a "flame gourami." Flame gourmis, neon blue dwarf and powder blue dwarf gouramis are all the same species, but selectively bred specimens.

Just wanted to note this as correct. The neon or neon blue gourami is mostly blue and shows faint striping of the "regular" dwarf gourami.

illuminum 12-16-2003 06:17 PM

Thank you everyone for all of your help. I got some more pics and labeled them to make it a whole lot easier. Let me know if you can identify any of the unknown fish or correct any mistakes that I have made... Thanks again for all your help :mrgreen:

So far, this is what information I have gotten (mostly due to all your help):
1 Clown Loach
2 Praecox Rainbow Fish
3 Congo Tetra
4 Boeseman's Rainbowfish
5 Australian Rainbowfish
6 Blue (German) Ram
7 Celebes Rainbowfish
8 Red Irian Rainbowfish
9 Pictus Catfish
10 Bronze Corydora
11 Killifish
***note: The yellow killifish is Aplocheilus lineatus and the other one is an Aplocheilus dayi
12 Dwarf Flame Gourami
13 Rummy Nose Tetra

Sati 12-16-2003 07:01 PM

Are you the person who got all those fish from a LFS that was closing?

christerrell2k3 12-16-2003 07:03 PM

#9 is a pictus catfish.... watch out for that **** barb they got in their back

Fruitbat 12-16-2003 09:18 PM

#3 = Congo Tetra, Phenacogrammus interruptus, male
#4 = Boeseman's Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesemani
#7 = Celebes Rainbowfish, Marosatherina (Telmatherina) ladegesi
#9 = Pictus Cat, Pimelodella pictus
#10 = Bronze Corydoras, Corydoras aeneus

I'm not familiar enough with killifish to make a firm identification of the killis that you have pictured but I tend to agree with VoodooChili that the larger ones are probably Aplocheilus lineatus. The smaller, yellow-finned ones are probably Aplocheilus dayi

Fruitbat 12-16-2003 09:46 PM the way...quite a mix of fish you've got there.

The Congo Tetra, P. interruptus is, as its name implies, from the Congo River basin of Africa. It prefers to live in schools, likes a planted tank and prefers soft, acid water. Males reach about 8cm (3 inches) and females a bit smaller.

Aplocheilus lineatus, the Striped Panchax, is a Southeast Asian killifish. They like neutral to slightly acid water and can sometimes be aggressive. They reach lengths of 10cm (4 inches).

Aplocheilus dayi, Day's Panchax, is another Southeast Asian killifish. They like conditions much like A. lineatus but aren't quite as aggressive and don't get as big...8cm (3 inches).

The Celebes Rainbowfish, Marosatherina ladegesi is from the Indonesian island of Celebes. They reach lengths of about 6cm (2 3/8 inches). They seem to like a little salt in their water and are quite peaceful.

Boeseman's Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesemani, is a Rainbowfish from New Guinea. They like water in the neutral range and are fairly peaceful. They grow to about 10cm (4 inches).

The Pictus catfish, Pimelodella pictus, is a South American catfish that may reach as much as 25cm (10 inches) though in the aquarium anything over 11.5cm (4 1/2 inches) is unusual. They are not to be trusted around much smaller fish.

Corydoras aeneus, the Bronze Cory, is a South American armored catfish that likes neutral to slightly alkaline conditions with no salt added. They are, like pretty much all Corydoras, very peaceful and prefer others of their own kind to be around. They reach about 8cm (3 inches) though they're usually a little smaller.

madasafish 12-16-2003 11:11 PM

#5 is probably an Australian Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida). It's a rainbowfish of some sort, for sure. You can tell by the distinctive flat-to-concave shape of the line from mouth to dorsal fin. The black line suggests the Australian... Could, but probably isn't, an Axelrod Rainbow. I really can't tell from the picture. Could you take one more pic of this guy?

#8 is a Red Irian Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisis).

Oh, and I identified the Boesmani Rainbows (Melanotaenia boesmani) for you in my last post, btw.

NICE! You got some great fish, if these are your fish!! And if you got those killis for cheap you got a real deal. How much, if I may ask for them all? Each?

madasafish 12-16-2003 11:15 PM

BTW, here's a few really nice pics of the Celebes Rainbow:

illuminum 12-17-2003 03:41 AM


Originally Posted by madasafish
NICE! You got some great fish, if these are your fish!! And if you got those killis for cheap you got a real deal. How much, if I may ask for them all? Each?

I got an amazing deal for these fish actually. They are all mine. I got them all in one bundle from a lfs that was trying to get rid of one of their established tanks and make room for a new one coming in.

2 Clown Loach's
~5 Praecox Rainbow Fish
2 Congo Tetra
2 Boeseman's Rainbowfish
2 Australian Rainbowfish
1 Blue (German) Ram
1 Celebes Rainbowfish
1 Red Irian Rainbowfish
1 Pictus Catfish
1 Bronze Corydora
2 Killifish
1 Dwarf Flame Gourami
1 Rummy Nose Tetra
1 zebra striped pleco
~7 *unidentified* fish that look like red neon tetras with a little black on them
2 ghost? or glass? shrimp (they're really small, about half an inch)
3 snails

About nine high quality plastic plants
a bunch of rocks, gravel, and driftwood

a nice 100 watt heater
a 30 gallon tall acrylic tank (there are some scratches, but it's all repairable)
an Eclipse II hood with upgraded pc ballasts that costs around $65 new, plus a bulb. (The hood is two years old. The impellor has been replaced once)
I got ALL of the stuff I mentioned above for $200.
I wonder how much the fish alone would have cost... Any idea?

Fruitbat 12-17-2003 01:47 PM

One quick comment....the two fish you have labeled as #11 are actually two DIFFERENT species of killifish....not male and female of the same species.

I'm now reasonably sure of the identifications that were made earlier. One is Aplocheilus lineatus and the other is Aplocheilus dayi

illuminum 12-17-2003 02:22 PM

Everybody, thank you so much for al your help. I really appreciate it!

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