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PostSubject: please tell me what these are   Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:54 pm

hi i just got a new tank and new fish, and there are two fish i have and i have no idea what they're called.




can someone please tell me what these fish are? and what food they will need? the guy at the store told me the black one was a tiger shark but a tiger shark is a real shark and not a shark catfish, so i'm really confused. please help!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:47 am

Hiya and welcome to TFF, hope you enjoy it here Smile

Could you give us a few details about your tank? What size is it, how long have you had it running and did you do the fishless cycle before adding fish? I only ask because if you have just bought fish and out them in a new tank you could be heading for problems.

As for the fish id, I'm not sure to be honest. If it is one of the shark family then could it be a Columbian Shark like this one?? If yes, I hope it is a big tank you have because they grow to about 10" affraid ?

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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:56 am

Having another look, I think it could be this -

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/catfish/sharkcat.php

These grow into B I G fish - up to 2ft!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:00 am

hi and welcome to the forums - not sure about the fish what size are they doe's look like the columbian as diana says put it looks a bit paler, in colour, rich will proberly help when he
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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:19 am

first one

doenst seem to be either of the ones diana sujested due to the belly fin

i think it might be one of these
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species_id=2156

the second one

seems to have a chichlid face but colours of a goldfish so i dont have a clue
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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:44 pm

thanks for the help guys, atleast now i know what i have. my tank is not a big one, but i'll be getting a larger one soon...

and thanks again. i'll try to find out about the second fish from other fish fanatics as i too dont have a clue
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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:54 pm

What size tank do you have kausthubh, ans whay else do you have in it?

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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:24 pm

Diane are you P***ss*d
I thought I was the worse speller on here.. hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:28 pm

chez wrote:
Diane are you P***ss*d

Wishful thinking chez Smile

My eyes, brain and fingers just wont co-ordinate today laughing

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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:46 am

My eyes, brain and fingers just wont co-ordinate today


that adds up to being p***ss*d - quick now hide scared sofa



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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:52 am

OY!!! Just coz Mary isnt here doesn't mean you can pick on me you know! tantrum

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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:09 am

just been looking on the net your second fish is starting to resemble a stressed Boliviam Ram
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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:22 am

Nah - ive had bolivian Rams - nothing like it - colours actually very similar to golden barbs - im thinking the second fish is a hybrid
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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:03 am

on second thoughts it could be a Marmalade Cat
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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:41 am

look like a juvi pangasius shark if it is i would remove the goldfish lol as it wil be fish food

also the goldfish is a shubunkin have you been my pet shop by anychance ?
have both of these in stock lol
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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:43 am

yes i am sure it is what i have said aka Paroon shark :

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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:46 am

Ive done some digging today - and I agree with the shark diagnosis

Also - I agree withthe goldfish - the nearest I can tell from my limited resources is called a Nymph - apparently its usually found in the offspring of a fantail or veiltail (basically a recessive deformitiy of sorts from my understanding)

basically its a coldwater not a tropical fish as such but ought to be ok if treated as a sub tropical species (like white cloud mountain minnows)

sorry I cant help more than this - but one of your beasties is now looking for a new home (before it outgrows your tank or befiore itsd tankmate gets hungry Very Happy)

Ownz - if you run a petshop - any chance you can rehome some wayward parents for me Very Happy now that we no londer deport to australia im stuck for ideas Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: please tell me what these are   Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:21 am

thanks Smile
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