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ebalaam
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PostPosted: 2006.02.12(Sun)14:54    Post subject: Lamp eyes? Reply with quote

Does any one know anything about a little fish called "lamp eyes"? I have searched this site and have not as yet, found anything about them. They are a small plain fish with blue reflective eyes and a silver grey body. When I aquired mine they were very small (too small to put in with my other fish)but now are the size of a male guppy without the long tail. Are they cold water fish as some have told me? At the moment they are living in a tank of about 28c the same as my other fish. And do they breed by having live young or eggs? Any info would be welcome.
Thankyou in advance.
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Strider
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PostPosted: 2006.02.12(Sun)14:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a picture? What type of body shape?

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nonamethefish
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PostPosted: 2006.02.12(Sun)15:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are a type of killifish. Many different species/genera go by this term but the most common right now is Aplocheilichthys normanii(spelling may be off). Unless you really know the fish it will be difficult to tell what species they are without good photos for others(not me!) to look at.

They are easy to keep, and lay eggs. Fry need very small live foods. Probably the best way to get more would be to put them in a heavily planted tank.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.20(Mon)12:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen them in stores listed as Lamp Eye Rainbows, but I agree with the previous post that they are killifish.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.22(Wed)20:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... "Lamp Eye." I would say that its the lamp eye tetra, but the blue eyes make no sense, lamp eyes generally have red eyes, here's the gallery link: http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/e_Moenkhausia_sanctaefilomenae.php

Other than that, the killifish explaination makes the most sense
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nibbles
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PostPosted: 2006.02.22(Wed)23:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

That pic ^^ is a red eye tetra..

I've seen lamp eyes listed as tetras and as rainbows, but never killifish..
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PostPosted: 2006.02.23(Thu)13:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is just a theory but it could be a Norman's Lampeye. Check my post about them. It may not give much info but its a start:

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=29629&highlight=
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PostPosted: 2006.02.23(Thu)19:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya,
Look, I am no expert, but it sounds like what we put in dams to kepp them working well here in the Brisbane mountians... the Pacific Blue Eye

http://www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfacts/fish/psignifer.htm

The pictures on that site don't show how pretty they are really, and their eyes are very blue.

hope this helps,
anna
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PostPosted: 2006.02.23(Thu)22:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dontcha just love common names? Laughing

I've never heard of Psuedomugil species referred to as lampeyes but it is possible.
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