Re: [UniQuaria] Fish ID Needed
- Hi Kelly,Thanks for the reply. I am sorry about the pic :-( - He moves so fast!Hmmm... I would *like* to think that it's a rummynose, but I don't think it is. I just doubt that a classroom project kit would have come with 50 - 100 little rummynoses. The red coloration, btw, has greatly increased recently. It was only a pale orange last year.I will try to get a better pic of him. In the meantime, this is getting curiouser and curiouser... :-).- Jan----- Original Message -----From: K.R.Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 10:14 PMSubject: Re: [UniQuaria] Fish ID Needed
As bad as that picture is, my guess would also be a rummynose tetra. That was just my first impression....but the photo is really blurry. Kelly
- Jan, can you forward that fish photo
to my email address - I am very
curious. That is one long lived critter!
So, the school bought a box of fish
from somewhere like a biological
supply commpany? Or did some
student/teacher donate a tank
of my-guppy-had babies-and-the-babies-
had-babies kind of thing?
Did the fish reproduce at the school?
Do you see a gonodopidum fin?
I can't see attachment photos when I
read Yahoogroups at their site....
--- In UniQuaria@yahoogroups.com, "Jan Goltz" <jango@c...> wrote:
> My daughter brought "Splash" home in June of 2000, after a first grade classroom project. He was called a "guppy" by the teacher, and he's lived in a little hex tank in her room ever since. Very hardy, healthy, and active little guy! He's only about an inch or so long, and (since he's 4 years old) I'm assuming he's fully grown.
> I attached a photo of him - the best pic I could manage to get this morning. A friend told me that he is not a "guppy," and is probably a Girardinus Metallicus (Metalic Livebearer). Our fish kinda looks like that, but his face is a much brighter red, more like that of a Rummynose Tetra.
> I also checked out photos of Gambusia, but I don't think that's it either.
> Any thoughts?
> - Jan