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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Identify This Fish...

I know the pics are not of the best quality... but does anyone know what fish is this?











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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 11:52 PM
 
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Looks similar to what we call a Tanzie in rural Newfoundland With that body...tho it is definately not...not even same color...

I don't know,I would like to know! It looks interesting,is it a "pet fish" or a wild one?
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It is a pet fish... LOL
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-25-2006, 12:24 AM
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It looks familar but I don't know the name. What was it labeled as in the store?




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Nope... store people not a lot of help either... but I really liked it... couldn't contain myself...
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Nope... store people not a lot of help either... but I really liked it... couldn't contain myself...
Was it being kept in freshwater? It looks like it should be in brackish...not that I have anything to back that theory up .

It's probably wild-caught which will make it harder to identify. I'll try and find out, though .




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I asked about it on a fish community and was told it's a spotted peacock eel . Although since the pictures are blurry it's a little hard to tell.




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Thanks! Going to find pics and info about it...

Oh, BTW... I don't know if you remember my Synodontis... but after a year and a half of having him I finally managed to identify what species it is... lol... it's a Featherfin Synodontis. 8)
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Thanks! Going to find pics and info about it...

Oh, BTW... I don't know if you remember my Synodontis... but after a year and a half of having him I finally managed to identify what species it is... lol... it's a Featherfin Synodontis. 8)
No problem. Someone else also said to make sure you have a deep gravel bed since they like to burrow and don't worry if you never see it .

Oh, and congrats on identifying your synodontis, hehe!




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Ok... I did a quick search before going to bed... I think it's a "Macrognathus aculeatus"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastacembelidae
http://www.akvaariokeskus.com/images...puikkokala.JPG

It's definetely a Spiny Eel... but identifying the exact species is harder.... I'll be searching tomorrow for more info about them... I gotta go to bed now... it's 3am and I have to wake up at 7am... yikes!
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No problem. Someone else also said to make sure you have a deep gravel bed since they like to burrow and don't worry if you never see it .

Oh, and congrats on identifying your synodontis, hehe!
I have around 2 inches of river sand, so she should feel right at home... lol... and I also have 3 kuhli loaches that I only see at feeding time and so far this one is using the kuhli's hiding place, I've seen them together under the rocks... lol Note the rocks where she's borrowing on the last couple of pics... that's where the kuhli's live... lol..

Look... part of a Kuhli around the same rocks:
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Dimaris, how is your peacock eel doing?
I just got one myself.
Does yours eat well?

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Dimaris where are you?

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Aww, its very nice .
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Sorry... I was on Florida... I arrived yesterday hehehe

My eel is doing great, he/she lives under the rocks were my kuhli loaches live and gets out to eat every night... he/she did give me a scare one day when I didn't see him anywere... thought he had jumped off the tank... lol... was gone for a couple of days, then I found him back under the rocks... lol.
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