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Postby boxerbill77 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:14 am

Hi all. Im new to aquariums. First tank I set up is a 55 gallon. I have a question. I was sold this fish last night as a ( correct me if im wrong) Golden Compressicep.. He is all white, and looks like he is getting some tiger like black stripes on his body. Im told he will get gold in color, with blue eyes. He is currently about 4" long. Can someone show me a pic of what this guy will look like?

My set up is a Aqueon 55 gallon with Aquatop CF 300 canister filter with the standard Aqueon HOB 75 filter as well.
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Re: Newbie here

Postby boxerbill77 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:15 am

Im trying to post a pic of what this guy looks like currently but cant figure out how to do so.. Working on it as we speak.
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Re: Newbie here

Postby boxerbill77 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:32 am

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Re: Newbie here

Postby Fogelhund » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:37 am

It would appear as though you have been sold a Petenia splendida. They grow to 16". Not the right fish for your tank, not to mention it will eat all of your tetras. You've got a weird stocking mix, of some incompatible fish. Which ones are the ones you'd like to keep the most?

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... hp?id=2328 <- Profile to your fish.
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Re: Newbie here

Postby boxerbill77 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:27 am

He is suppose to be known as the Golden Snook... This is what my fish store is telling me... Does that help?
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Re: Newbie here

Postby boxerbill77 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:31 am

Im new so I threw a bunch of cheap fish in there. From what im learning though, Im liking the African cichlids even though I have a south American cichlid in the tank as well ( red spotted golden severum). im told the neon tetras and small cheap fish I purchased will be gone when I get home.. I learned not to waste money on the $2 $3 $4 fish
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Re: Newbie here

Postby Fogelhund » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:44 am

boxerbill77 wrote:He is suppose to be known as the Golden Snook... This is what my fish store is telling me... Does that help?


I've already told you what the fish is. :wink: It isn't African either...
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Re: Newbie here

Postby boxerbill77 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:00 pm

I guess im going to take him back or give him away then. He was only $20 thanks for your help good sir :thumb:
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Re: Newbie here

Postby punman » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:19 pm

Also, if you could when you post, put something more meaningful in the topic line. Don't just say "Newbie Here", say "Need Help With Fish ID".

I don't mean to be critical but you will get more helpful answers from knowledgeable people that way. On busy days everyone does not have time to open every post.
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Re: Newbie here

Postby DJRansome » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:54 pm

Welcome to Cichlid-forum! I'll move your post to General Aquaria.
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