Anyone know what kind of tropical fish this is?

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Posted 9th Nov
Bought some fry the other week, thought they were all guppies but 3 or 4 of them are these fish shown in the photo. look very similar to guppies, but swim faster and have a black stripe running underneath them and have a large long fin at the bottom? Also got a green metallic colour above their eyes.

Cheers

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Sorry photos not that brilliant. They swim too fast to capture
Struggling with that picture, its body shape looks similar to a guppy.
Cant you record a video then when they're closer and still for a second, pause video and screen shot image
Mark_Hickman09/11/2019 15:27

Struggling with that picture, its body shape looks similar to a guppy.Cant …Struggling with that picture, its body shape looks similar to a guppy.Cant you record a video then when they're closer and still for a second, pause video and screen shot image


I'll try
Could be a type of Tetra.
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Still not brilliant
Edited by: "steevieboy4u" 9th Nov
Green above eyes

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Looks like a guppy or molly difficult to tell due to poor pictures
cmdr_elito09/11/2019 16:01

Looks like a guppy or molly difficult to tell due to poor pictures


It's definitely not a guppy. Very similar before it got the black stripe from its face all the way underneath it. It's also got a really long fin almost half its body at the bottom.

Sorry for crap photos.
Have a look at sword tails or platy

Very difficult without a decent photo lol!
Edited by: "cmdr_elito" 9th Nov
cmdr_elito09/11/2019 16:06

Have a look at sword tails or platyVery difficult without a decent photo …Have a look at sword tails or platyVery difficult without a decent photo lol!


It's not a sword tail. Its tail looks like a female guppy. It's it's anal fin that looks like a sword and it's half its body length. They've also got the black stripe running the full length underneath.

Also not a platy as they're much chunkier.

Been looking at photos on internet for ages and still can't find out what they are
Platty all day long. ‘ they breed very well and give birth to live birth fish ‘ about 30 to 40 at a time ‘ only a few will survive as they are mistaken for food by other fish and get eaten
Edited by: "scaffolder" 9th Nov
scaffolder09/11/2019 16:26

Platty all day long. ‘ they breed very well and give birth to live birth f …Platty all day long. ‘ they breed very well and give birth to live birth fish ‘ about 30 to 40 at a time ‘ only a few will survive as they are mistaken for food by other fish and get eaten


Got a photo of the type your talking about so I can see if its the same? Cheers
When I get home I’ll take one and a few babies
Have a look Here
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Platteys come in all sorts colours
mongrel
Endler maybe?
Looks like a Iridescent shark
scaffolder09/11/2019 17:52

[Image] Platteys come in all sorts colours


Had Plattys in the past, this is the wrong body shape. Looks like a female guppy apart from the long anal fin and colouration
Sword X platy maybe, they can be long bodied, kind of guessing on them being other livebearers.
Maybe it's an unusual guppy variety
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