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What Is The Name Of That Blue Fish?

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  • #300009

    gasteriaphile
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    I just received by email my Seriously Fish Newsletter. Very nice!

    Whilst looking at the front page I noticed a photo of what appears to my color blind eyes as a blue fish. I will attempt to include that image here and hope someone can ID it for me. No caption on the newsletter.

    Thanks, g

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    #312263

    Reva
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    well, you’ll get the Right Answer here soon…but in the USA it is sold as a Blue Tetra. So I guess “that blue fish ” will do! /blush.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blush:” border=”0″ alt=”blush.gif” />

    #312270

    thelizzious
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    It’s a real beauty, it’s a wonderful little gem. https://www.seriouslyfish.com/profile.php?g…orki&id=569 ( I hope this link works)

    #312272

    dunc
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    QUOTE (thelizzious @ Feb 7 2009, 01:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    It’s a real beauty, it’s a wonderful little gem. https://www.seriouslyfish.com/profile.php?g…orki&id=569 ( I hope this link works)


    Yeah, it’s the K. borki. Click the link above to see a full size picture – really a stunning little fish.

    The captions are definitely something we’ll do next time – in fact I think we had put captions on but they got lost somewhere down the line… /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #312274

    mickthefish
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    it looks like Boehlkea fredcochui, but there are some other Characins that are similar.

    mick
    the knowledge base lists that fish as, Knodus borki ( blue tetra ).

    #312276

    gasteriaphile
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    Thanks Y’all. Very good info which helped me to focus a bit on this fish and others. Common names being the “slippery slopes” they are, I wonder how Knodus borki compares with the other “Blue Tetra” I’ve found which is Mimagoniates microlepis ?

    #312278

    Matt
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    It’s just been reclassified last month Mick mate I only changed it about a week ago. Here’s the Mimagoniates profile gasteriaphile. Should be kept in a slightly cooler tank that one. That’s one funky font set by the way!

    #312282

    gasteriaphile
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    Not to be confused with the other species commonly sold under the name “blue tetra”, Knodus borki , this species is much scarcer in the hobby. It also makes a better resident of the community tank than its cousin, being less boisterous and lacking the tendency to nip the fins of other species.

    Ah! the disadvantages of common names really comes to the fore here. So, there are two entirely different species, in fact in different genera, with the common name of “Blue Tetra”. I think that Knodus is the bluer of the two just judging from the photos. I wonder if they are closely related. They seem to hale from the same general area of South America.

    #312299

    Reva
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    Very nice! Now I am tempted to get some for my tetra tank too! pretty!

    #312318

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (gasteriaphile @ Feb 8 2009, 01:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I wonder if they are closely related.

    They’re both in the family Characidae so quite closely related yup!

    #312319

    gasteriaphile
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 9 2009, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    They’re both in the family Characidae so quite closely related yup! /blush.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blush:” border=”0″ alt=”blush.gif” />
    The family Characidae is very large and encompasses genera that are very different from each other! I am no expert here but there may be sub-families under Characidae, and then within that, genus groups with close affiliations.
    Regardless though, the Knodus seems a very desirable species if one could find it in the trade.
    g

    #312341

    Eyrie
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    The cochu blue tetra is available in LFSs – I have a small group in my community tank.

    #312342

    Matt
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    QUOTE (gasteriaphile @ Feb 10 2009, 03:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Well Matt, not necessarily! /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” /> I’ve kept these tetras and found them to be real nippy little swines although I only had 6 in a 2 foot tank. I suspect they’d be better in bigger tanks in large groups.

    #312344

    gasteriaphile
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 10 2009, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hehe you’re right of course but that still makes them quite closely related!
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    Reva
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 10 2009, 09:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hehe you’re right of course but that still makes them quite closely related! /rolleyes.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:rolleyes:” border=”0″ alt=”rolleyes.gif” />
    Dont want nippy little swines
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