Found In Lake...Are They Guppies?

Marisha_1973April 9, 2005

This is the only "OK" picture I could take, I don't have a great camera for taking aquarium pictures. But the female is in the foreground and the male is in the back.

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jimkpaph(z4CO)

They look like Gambusia to me. A livebearer native to North America

    Bookmark   April 9, 2005 at 9:37PM
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oceanbubbles(Newport Bch CA)

looks like a molly or platy to me

    Bookmark   April 27, 2005 at 6:06PM
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birdinthepalm

If they are tropicals that were recently released in a lake in your area (Oregon, from your profile?) I'd think the water would soon be too cold in the lake if not already so, and they wouldn't survive those cold water temperatures through the winter most likely? I can't tell you what fish they are for sure, but I think if it's a case of someone releasing an "exotic" species thinking they'd survive anywhere where there's fresh water, and they're not to bright.
On the other hand "exotic" fish in the wrong places here in the U.S. can pose serious problems for our native wildlife and aquatic life especially!! What's the name of those "exotic" fish that are really a worry to environmentalists since they've been found in several locations in U.S. lakes and evidently those can leave the water on occasion and move a fair distance over land to the next bit of water or even rivers?? I'd say walking catfish, but I'm not sure it's the same species?

    Bookmark   November 13, 2005 at 8:34AM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

Does the Dept of health in your area release mosquito fish every year? Sandy

    Bookmark   December 17, 2005 at 3:31AM
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phoenix28(MI)

it looks like a female guppy to me...i just started rasing them so im no expert....

    Bookmark   July 29, 2006 at 2:25AM
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fishman101

the fish you were talking about that leaves the water from time to time is called the snake head and are banned from the US now not to say that arent here.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2008 at 10:01PM
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ladyblues1965

they are mosquito fish. A live bearer like mollies and platty's and great for a pond with koi keep mosquitos down and provide food for koi with their fry.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 7:24AM
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