identification

  1. E

    Help ID these Bichirs ?

    Can someone help me ID these Bichirs ? Saw them at my LFS and not quite sure which type they are. Thanks in advance !
  2. S

    Hybrid Red Tail? Does anybody know? Pics attached

    This guy was labeled as a Red Tailed Cat, but he has some features that I discovered were different from Red Tails. He has spots running down the side of him, as well as on his dorsal fin. Dorsal fin looks much different in shape as well. His colors are also duller than a typical red tail. He is...
  3. T

    Polypterus ID?

    So I got this fish at the fish store and it was sold to me as a polls bichir, it obviously isn’t which is super sad but it also looks much different than all the Senegal’s I own. It has a bit of mottling throughout his color and his belly is much more yellow that my almost light tan Senegal’s...
  4. R

    Need help identifying rays!!

    Hey guys, need some help identifying these rays! Im new to keeping rays and want to be sure these are pure black diamonds and not just hybrids. I’m purchasing them as pure mid grade bds. I know it can be hard to tell, but any insight would be greatly appreciated 🙏
  5. V

    Serrasalmus Rhombeus? (identification) + Elongatus

    Hello everyone. Couple of months ago, i bought a Serrasalmus, it was listed as a Diamond Rhom. Knowing there are many variants i'm not 100% sure about it. So if anyone knows what fish is swimming in my tank? Could it be a spilo? Also got myself a Elongatus today, bought in the same store...
  6. Rayfishowner

    Datnoid ID?

    Hey I posted another thread regarding datnoids and angelfish, but I feel like this thread may get me better results for datnoid species identification. Pardon me if I am making too many threads! Can anyone identify this datnoid? I’m a beginner so any tips on how to identify datnoids will be...
  7. Jjiang00

    identification of this awesome bichir?!

    Hi, I came across a spanish youtube video and made an entire account to figure out the identification of this bichir I’ve circled in red: I can’t tell if it is a Delhezi or Endlicheri or maybe even something i’ve never heard of. Anyways, if you could help me id this bichir for my 435 gallon...
  8. N

    What kind of lizard is this?

    Hi. Can I ask for some help for species ID? My friend ask me what kind of lizard is this (the longer one with black metallic head). I don't have any idea either of the genus or the lizard origin. Sorry for the low quality image and thanks..
  9. silverrhino8

    Need Help Sexing a Red Texas Hybrid Cichlid

    Hi Everyone, I have this Red Texas cichlid (Blood Parrot x Texas) and I can't tell if it's female or male. It's 7 inches in size and no nuchal hump. So I'm pretty certain it must be female but thought I'd post here and ask around anyway.
  10. Cichlids keeper

    What type of Black Nasty is this one?

    I know there are two types of Black Nasties, but I can't tell which types this one is. If anyone know please tell me.
  11. U

    Compatibility questions + please help identify + Bala Shark in 70Gal?

    Hello, I have an ***h0le blue texas (25cm) and a common pleco(30cm) in a 45gal (obviously a nano tank for this fish, I know, please don't trow rocks at me, I water change religiously) with a bunch of snaks (guppies). I'm buying a 70 galon this weekend as an upgrade. The problem is , there...
  12. mattybecks

    Asian Arowana ID

    So I managed to get an Asian Arowana from a fish wholesaler in a little emirate here called Ajman. (next to Dubai/Sharjah). I have never seen such a variety of fish before, or prices like these. There are pretty much no restrictions on what you can get. Anyway the guy told me the Aro was a new...
  13. Jacob._.merc

    Fish gender help

    greetings again, I have a 6 inch Fossorochromis rostratus and I am having a bit of trouble identifying the gender. It has female coloration right now but I've seen some males with the same coloration. If it could be a male, how long does it take for it to get that bluish color? If it is female...
  14. A

    Are they cichla monoculus, ocellaris, orinocensis or kelberi?

    Hello guys and in this way I want to tell you that I'm very glad that I found a forum where I can really learn because in Romania there are not many keepers of monster fish or especially american cichlids. I have a question that's been bothering me for a couple of months and I can't find a real...
  15. J

    True or False Tirginus?

    I found this little guy for sale, and wanted to know if it was the real deal. They have him listed at 200$
  16. W

    Identify this species of Ray for me

    Saw these 2 rays at a LFS. They were $500 each and was in a freshwater tank. Could anybody identify them for me?
  17. AlexCR

    Weird Spots on fish

    Hi everyone. This fish is in a communitarian thank with some American cichlids. First I would like to know if this is an Mbuna, and second, those brown marks in all his body wasn't there according to my colleges. It is a disease or it is normal on them? i assume due to the setup of the aquarium...
  18. Jacob._.merc

    Cichlid identification

    Can anyone identify this cichlid? I know it's an African cichlid, at the store it was labeled under it's scientific name but I of course forgot it. Any ideas? Never seen one like it before.
  19. cichlidsickness

    Vieja ID

    Picked these up as vieja argentea at the 1 inch size from my LFS. Quickly realized they werent argentea when i noticed the red tint on the tails. Theyre about 4 inches now. Im thinking hartwegi? Im not sure since ive only kept viejas once! First 3 pics are the same fish. Last 2 pics are...
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