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    Hi guys, I hope I'm posting this in the right place, if not, please correct me.

    Any way, I was hoping someone can help me identify a fish I bought a couple of days ago (I know what I hope it is). Any way, here's a brief description of it:
    Length: At the moment about 2.5 cm, although I believe its gonna get allot bigger?
    Behavior: It's swimming up and down the tank the whole time (was hard to get pics!). Only stopping for a half second at a time, resting on its fins. Seems peaceful, has not looked aggressive at all.
    Diet: I have not seen it eating anything now for 3 days (is this thing running on perpetual energy!)

    Here's the pics I took, I apologize for the mediocre quality, I took the pictures with my Ipod. [​IMG]
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    Hope I got the image posting right...
    Thanx in advance for the help, Cobus
     
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    Its a Nannocharax species. Maybe fasciatus or brevis. It is a contaminant in wild tetra imports. They are nice little fish but considered too "drab" for the trade in general. I got about 5 some years ago, fishing them out of a cardinal tetra import from Venezuela. They don't get very big and also don't seem to live long.

    Enjoy it while it lasts.
     
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    Thanx for the reply, I saw a lot of people were viewing and not posting, so I figured the photos are to crap. You sound right though, as I found this guy hiding underneath a leave in a LFS. It came in with a shipment of otos...Ai, I was hoping its an SAE...Can't find them in the Western Cape and thought I got lucky. BTW, I bought a couple of otos as well, didn't know they were this playful! One of them even play with my panda cory's...

    Again, thank you for the help, Cobus
     

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