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nightrue
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« on: February 03, 2008, 07:48:38 PM »

I've recently recieved a fish from a friend. I don't know it's species or how to take care of it. He's about 1.5 inches in length, Large pelvic fins, small pectoral fins. Vertical stripes everywhere except for caudal fin. Lives in Brackish water, with normal conditions. Highly inquisitive nature, also highly active. Hasn't visibly eaten for about a day, which is the same day i got him/her.
Please, any info on this cute little fish would be much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 07:49:04 PM »

Sorry for the double post, but I forgot the pix.
Again, any info at all would be much appreciated!

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 07:58:53 PM »

I wanted to say archer fish but by looks alone, I want to say juvie datnoid.

It's either, I can't tell.

An archer will need a large tank, a datnoid will need a public aquarium.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 08:06:11 PM »

AH HA! It is a Datnoid! Doesn't like pellets, flakes or worms, but it will eat young fish! It just went on a littler hunger strike!
Thank you very much! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Thanks you very much!!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 08:36:14 AM »

Ohhh my!  That is a 1-2 foot long fish!  What size tank do you have it in?  I am not sure that is a gift, its more like a "how can I get rid of this brewing problem?" 

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/predatory/datnoid.php

I found an article about feeding them, I don't think you are the only one that has had trouble getting them to eat.
http://aquaticpredators.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=7224
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