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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of fish are these???

So, I went with a friend to her dentist today and they had a really awesome tank (although it looked to be very overstocked if u ask me) anyway I took a video of some of the fish and was just wondering what they were. I have seen the yellow and black ones before as well as the striped ones but I dont know what their proper names are. the ones I really liked are the giant orange ones, at 1st I thought they were goldfish but they were more of a salmon color and im pretty sure these are saltater anyway. they have the funniest mouths, its like they dont close all the way and they look surprised all the time (hahahah) there was also a neat looking catfish thing, it was black with orange fins, very cool! I didnt get a very good shot of him though :( and they had a suckerfish type thing but Id never seen that kind before, it was yellow and looked kinda prickly. he was an active little booger, very cute! anyway here is the link to the video, sorry for the poor quality, it was on my phone and the lighting was TERRIBLE!

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The large salmon colored ones are parrot fish. The striped ones are tiger barbs. There's also a fancy goldfish in there and the yellow ones are some type of cichlid. Some of the cichlid folks will be able to identify those for you.

All are freshwater fishies.

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thanks! wonder what the catfish type thing was with the orange fins and the little yellow spikey suckerfish???oh well thanks for the help on the other :)

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Parrot cichlids are a controversial hybrid.
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i watched it like five times and missed the goldfish and the catfish and suckerfish you mentioned every time Sareena, lol.

i THINK the yellow cichlids are yellow labs.

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Defnatly parot cichlids. They are made by selective breeding. You wont find them naturally in the wild. I actually feel sorry for them as they cant close their mouth and are often injected with dyes.

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No there a hybrid. Many have a small throat so eating can be hard.
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I missed the goldfish, too. The sucker fish you're talking about sounds like a bristlenose pleco, tho. The striped fish are tiger barbs and the large salmon-colored fish are blood parrots. The other yellow and black fish are some kind of cichlid and could be yellow labs as Bekah mentioned.

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What an ugly tank. I think the stalk grass is atrocious for a display tank!!

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