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Poecilid Fish.. Unknown Id

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  • #300632

    harnsheng
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    It was named Scarlet on the bag, but i have no idea what strain or species is this. The previous owner told me it’s somewhere between Micropoecilia and Poecilia but im not sure. Anyone have idea?

    Anyway, it’s a really striking little fish.. i love this so much!

    #317229

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    It does look similar to Micropoecilia sp orange line but yours doesnt have the orange spot in the caudal fin

    #317233

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey

    There are a large number of Poecilia/Micropoecilia parae around at the present time. Although Variable Molly is the most used common name for these fish they are sometimes sold as the Scarlet or Red Guppy.

    Regards David

    #317238

    Matt
    Keymaster

    This one doesn’t look like any of the M. picta/parae forms I’ve seen before though. *scratches chin*

    #317240

    harnsheng
    Participant

    Now, that the main headache! It doesnt look like any of those that i’ve search on the internet.

    Resemblance:

    Micropoecilia Orange Line – but mine had full body orange, not just a line..
    Scarlet Endlers – mine doesnt have the dots nor the mini doubleswords of the scarlet

    By the way, my friend (the giver) told me to cull away those that have some dots… and selective breeding on the full orange body. Could it be just Endlers, which are half way through selective breeding? Hmmm…

    #317243

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey

    Very interesting thread we have here. Could be one of many Endlers variants?

    Regards David

    #317291

    harnsheng
    Participant

    David, i think so… but who knows.. perhaps the fry will give some hint. Let’s hope there’s other variant or wild form present in the fries

    #317449

    harnsheng
    Participant

    Here it goes, the male are finally sexually active, and really trying hard to mate all the time. Thankfully, there were 5-6 females for him… wont get too much harassment for each female.

    #317453

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey harnsheng

    From the body movement of the male, and the placement of his mouth, in your lovely photographs I am starting to wonder if you have either a pure or a crossed Gambusia species?

    Gambusia aurata is known as the Gold Mosquitofish so have a look at photographs of this species.

    Regards David

    #317454

    harnsheng
    Participant

    Hi David,

    Gambusia? hmm.. kinda hard to tell but i really dont think Gambusia were behind all these, besides, i dont know any of those Gambusia were bred to this extend. Is there any? would love to see and get some

    #317458

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey

    We shall investigate further.

    Regards David

    #317459

    harnsheng
    Participant

    Cropped out shot of the gonopodium

    Got this from one website, http://endlers.webs.com/gonopodium.htm
    To my eyes, it seems that the gonopodium resembles the endlers. Any idea?

    Attached files

    #317472

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey harnsheng

    I was at an Open Show yesterday. On the bench was a male that matched the one on your lovely photographs.

    I enquired with the ‘keeper’ of the fish, and others I know with an interest in livebearing fish.

    I should have stuck with my first posting as these fish are coming into the U.K. as ‘Poecilia/Micropoecilia parae colour form from Czech Republic consolidators’.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards David

    #317518

    harnsheng
    Participant

    wow.. that’s been a very helpful information. My friend once told me it’s was a micropoecilia, but im kinda doubt it, but now, another confirmation. Hmmmm….

    Thanks David!

    #317520

    Matt
    Keymaster

    It doesn’t look close to any of the described species and don’t think there’s any Gambusia in there either – I’m going for Poecilia sp. ‘Czechii’ with Micropoecilia possibly mixed in at some earlier point.

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