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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. I and some friends went to a rice field rivulet today to catch some guppies for my red eared slider turtle. But these are what we caught.



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Guppies and platies are very common here, and they are used as feeder fish. I have seen a lot of guppies and they are 1.5 inches at most, but these fishes that we caught are just colossal. Some are .5" bigger than the ones shown in the picture. The kids living in near the rice fields said that they are live breeders. They look like oversized guppies, and act like them too. Right now, in the tank where i placed them, the males are courting the females, like regular guppies do.

What are these? Its the first time I have seen giant guppies here in the Philippines.
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Whoa, those are huge. I have no idea what they are though...

So, no giant snack for your turtle then?


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Whoa, those are huge. I have no idea what they are though...

So, no giant snack for your turtle then?
lol. Their heads are bigger than my turtle's! There were juveniles small enough for my turtle to eat. The children call them "butod", or beer belly in english. All that we caught had deflated tummies. They must have just bred recently before capture.
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Sorry for reviving this very old thread! But now I know what these fishes are. They are limias.

I'm so surprised to know that there are limias in our polluted man-made water ways! Time to make hybrids! :P
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