Re: [UniQuaria] Name that Fish - 2nd one
- On 10/3/2012 2:28 PM, Dora Smith wrote:
I got something of the killifish/ guppy/ platy group - in other words, I guess, a topminnow. That of course would explain why I'm so sure I've seen it recenlty. I've been casing fish at Petsmart.It is an Aplocheilus. Species, anyone?
But only a few kinds have that little tail so far back. Aplocheilus, and Panchax. And epiplatys.
- On 10/5/2012 8:00 AM, sevenspringss@... wrote:
> Those close-up patches aren't always easily, and I noticed it won't respondHi Ray. No, that's not it. That was the beauty of the game. It's really
> to enlarging. With the reticulated pattern surrounding the scales, I'd
> take a wild guess that it's an Arowana (Osteoglossom bicirrhosum), but then
> again, it could be something much smaller and possibly even been named for this
> attribute -- like the wild Lebistes reticulatus (Poecilia reticulata) --
> although if it is a smaller fish, the coloration of this netting-like
> pattern resembles that of the Characin Copeina guttata. Did I cover all bases yet
difficult. In some cases, all you'd get was a close-up of a patch of
apparently nondescript scales. The clue then might be they were serrated
with black edging. Professional aquarists are a sadistic lot sometimes.