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So I was at a not so local fish store in Modesto and I saw these fish in a sump and the lady working said that she didn't know what they were but that they were a hitchhiker on some live rock about four years ago. I asked her if I could buy them and she said that she didn't want to sell them just in case they were illegal to own or sell or trade (like if they were endangered or something). She said if I could ID them that I could buy them. :)
They are in a full saltwater tank. :)
So here are the pics that I took with my iphone
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If it weren't for the Caulerpa taxifolia I'd say those were freshwater fish! They look stikingly similar to this one freshwater fish whose name I can't remember. It starts with a g...

Edited by altolamprologus, 05 April 2012 - 08:14 AM.

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

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Haha that is what I thought at first as well. Let me know if you remember!

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GOODEID! That's what they look like. But goodeids are strictly freshwater fish (at least as far as I know)

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

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Ahh they do look alike! I will have to see if they can take full salt haha.

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http://www.mbisite.o...m=54194&mpage=1

I found this while searching. Seems to suggest they could be poecilid as they can live in saltwater. Just a guess.

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maybe they are mollies?

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Shortfin mollies? Mollies can adapt to full marine. Their mouths look a little different though...hmmm.

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They also look like they could be wild type platties. But plattie are full fresh too. IDK maybe they're just aliens

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

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http://www.mbisite.o...m=54194&mpage=1

I found this while searching. Seems to suggest they could be poecilid as they can live in saltwater. Just a guess.

That looks pretty close, too bad they are just fry or there may be a match.

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Has to be a Poecilid... Just has the freshwater look IMO. Maybe it's in some other genus that can survive saltwater like Poecilid can? :huh:

That would be awesome if they were livebearing... Would trade my clowns in in an instant.

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OK so assuming they are a livebearer, look att he anal fins. Is it just me or does it appear that some have the female-looking anal fin while others have a gonopodium?

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

29 gallon reef; 20 gallon angler lagoon

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Found a picture that looks like it, says it's a Spinyback Killfish

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http://www.petalumaw...Pkillifish.html

Edited by bluelunar, 05 April 2012 - 08:47 AM.


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Found a picture that looks like it, says it's a Spinyback Killfish

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http://www.petalumaw...Pkillifish.html


We have a winner!

How did you find that? Google didn't bring up anything

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

29 gallon reef; 20 gallon angler lagoon

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Look like cool fish... I was thinking killifish at first as well, just not sure which one.

I could think of a few really cool setups that they would look good in...

Edited by ajmckay, 05 April 2012 - 09:05 AM.