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Topics for 2013
Topic # Discussion Topic Views Replies No. of pictures Last Reply
6130
Identification of fish from MALTA
Posted on: 30/12/2013 10:40:21

A friend of mine caught the fish in the photo on a sandy beach in Malta today, It was around 35cm long. Can anyone help its identification please. Thank you in advance.
176 4 0 Hi Tonio,...
07/01/2014 17:19:42
By : Joann Glorioso
6129
Need fish ID
Posted on: 17/12/2013 02:02:49

These photos were taken on the "House Reef" of Perhentian Island Resort in Big Perhentian Island - Malaysia in July 2012 during snorkelling. Probably you can help me identifying these fish. Thank you in advance. Karin Schachl
290 2 3 The first to l...
02/01/2014 18:50:49
By : Terry Munyard
6128
Fish ID - photo from Togo
Posted on: 16/12/2013 07:07:01

Hello there, I am looking for help in identifying a fish a friend of mine photographed on a market in Togo. Probably comes from local waters (Gulf of Guinea). If anyone has a clue, your help would be appreciated (our views differ - he thinks it is some ray species, I have seen this fish before but don't know where and it drives me crazy)
157 1 1 Rhinobatos sp....
16/12/2013 22:01:03
By : Pete Liptrot
6127
Current version of FishBase?
Posted on: 03/12/2013 05:21:24

I'm curious as to whether FishBase is currently running the most up to date version online, or if there has been an unannounced change in the status of the family Ptereleotridae. I'm seeing the genus Nemateleotris currently listed as belonging to the family Microdesmidae, not to Ptereleotridae Also the family Ptereleotridae is no longer included in the list of families. Kind regards, Tim Hayes.
142 0 0 No reply
6126
New fish to mee
Posted on: 25/11/2013 01:41:14

HI, I am snorkeling on south coast of Jamaica and have come across an odd fish I have never seen before. It is a little smaller than a football, which has been stretched slightly,leaving the tail quite small for the size of the body. The double side fins are yellow and incongruously diaphanous compared with the bulky nature of the fish. the skin appears to be wrinkled not scaly and run front to back of the fish,with some yellow and mottled dark patches. dark patches. I hope there is enough of a description for someone with more knowledge than me to sort out what kind of dfish this is.
270 1 0 See if it look...
19/03/2014 08:34:05
By : Barb Crites
6125
need help for fish ID
Posted on: 14/11/2013 03:44:26

specimens of fishes were taken last October from Davao City, Philippines. I find a hard time identifying some of the reef fishes. May you can help me resolve this problem. Thank you in advance.
222 1 2 IMG_1120_0.jpg...
18/11/2013 14:16:25
By : Ryan Douglas
6124
I Need Help Identifying This Fish
Posted on: 05/11/2013 05:29:42

Hi All I have been trying to identify this fish (which I have nicknamed the Nike Fish) for a few years now. I took this picture in about 3 metres of water off Tioman Island, Malaysia, in the South China Sea, If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it
251 1 1 That looks lik...
18/11/2013 14:21:27
By : Ryan Douglas
6123
REEF FISH IDENTIFICATION
Posted on: 03/11/2013 08:05:16

THESE beautiful fishes were taken from Sta.Cruz, Davao del Sur, Philippines. But i need experts to identify these. Thanks for dropping by this message.
186 1 2 For the first...
28/11/2013 16:02:56
By : FishBase
6122
Is "pseudogastromyzon changtingensis tungpeiensis" a valid name?
Posted on: 02/11/2013 04:29:19

Someone told me pseudogastromyzon changtingensis tungpeiensis is just pseudogastromyzon changtingensis changtingensis. Is it true?
147 1 0 Hi, On Worm...
13/11/2013 14:32:54
By : Richard BAJOL
6121
Need to identify this fish
Posted on: 31/10/2013 12:55:24

This fish was found washed up on shore jst up from Lake Champlain,Vermont side. It had many rows of sharp point teeth upper and lower. It was about 13 inches long with a semi round head.It's teeth were pointed inward,so as not to lose it's prey. I really would like help in identifying this fish. It looked pretty frightening. If you know what this fish is please respond.
257 1 0 No picture att...
31/10/2013 22:22:18
By : Pete Liptrot
6120

Posted on: 29/10/2013 01:44:37

I have some problems with the identification of this specie. I think this is the case of a Poecilia sphenops but is very similar to a female Poecilia velifera. Can anyone help me in the identificaction, please? This sample data was collected in Lagunas de Montebello, Chiapas.
146 0 1 No reply
6119
Poecilia sphenops
Posted on: 29/10/2013 01:40:50

Tengo algunos problemas con la identificación de esta especie. Creo que este es el caso de un sphenops Poecilia pero es muy similar a un velifera hembra Poecilia. ¿Puede alguien que me ayude en la identificación, por favor? Esta muestra se recogieron los datos en Lagunas de Montebello, Chiapas.
167 0 2 No reply
6118
REEF FISH IDENTIFICATION
Posted on: 27/10/2013 10:44:25

Fish specimens were gathered from Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, Philippines and I am finding a hard time identifying some of the reef fishes. I wish some experts can help me with the identification.
321 1 2 The right one...
31/10/2013 10:28:08
By : Fabienne Ziadi-Kuenzli
6117
Southern tongue sole. C.broadhursti
Posted on: 22/10/2013 02:10:27

I am just wondering if any one on this site can help me with any information about Cynoglossus broadhursti. I can only seem to find the basics like size shape habitat on any online sites. I would like to know more. If anyone can help that would be amazing :)
117 0 0 No reply
6116
Psenes maculatus in mediterrean sea?
Posted on: 20/10/2013 06:13:34

During our last holiday in Almunecar, Spain, I took some photos of a fish keeping close to a mauve stinger (pelagia noctiluca). I tried to find the fish, especially because its behaviour was so interesting. The only one matching its looks and behaviour is a young silver driftfish, but this one should not be very common, especially not in the mediterean sea?
420 2 3 Psenes pelluci...
02/12/2013 19:46:16
By : FishBase
6115
What is this fish?
Posted on: 14/10/2013 05:48:39

Sighted in the maldives... has red pectoral fin black caudal fin black dorsal fin... see the picture - there is a whole group of them. Any ideas?
271 2 1 see page ht...
28/11/2013 17:52:10
By : FishBase
6114
What is 'questionable'
Posted on: 11/10/2013 11:17:26

Hello! Trying to find out what the table means by 'questionable' and what it entails for the growth data?
389 1 0 In FishBase, d...
28/01/2014 15:12:27
By : Rudy Reyes
6113
Identification of fish larvae
Posted on: 07/10/2013 09:53:45

As the coordinator of Larvalbase, I got this request for help from Ryan Mowat, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University: organisms were found in a plankton tow from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain between 500-1000m deep several months ago. As yet no one I've showed has been able to identify them. We did initially think they were Artemia nauplia but know think they are in fact fish larvae. Any help, or even another blog or site you could point me to would be much appreciated.
469 0 1 No reply
6112
Tamil script
Posted on: 06/10/2013 11:43:11

Untill a few months back, I was able to read all the Tamil pages in www.fishbase.org. But now, I could not read from the first page. Please mail as to how I can read other pages in Tamil script
273 0 0 No reply
6111
search freshwaterfish for aquarium by length (size)
Posted on: 06/10/2013 02:34:07

Can anyone help me in Fishbase search please? I'm searching species that can be kept in nano-tanks, so very small species. How can I use the searchpage for this?
205 0 0 No reply
6110
looking to identify this fish
Posted on: 06/10/2013 05:46:06

Caught these in Buzzards Bay Massachusetts. Not the best picture but thought someone would know them.
163 1 0 No picture att...
11/10/2013 19:06:29
By : Pete Liptrot
6109
Triggerfish
Posted on: 02/10/2013 07:25:34

Any idea what this fish is? It was caught at Korean Wreck on Christmas Island, Kiribati a few weeks ago. It was tailing in shin deep water and was caught on a Bonefish fly. Midway through the fight, two other similar fish followed it in and tried to attack. We think it could be a color morph of a Yellowmargin Triggerfish (Pseudobalistes Flavimarginatus). Any ideas?
272 1 1 We have consul...
14/10/2013 14:29:12
By : FishBase
6108
Which Scad? I'm starting over with this question.
Posted on: 01/10/2013 05:32:14

I couldn't get 1st picture to load Taken USVI. Could someone verify this as a Rough Scad? Selar crumenophthalmus Part of a schooling group in the USVI. Water depth about 30 feet but school traveled as shallow as 4 feet around area of rocky shoreline. They all had that strange squared off bit under their chin.
195 2 2 Thank you very...
19/03/2014 08:39:26
By : Barb Crites
6107
Which Scad?
Posted on: 30/09/2013 01:53:40

Taken USVI. Could someone verify this as a Rough Scad? Selar crumenophthalmus Part of a schooling group in the USVI. Water depth about 30 feet but school traveled as shallow as 4 feet. They all had that strange squared off bit under their chin.
154 1 2 The reCpatcha...
30/09/2013 13:57:31
By : Barb Crites
6106
Fish Identification
Posted on: 26/09/2013 02:33:02

I need help identifying the fish in the attached picture. It is from Fuvahmulah, an island in the south of the Maldives and the locals claim that they are only found in the deep coastal waters near the island. (They also attribute a lot of bizarre qualities to the fish's consumption and I want to fact check them). I know the local name and it's Kattelhi.
274 1 1 These look lik...
30/09/2013 21:21:36
By : Pete Liptrot
6103
Kryptoterus bicirrhis (Glass catfish)
Posted on: 11/09/2013 11:34:00

Please, help me, I need infomation of Kryptopterus bicirrhis reproduction
140 0 1 No reply
6102
Kryptopterus bicirrhis (Glass catfish)
Posted on: 11/09/2013 11:29:02

Please, I need information of Kryptopterus bicirrhis reproduction
301 2 1 I want to use...
24/09/2013 01:20:22
By : benita
6099
Need fish identification.
Posted on: 10/09/2013 08:25:35

Hi folks. I recently got a shipment of "rainbow tetra" from Ecuador. The common name is usually associated with Nematobrycon lacortai, which these definitely are not. Any ideas? Thanks. Frank
195 0 2 No reply
6098
please assist in identifying this brain case
Posted on: 07/09/2013 05:19:08

Hi, Can someone please help identify the skull in these images. I found it on the beach in Brooklyn, NY. Thanks! AA
169 0 4 No reply
6097
Looking for fish ID, caught these off Gulf coast in Louisiana
Posted on: 28/08/2013 02:09:59

This past weekend, I used my minnow trap to catch bait in Grand Isle, La. Expecting to load up on Gulf killifish, I came away with much more. I caught seven different types of fish. I've been able to identify all but two fish. I caught them all in a large ditch that drains water from the island into a saltwater bay. I placed the traps right before the water gets to the bay. I'm assuming it's brackish water. I asked two bait shop owners for the IDs on these fish, and they didn't even know. The pics are added below. I added the light brown/dark brown one to my aquarium, and it's definitely a bottom feeder. It hides also, except to feed on occasion. The second fish is a free-swimmer, swimming all over the aquarium. I added three pics of each of the fish. Thanks!
220 4 6 Thanks Pete
01/09/2013 20:07:30
By : Kenny
6095
How do I view the lifespans of fish?
Posted on: 27/08/2013 08:49:14

Hi, What do I need to do in order to view the lifespans of individual fish? Thanks so much! b
168 0 0 No reply
6094
identification query
Posted on: 26/08/2013 10:50:41

can anybody help identify the species in the attached photo which was caught 2 days ago in a sea angling competition off the west coast of Ireland (Connemara) it looks like a small pink eel but no one has caught one of them before in the area. it probably should have been thrown back, but the angler was curious to know what it was.
204 3 1 Looks like a d...
30/08/2013 00:36:35
By : Pete Liptrot
6093
difference between fishbase.org and fishbase.us
Posted on: 26/08/2013 09:50:42

I've noticed some minor differences between the 2, seems that for example a total length of a fish on fishbase.org might be 104.7 cm but on fishbase.us it will be listed as 103.7. Any reason for this?
355 2 0 ok gotcha , th...
11/09/2013 23:36:01
By : Mike
6092
Indian/Pacific ocean fish listed in Atlantic
Posted on: 26/08/2013 09:47:49

When I narrow search to Atlantic Ocean under Information by ecosystem there is a boatload of fish listed that don't range into the Atlantic. Any reason for this? Is it just mistakes or am I missing something?
144 0 0 No reply
6091
Need help with identification
Posted on: 26/08/2013 04:05:44

Taken near Cannes in France (Mediterranean). The "throat" suggests an eel, and morays & congers are common in that area - but the shape of the jaw is very different. Plus the distinctive features of the "fish lure" on the chin, and the small "fin" on the top of the head. We did not see any more than shown in the photos attached
316 2 3 Our conclusion...
01/09/2013 00:55:29
By : Steve
6090
stripped catfish spawning
Posted on: 21/08/2013 11:03:04

Dear All, Does somebody know how to spawn my stripped catfish (pangasius) in my garden pond? What are the conditions this species demand for spawning? Will be grateful for any help Dorgi
448 1 0 You don't...
22/08/2013 00:29:36
By : Pete Liptrot
6089
Need species ID help - Gulf of Mexico, Texas
Posted on: 15/08/2013 02:25:51

August 13, 2013, Texas Upper Coast Thanks in advance
371 1 3 The bird is ho...
19/03/2014 09:16:55
By : Barb Crites
6088
Amphiprion sebae
Posted on: 11/08/2013 08:13:50

Is this clown the Sebae clownfish with the white marks extending onto the fins only we are not sure as it would be with the wrong anemone, or does it also live with this anemone??
175 1 1 Hi Lorraine, I...
07/09/2013 00:09:20
By : Deng
6087
What is this fish?
Posted on: 04/08/2013 03:39:56

Any idea what species this fish is! I have no information other than the very clear photo.
214 2 1 Thanks
05/08/2013 04:04:58
By : omegaman66
6086
Need help on fish ID
Posted on: 04/08/2013 02:06:32

This was taken in Panama City Florida. I was thinking some type of batfish, but cannot find anything close to matching it. I am also guessing this is a juvenile version and the adult looks different? Thanks!
228 1 2 Juvenile Atlan...
05/08/2013 02:30:20
By : Pete Liptrot
6085
What fish is this?
Posted on: 31/07/2013 10:36:03

This mysterious looking fish was caught in our sea water intake screen of my plant located in Port Dickson,Malaysia . Its blind, scaleless and probably packs a nasty bite. Original topic on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151649644339003&set=gm.10151847604027494&type=1&relevant_count=3&ref=nf.
1287 2 3 Hi pete, Tha...
02/08/2013 09:27:03
By : lawrence
6084
Honours topic
Posted on: 31/07/2013 11:55:57

I am doing my Honours on freshwater fish species and their associated traits. I was wondering if there was anyway to get a file that has every freshwater fish species and the information that has been gathered on them.
155 0 0 No reply
6083
What type of fish is this?
Posted on: 28/07/2013 02:21:39

When out spear fishing we encounter this fish and thought it was a good eating squirrel fish.
482 1 2 Since you don&...
29/07/2013 09:42:00
By : Barb Crites
6082
Tanganyika Fish pictures
Posted on: 28/07/2013 12:54:03

II am just working on a booklet (in French) on the fish fauna of the Congolese Northern part of Lake tanganyika in collaboration with Dr. Nshombo from the Uvira Center (DRC). This booklet has the aim to present determination key's and drawings and pictures of the fish occurring in this area. 100 exemplars will be send freely to the field for communities and national agencies in Congo. This booklet has been made after a work done on the field in collaboration of Action Against Hunger, USA to help communities for fisheries.We look to pictures (live, fresh or preserved) (free) to illustrate some species: Trematocara kufferathi Bathybagrus tetranema Lophiobagrus aquilus Lophiobagrus asperispinis Lophiobagrus brevispinis Phyllonemus brichardi Phyllonemus filinemus Limnothrissa miodon Barbus platyrhinus Barbus tropidolepis Labeo fuelleborni Labeobarbus caudovittatus Varicorhinus leleupanus Mastacembelus polli Synodontis tanganyicae Pollimyrus nigricans Of course, photo credits and sources are clearly written and an exemplary of the booklet will be send to people who help us. Thanks in advance.
777 1 0 Reply sent dir...
01/08/2013 16:54:14
By : Aque Atanacio
6081
Mystery fish - Vietnam aquarium
Posted on: 27/07/2013 07:31:22

Hi everyone, I came across this fish in a Vietnamese aquarium (the tank contained wild carp/sturgeon spp.) and was wondering whether anyone could tell me what it was. Generally I'm not too bad with larger aquarium fish species, but this threw me. Anyone have an idea? Thanks
275 2 1 Thanks! I was...
30/07/2013 02:52:04
By : devilfish/Nayer
6080
Mysterious small fish
Posted on: 26/07/2013 01:25:47

I caught this little fish recently in a minnow trap. No one in my area has ever seen anything like this, and I've been unable to identify it for a month. He was found in a canal connected to and alongside a swamp in south Louisiana. It's been living in my aquarium, and I've observed some behavioral traits over the past month. It's a bottom feeder and is sensitive to light. He's hiding in a shaded area 95% of the time and does not attack food. It lets the food come to it. It will occasionally swim from one hiding spot to another, but it never swims freely in the open. I did leave the minnow trap out overnight the time I caught it. Maybe it's a nocturnal fish? I noticed the dorsal fin is unique and reminds me of an Acrossocheilus. But that fish is native to Asia right? Can anyone identify this little guy? I've even set the minnow trap in the same area a few more times and never caught another. Thanks!
551 4 5 Oh wow. Thanks...
30/07/2013 02:58:14
By : Kenny
6079

Posted on: 26/07/2013 06:51:27

well i have fish salmon call chum name is dog fish they have teeth like a tiger fish can tell more about them and a humogo fish i one video them and where they came from
157 1 0 Attach some im...
30/07/2013 00:13:32
By : Pete Liptrot
6078 146 0 0 No reply
6077
Number of fish species
Posted on: 22/07/2013 01:01:31

How many marine fish species How many freshwater fish species How to cite them, academically Thank you
177 1 0 For the citati...
23/07/2013 13:48:02
By : Joann Glorioso
6076
bennymoreno
Posted on: 19/07/2013 11:25:35

hear a another one red fish and torpoa fish
204 2 1 Wow great job...
21/09/2015 13:13:15
By : benny moreno
6075
Meaning of family names?
Posted on: 15/07/2013 04:41:51

Good day from South Africa. I would like to know are there a website where i can get the meaning of the different "Scientific Family names" of fish. Example - what does "Carangidae" mean and where does it derive from? Hope i explain myself correctly.
271 1 0 Try this site:...
30/09/2013 13:40:51
By : Barb Crites
6073
Poeciliid from St. Martin, Lesser Antilles
Posted on: 13/07/2013 10:41:13

I am trying to identify what I'm guessing is a Poeciliid from St. Martin. These were found in a brackish/salt pond. I was wondering if they might be Gambusia sp., but there didn't seem to be significant sexual dimorphism in the specimens we had. Thanks in advance for any ideas!
206 1 2 This may be Po...
14/07/2013 18:00:22
By : Pete Liptrot
6072
What is this little guy from our pond?
Posted on: 13/07/2013 05:25:01

My little girl caught this little 4 inch fish in the pond by our home in upstate NY. The pond is fed by a stream and theres lots of these guys in there. Ive tried to look identify him myself, but hes so little... he looks like a few types and I am not knowledgeable about fish! (unless you count goldfish haha). What is he?
204 2 1 Yes! Thats wha...
14/07/2013 16:15:43
By : Jes
6071
what is this fish
Posted on: 10/07/2013 12:43:21

I took these photos just off a beach in Formentera, Baleares where people regularly throw bread to the fish. I am familiar with the other species I have seen there but this is the first time I have seen this one. It is about 50 cm long, silver, with large mouth and rubbery looking lips. Weight estimated at about 5 - 6 lbs.
266 2 3 Muchisimas gra...
13/07/2013 16:12:37
By : Tony Summers
6069
?Nudi
Posted on: 07/07/2013 04:12:17

Hi Guys This was taken in Layang Layang Malaysia. Does anyone know what sort of Nudi this is, could it be a species of Melibe?
206 2 1 Hi Mike Yes w...
10/07/2013 17:30:24
By : Lorraine
6068
what the name species??what is chrysiptera or juvenile Pomacentrus
Posted on: 04/07/2013 05:13:38

Hello did you know about name of species??the location was taken in Patuno Resort Wakatobi, Indonesia.I have find this species in seagrass and the type of seagrass is Cymodocea. This species have a length to 0-5 cm.. .thx for your help i need this information about name species....
163 0 1 No reply
6065 186 1 0 i want more da...
30/06/2013 00:52:57
By : behnam boroumand
6064
Japanese TV production, searching for "Needlefish"
Posted on: 26/06/2013 10:09:54

Hi, My name is Alexandre, I work for a Japanese TV production in New York. Currently, we are searching about Needlefish's potential. We are trying to find scientific answers for these questions below, and we will appreciate a lot if you can help us to find them. 1. Is there any reason why needlefish has sharp nose ? For predation ? To swim faster ? 2. How hard is needlefish's nose ? And, what they can stab beside human body? Do they can stab a wood board? 3. Are they only rush when they find small fish and lights ? Do they jump for transportation too? Thank you so much I hope I can hear from you Best wish Alexandre Yukio ************************************ Alexandre Yukio Takahashi Broadway caprice Corp. 1650 Broadway, Suite 1118 New York, NY 10019 tel:212-581-1010 fax: 212-581-3277 [email protected] http://www.broadwaycaprice.com ************************************
236 1 1 http://en.wiki...
27/08/2013 13:29:56
By : Eric jiangwei
6061
Turtle identification
Posted on: 16/06/2013 04:55:32

Hi Guys Would anyone know if this is Natator depressus? It is a hatchling and was found on its way to the the sea in the day in February at Yeppoon Beach, Queensland. The reason I am querying this is because they usually have a line of markings along the middle but this one is split by the three together in the middle of the line and I have not seen this before!
205 1 1 Yup, that is a...
20/06/2013 04:18:15
By : Gerrit
6060
Fish id
Posted on: 16/06/2013 02:39:53

Hi Guys Another one for you. These were taken in Tonga, not a good pic, we thought of Razorfish but they look too solid in colour for these, any ideas?
245 1 1 I'm sorry,...
17/06/2013 20:30:12
By : Mike Noren
6059
Fish id
Posted on: 16/06/2013 02:36:10

Hi Guys Any idea's on this juvenile wrasse? Taken at Gullivers, Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth, WA
179 0 1 No reply
6058
Fish id
Posted on: 16/06/2013 01:06:35

Hi Guys another few here. The yellow damsel was taken in Papua New Guinea is this Chromis amboinensis or Chromis scotochiloptera? It just seems to have black tips on the tails and no lines. The green damsel with the black head does any one know which this one is, it was taken at Oyster Stacks, Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth, WA. Not very clear photo's I am afraid!
180 0 2 No reply
6057
Fish id
Posted on: 16/06/2013 12:12:12

Hi Guys Any idea what this fish is, was found in Varkala, Kerala, India. Many thanks Lorraine
187 2 2 #34;an" Or...
17/06/2013 14:58:14
By : Pete Liptrot
6052
Freswater id
Posted on: 12/06/2013 11:27:25

Hi another one for identification from my site, hope you don't mind me asking!
540 3 1 Lorraine, all...
17/06/2013 15:10:21
By : Pete Liptrot
6051
ID
Posted on: 11/06/2013 01:35:16

Hi guys This was posted on our site, I am not very good on identifying freshwater fish, so could you help to identify this one please.
1244 2 1 Thank you
12/06/2013 10:13:59
By : Lorraine
6050
Juvenile reef fish ID guide
Posted on: 11/06/2013 10:46:04

I am about to start a survey project to monitor fish recruitment on reef flats in American Samoa. Does anyone know of an ID guide that exists to assist with these surveys?
167 1 0 This is not my...
12/06/2013 18:29:36
By : Mike Noren
6049
Are mosquito fish an invasive species for my pond?
Posted on: 09/06/2013 02:35:56

Hi everyone, I am building a 40,000 gallon EU swim pond in my yard in CA, Sacremento area. These are new in the US, basically it uses an undergravel bio filter zone with shallow water and plants to filter out the water for the nine foot deep swimming area. There is a wall 18" underwater to separate the two. The plants filter out the nutrients and the pond can support fish if I don't go overboard. The past two years I have had a 100 gallon decorative pond which I added some local fish I caught in a shallow lake to eat the mosquitoe larvae. I had assumed these were just minnows until I caught them all today to empty the pond. They look like guppies with no color or markings! The females are twice the size of the makes and live bearing. Fun to catch 20 little swimming eyeballs in my pond. I went over to Petco and bought male and female guppies and two kinds of minnows and added these to my 20 gallon holding tank. The sales lady told me my fish are likely mosquito fish. According to this website, she could be correct, though the description isn't quite the same. My fish have no spots on their tails and no markings or color of any kind. If anyone knows a guppy shaped fish with no markings, please LMK. It is possible these fish might not be native and added to the lake to control mosquitoes... though I had asked around where to buy them originally and found no info. Does anyone know of these fish in central CA? I was planning to add these fellows to my new pond when it's done in a few months. Then I read that they might be invasive and kill off other species of fish. I had hundreds of tadpoles that these 20 fish with only half adults ate. Last night, I put the last 10 tadpoles in the aquarium, some with legs started, and this morning all but two were eaten alive. The last two are missing their tails, poor things! :( While I'd dearly love to keep my mosquitoes from breeding in my new pond, I don't want to put other fish at risk. Can such a small fish be so destructive? Some of the smaller fish I hope to find are various minnows (as many kinds as I find) and sticklebacks which I also haven't found in this area. These and my tree frog tadpoles are the smallest fish I'd add. If anyone knows how aggressive or invasive these fish are, and if I should avoid them, please let me know! I'm also open to suggestions about fish I can get and where to get them. I know I'd like a few perch and some blue gills, and of course rosy minnows. I'd like bitterlings if a species is around that doesn't need muscles to breed. No gold fish or carp! I just love watching fish and listening to frogs. :) It seldom gets below 30 degrees and won't freeze here. I thought mosquito fish didn't survive water below 50 degrees, but these guys lived in the shallow pond all winter and flourished and are surviving the current 110 degree temps with the water about 98. Anyway, I thought I'd ask before making a mistake in my plans. I'd like this to be as natural and self sustaining as possible with very few fish over 8" long. I don't like having my tadpoles destroyed, but the larger pond should offer enough space for both unless these fish take it over. Thanks for the help! Jen
552 2 0 Basically, yes...
10/06/2013 23:38:50
By : Pete Liptrot
6048 728 1 0 You might be b...
11/06/2013 17:42:27
By : Pete Liptrot
6047 234 3 1 I'd go wit...
10/06/2013 23:00:57
By : Pete Liptrot
6034
Is this Amblyglyphidodon melanopterus
Posted on: 27/05/2013 12:30:02

Hi This was taken in Australia, am trying to find out exactly where, but if this is Amblyglyphidodon melanopterus then it should only be in Tonga, what do you think?
239 2 1 Thank you, hav...
12/06/2013 13:01:47
By : Lorraine
6033
Freshwater fish
Posted on: 26/05/2013 03:57:23

These were bought for a fish tank, the small one was called a flag cichlid and the stripy tail was apparently from the Amazon, would anyone know what these are?
498 2 2 thanks
11/06/2013 16:34:56
By : sam
6032
Wandering Sea Anemone to identify
Posted on: 26/05/2013 03:46:09

Could you tell me what this fish is, it was taken in the British Virgin Islands
220 4 3 Thank you for...
11/06/2013 16:49:43
By : Cress
6029
C ‘Tony’ Tame Domine, Epinnula magistralis
Posted on: 20/05/2013 08:02:24

I would like to report what I believe to be a possible candidate for a definitive largest specimen of Domine, Epinnula magistralis Length 38 inches Width 7 inches Thickness. 2:3/4” Weight. 11 pounds The fish described above was caught at 1,200 feet (in the bottom) slightly north of The Morant Bank by me. I also have a few photos of this specimen. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, Charles 'Tony' Tame
203 1 0 Please send yo...
03/06/2013 13:27:52
By : FishBase
6028
fish diversity
Posted on: 20/05/2013 02:30:48

what is the latest update on the number of fish species in the world? both freahwater and marine.
174 1 0 The best estim...
31/05/2013 02:15:50
By : Mike Noren
6024
I need help to identify this fish
Posted on: 14/05/2013 04:53:46

Hello, the foto was taken (20-02-2012) on cuzomel island - Mexico
226 4 2 Looking at the...
19/05/2013 11:45:21
By : Barb Crites
6023
Help me identify this fish, please
Posted on: 14/05/2013 03:44:18

Hello FishBase, I am from Indonesia, found this fish in Karimunjawa Islands-INdonesia, must be a Chromis spp., but curious about the species name. Please anyone help to identify this? It was single individual, as 10-15cm in length, found in 2-3m deep flat reef and closely stay at the bottom. Thank you so much for any effort given.
185 2 2 I Have been hu...
05/11/2013 18:32:17
By : Terry Muns
6022
how to search "reef fish"
Posted on: 10/05/2013 11:02:12

I want to know how many "reef fish" and "reef - associated fish" are recorded in the Fishbase. But I don't know how to search the key words. Could someone help me?
215 2 0 After you have...
19/05/2013 12:13:19
By : Barb Crites
6020
sustainably caught fish
Posted on: 08/05/2013 11:10:42

Is sea bream - or a special type of this fish - overfished or can you eat it without any reservation?
427 1 0 Probably some...
12/05/2013 23:41:46
By : Max
6019
Caribbean Pipefish
Posted on: 05/05/2013 08:42:57

Hello, The identity of these two pipefish I have not been able to find a match to. Both were taken in about 3 feet of water, in north shore bays of St. John, USVI in the Caribbean. Both have very short noses compared to most pipefish I've found on the Internet except Cosmocampus elucens that looks sort of like the orange-faced one. But my fish's nose is too short for one thing. I can find nothing that looks like the Tiger Stripped one. The orange faced one was about 4 inches long. The tiger stripped on was about an inch long and was floating in the water like a piece of dead sea grass, then settled on the bottom for a time, then floated off again. The orange-faced on stayed on the bottom and moved slowly through the rubble. I would like to add the correct identification to my photos on my St. John Marine Life ID site. Just a snorkler, Barb Crites
307 4 5 It is beyond m...
08/05/2013 18:06:32
By : Mike Noren
6017
Some other shrimp-gobies I'm not able to identify
Posted on: 02/05/2013 01:59:21

Hello, I would like to ask te help of some expert to identify some species of shrimp gobies, taken in North Bali (Tulamben and Gilimanuk) Thank you very much for your help.
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6014
can anyone identify this fish?
Posted on: 26/04/2013 05:11:58

this looks a bit like a gurnard or could be a flying fish species due to its behavior on the surface. i cant find the exact species. It was spotted in Indonesia.
242 1 1 It is indeed a...
27/04/2013 00:19:51
By : Mike Noren
6013
Can anyone identify this fish please?
Posted on: 26/04/2013 05:34:40

This arrived with a box of Atlantic Herring so must have been caught alongside them. Any ideas? It's about 2" long and very bumpy
239 1 1 It is a Lumpfi...
27/04/2013 00:21:22
By : Mike Noren
6012
about Oxyeleotris urophthalmus
Posted on: 16/04/2013 10:11:12

more info and kinds, are the fishes in the jar (formalin) kind of Oxyeleotris urophthalmus?
876 1 2 The fish I can...
27/04/2013 00:23:05
By : Mike Noren
6011
about Oxyeleotris urophthalmus
Posted on: 16/04/2013 10:06:05

more documentation and description,....is this a different one, the fishes are preserved in formalin for exhibition purpose
194 0 2 No reply
6010
fish id
Posted on: 12/04/2013 11:16:05

This was taken at Ningaloo Reef, WA is this Pempheris compressa or another?
456 1 1 P. compressa_...
12/04/2013 21:19:04
By : Mike Noren
6009
ID
Posted on: 10/04/2013 10:55:09

This was taken in Newcastle, Australia, What is it?
251 1 1 It is a blenny...
11/04/2013 15:50:39
By : Mike Noren
6008
Otolithes
Posted on: 09/04/2013 03:52:53

Otolithes de Cynoglossus canariensis
200 0 0 No reply
6007
what fish is this
Posted on: 09/04/2013 06:23:04

found 1st April 2013 on Druridge Bay beach, Northumberland after a storm
250 2 1 It is a very d...
11/04/2013 15:56:17
By : Mike Noren
6006
Anyone know what the fish in the back is? The smaller is a jack demphsey. Can't figure out what the long fish is.
Posted on: 04/04/2013 01:42:21

Inquiry by Chuck Ghames posted in the FishBase Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=158382210983455&set=o.219648211431910&type=1&theater
265 3 2 I agree with M...
11/04/2013 23:14:20
By : Pete Liptrot
6005
Fish in a pond... or is it a larva..??
Posted on: 03/04/2013 02:02:37

Please help me find the id of this larva/fish which I have collected from a small pond in the forest of Fontainebleau, France, to show my students. I would be very grateful...
376 4 1 Thank you very...
15/04/2013 01:18:46
By : Alok
6004
larval fish in inland waters
Posted on: 28/03/2013 02:07:42

What sources of literature to identify larval fish caught in inland waters (flood swamps, rivers, lakes, reservoirs) and by what method? Can you help me and pass it on to me. Thank you very much and I wait soon.
218 1 0 Keys to larval...
01/04/2013 02:16:19
By : Pete Liptrot
6003
id
Posted on: 13/03/2013 04:19:40

Need help identifying another of these Cichlid
239 1 3 It's a mal...
15/03/2013 23:46:09
By : Pete Liptrot
6002
id
Posted on: 13/03/2013 04:18:24

Need help identifying this Cichlid
241 2 1 Thanks for the...
11/06/2013 17:17:16
By : steve
6000
Hillstream loaches
Posted on: 10/03/2013 03:52:26

Do they prefer a well planted tank?
244 1 0 Depends on spe...
18/03/2013 16:53:47
By : Pete lIptrot
5999
Nase, Chondrostoma nasum
Posted on: 09/03/2013 01:21:46

Nase, Chondrostoma nasus, is native to Slovenian part of Danube river basin (rivers Sava, Drava and Mura) but alochtonous to Adriatic catchment area 7river Soča). Thus it is not an itroduced species in Slovenia as indicated in FishBase.
339 2 0 Ch. nasus is n...
17/03/2013 08:59:02
By : etrusko
5997
Swimming modes of Port Jackson and zebra bullhead sharks
Posted on: 07/03/2013 08:19:18

I was told that the Port Jackson shark and the bullhead sharks are thunniform swimmers, but individuals swimming in an aquarium seemed more carangiform than thunniform. Does anyone know the swimming modes of these fish?
218 0 0 No reply
5996
variation in the number of autogenus abdominal ribs in mature Oncorhynchus mykiss
Posted on: 07/03/2013 05:39:34

Novice cook, trying to find the number of pin bones in rainbow trout, so I can be sure I have them all before serving baby brother (he is actually an adult but is paralyzed on one side of his body, making swallowing /choking on/coughing up pin bones a bigger issue than it is for a normal adult.) If I know how many there should be, I can count how many I pull out and be sure I have the lot - but the number seems to vary. Is there any reliable rule, or rule of thumb? (eg. If the fish is 300mm expect say 32 pin bones, if it is 200mm expect 30, or if the fish has 60 vertebrae, expect 40 pin bones) And is it possible that they are not always symmetrical? (the ones I have filleted so far have had equal numbers of pin bones on both sides, as far as I could tell, but we haven't eaten a statistically significant sample of trout - because of the pin bones.) I apologize in advance if this is an obvious question for anyone with a basic knowledge of fish, or if it is something people always ask - I did check the morphology section, and look for a search function on the forum as well as Google, but no joy. Thanks in advance.
678 0 0 No reply
5995
charts, xls, mdb, or any other file about fishes and water requirements is avaiable?
Posted on: 03/03/2013 10:53:48

Hi, I've readen about an old sofware from fishbase that was avaiable in CD-rom, but nowaday, can be downloaded this old version of fishbase software? or the data in separated/independent files? Thanks a lot. Best regards, Daniel
511 1 0 HI Daniel,...
12/03/2013 15:58:27
By : Joann Glorioso
5994
tisk tisk
Posted on: 28/02/2013 02:31:48

you spelled humphead wrasse wrong.
256 0 1 No reply
5993
Please help Identify
Posted on: 28/02/2013 04:50:57

Please help me identify the fish in the background. The fish in the front is a Jack dempsey. The fish in the back is about 5 to 6 inches long.
272 2 0 Hi Jack, Pl...
12/03/2013 16:16:37
By : Joann Glorioso
5992
Shrimp-Gobies Indentification
Posted on: 21/02/2013 11:19:40

Any shrump-goby expert here? I have some pictures of species I am not able to identify. Taken in North Bali, Indonesia. I have many more where I could identify the genus and not the species, so far. Thanks for your help!
300 1 2 We have consul...
26/03/2013 10:59:22
By : FishBase
5991
phycis blennoides
Posted on: 21/02/2013 02:38:46

i need informations about the biology og gadiforms especially phycis blennoides cause i'm a student in marine biology ... please every information will be verry usefull
246 1 0 see: http://ww...
12/03/2013 15:48:04
By : Joann Glorioso
5990
Acanthopagrus experts please!
Posted on: 20/02/2013 12:01:23

As a recreational angler interested in Fish ID I have been wondering which species of bream is being caught on the Oman coast just north of Salalah? These are big by bream standard going up to about 7 kg. See pics attached. I have many more if required. Would really appreciate knowing what species this is.
434 1 2 I think these...
23/09/2013 21:27:51
By : Roddy Hays
5989
What fish is?
Posted on: 17/02/2013 10:10:31

This fish was caught on the Chilean coast, Curanipe in the 7a Region 35°50'12.18"S 72°38'10.93"O aprox.
252 2 1 thanks
22/02/2013 09:55:35
By : Osvaldo Navarro
5988
Which lionfish
Posted on: 16/02/2013 04:09:27

Hi Could this be the Pterois volitans or Pterois andover or something else? The pictures were taken in Lembeh Resort, Indonesia.
340 2 2 Hi Lorraine, w...
14/03/2013 13:45:53
By : FishBase
5987

Posted on: 13/02/2013 04:55:32

This was taken in Thailand, could it be a juvenile Amblyglyphidodon flavilatus if not what could it be?
252 2 1 Thank you
10/04/2013 11:51:51
By : Rob
5986

Posted on: 13/02/2013 03:02:18

This fish was taken at Alona Beach, Philippines, is this a Rabbitfish or a Surgeonfish and if so which one?
1489 1 1 Given that the...
19/02/2013 22:45:14
By : Pete Liptrot
5985
What kind of fish is this?
Posted on: 11/02/2013 03:40:05

I saw this fish at Wal-Mart last night but the person there wasn't able to tell me anything about it (imagine that :) ). I know it's hard to see in the picture, but it wouldn't stop moving up and down the tank. Anybody know anything about this fish? Thanks!
309 1 1 Looks like Tet...
11/02/2013 17:56:45
By : Pete Liptrot
5984
Which fish is this
Posted on: 07/02/2013 04:42:04

This fish was taken of the Florida coast, it looks very much like Semicircle Angelfish - Pomacanthus semicirculatus, but it is in the wrong place! Could it be Blue Angelfish - Holocanthus bermudensis or maybe a hybrid? Or maybe been dropped in the wrong place, can anyone help!
666 2 1 Thank you for...
13/02/2013 15:04:06
By : Rob
5983 2041 2 0 Cite FishBase...
12/02/2013 01:54:19
By : Max
5982
Amia calva
Posted on: 04/02/2013 02:10:25

Hi everyone, I´m searching for an Amia Calva with a max. leght of 20cm. Can somebody help? greedings, Eva
244 1 0 You mean you a...
06/02/2013 07:37:48
By : Pete Liptrot
5981
Fish enzyclopedie
Posted on: 04/02/2013 12:35:43

Hello, i am looking for a actually fish encyclopédie of the world! Can anybody help me?
219 1 0 You found it....
19/05/2013 12:20:44
By : Barb Crites
5980
identify
Posted on: 31/01/2013 04:52:11

can anyone help me identify this fish (New caledonia) : http://www.photos-depot.com/photo-jpg-7791.htm Thanks per advance
512 2 0 Looks like a T...
06/02/2013 07:40:25
By : Pete Liptrot
5979
Trachipterus arcticus in the Mediterranean?
Posted on: 28/01/2013 12:55:48

Hello, A few years ago I was on a holiday with my parents and we've seen a fish wash ashore (but it was stil alive) in the Meditteranean which I think, based on the information on your site, is Trachipterus arcticus. You can check the details here: http://observado.org/waarneming/view/73467082 (if it is in Dutch you can change the language in the upper right corner). On your website you say that there is only one report of this species from the Mediterranean, so when my ID is correct it will be the second I guess ? Can you confirm the ID as Trachipterus arcticus ? Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad English, Best regards, Jonas Pottier, Belgium.
1324 4 1 You could uplo...
05/02/2013 06:36:47
By : Etrusko
5978
bioluminescent fillets
Posted on: 25/01/2013 09:18:16

In the Bahamas, we fequently ate glowing grouper fillets w/ no ill affects. I assume this is attributable to food chain accretian and not to direct cosumption. Any down-side to this? I'm aware of Ciguatera, and size dangers.
511 1 0 Perhaps you ha...
31/01/2013 08:26:16
By : Angela
5977
Opisthopterus tardoore - Clupeidae or Pristigasteridae?
Posted on: 22/01/2013 09:06:32

Hello Here in fishbase it is listed as Clupeidae. In the FAO species guide of the Western Central Pacific it is listed as Pristigasteridae. What family does it belong to? Thanks
248 0 0 No reply
5976
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Posted on: 16/01/2013 01:19:10

If some body know which lake on Alaska has a white fish(Coregonus nelsonii)
254 1 0 Please see spe...
30/01/2013 10:01:28
By : Joann Glorioso
5975
wat kinda fish is this
Posted on: 15/01/2013 05:23:33

i live in el paso tx and my brother took my dog Tiger out for a walk in the desert and found this....
681 1 1 It's the d...
17/01/2013 06:13:51
By : Pete Liptrot
5974 268 1 0 Hi Farzana,...
15/01/2013 10:32:36
By : Joann Glorioso
5960
HELP. Identify this eel for me please
Posted on: 05/01/2013 04:46:53

i need help in identifying this eel. This was caught in the Philippines, particularly is a lake. What I only know is that it's a freshwater eel but i'm not sure with it's scientific name :( i've attached a picture so that you may be able to take a look at it.
329 0 1 No reply
5959
can someone ID this fish for me
Posted on: 05/01/2013 04:29:46

this fish was caught in South East Asia ,catch and release ,can someone identify this fish for me
400 2 1 penta
31/07/2013 18:31:22
By : feri.sabetr
5958
photo attachments cannot be seen
Posted on: 05/01/2013 01:55:59

i've attached pictures to my question but it doesn't show
282 1 3 i like what i...
19/07/2013 23:13:29
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