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Forgotten Names #1
Been going threw my tank trying to list all my fish. Got most of them but have been unable to remember the names of four different fish. And have not found them in any of my normally reliable tropical fish books.
Be very much appreciated if anyone could help me.

1st i have 3 of these cat fish, they are very fast movers, when i first got them they were almost totally black, but now have gone a lot lighter in color.
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2nd, this little fish i got when i asked the guy in the shop for some orange tetras, he some how got mixed in.
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3rd, I have 4 of these fish, really like the color of them, just cant rember there name.
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4th, Also have four of these fish, just cant rember there name.
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Re: Forgotten Names #2
top one is a syodontis posibly featherfin according to sparky

next one down is a chery barb

and the third maybe an x-ray tetra if its not those tell me n ill have a look in a book:-p
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Re: Forgotten Names #3
or buenos aries tetra
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Re: Forgotten Names #4
i think sparky's right, top one looks like featherfin catfish, synodontis eupterus
lots of pics here to check:
http://www.mit.edu/~lxs/cichlids/featherfin-cat.html
think the bottom one is a buenos aires tetra
pics here to check:
http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/Fishindx/tet-bair.htm
and the one above that is the x-ray tetra
pic here to check:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray_tetra
think the cherry barb is male
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Re: Forgotten Names #5
woo im right
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Re: Forgotten Names #6
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Re: Forgotten Names #7
thank you very much guys, i cinda guessed at the middle two, just was not sure as there pictures didnt quite match what i had in me book. Thankz again!!
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Re: Forgotten Names #8
The top one I'm sure is a Synodontis Eupterus - I have two in my Juwel 180 and can remember when they were that small
They grow quite big - lovely fish but one of mine bullies the other at feeding time They mostly live each end of the tank to keep away from each other, however when I'm cleaning the tank (water change etc) they both 'huddle' up together
Had ours well over a year now - we put some glowlight tetras in a few months back (about 6 of them) they depleted each day until we could not find any
The lads at our lfs were 99.9% sure that the Syno's had eaten the glowlights during the night That's the only explanation anyone of us could come up with - they are hooligans, but great fish.
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