View Full Version : What kind of fish is this??


Emily
01-11-2011, 1:57 PM
Ok I am new at the fish thing... I have had a few small fish in very small tanks. I was giving two 30 gallon tanks, one have a 5 year old blood parrot and the other has a blood parrot, and 2 other fish that I am not sure what they are. Can anyone tell me?

Emily
01-11-2011, 1:58 PM
The one fish is a little shy so thats the best picture I could get of him

Acroholic
01-12-2011, 3:03 PM
First one is a gourami and the second is a loach. Can't be sure, but the gourami looks like a giant gourami, and will get very big if that 's what it is.

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-91943544227699_2132_15107903

jhutto
01-12-2011, 3:25 PM
looks like a kissing gourami to me and a loach of some kind

Acroholic
01-12-2011, 3:54 PM
looks like a kissing gourami to me and a loach of some kind

I think Joe is right about it being a kissing gourami.

Emily
01-12-2011, 5:12 PM
Thank you so much for the help. I have done some looking on line and I found a picture of a Striped Leporinus and to me the shy fish looks like this. What do yall think?

hhughes
01-12-2011, 6:54 PM
I'm seconding a kissing gourami and a leporinus fasciatus. Both get large.

Acroholic
01-12-2011, 7:37 PM
Is the leporinus a loach?

hhughes
01-12-2011, 8:08 PM
No, it's not a loach. But they look very similar. The reason I think it's a leporinus rather than some kind of loach/botia is the way the fins look in that photo. Also the body shape, it looks... rounder, I suppose, than a loach would. Also the color is more yellow than most commonly available loaches.

I work at [large chain petstore] and they are commonly sold as tankmates, both being "semi-aggressive".

FYI, kissing gouramis are mostly aggressive to other gouramis. The leporinus are not really all that aggressive, but get large and may eat small fish.