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    Quote Originally Posted by chris85 View Post
    Close it is a sailfin molly. Good algae eater cant verify it being reef safe yet but no problems so far.
    I never saw a sailfin with that bubble guts... The thing I caught and thought was a killifish was probably that minnow. It had that pattern.

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    Poecilia latipinna
    Family Poeciliidae - livebearers

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    Distinguishing
    Characteristics
    Body somewhat deep; head small, dorsoventrally compressed; mouth small, oblique, nearly vertical; color yellowish to olive; dark spots form horizontal stripes on the sides; dorsal fin with rows of spots; caudal peduncle broad, caudal fin rounded, sometime with dark border; females larger and more plain colored than males; males with enlarge long dorsal fin (longer and higher than in females).
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    Sailfin mollies have horizontal rows of spots, gambusia have pigment around scales forming cross-hatching, sheepshead minnows have irregular vertical bars.
    Habitat
    Bays, freshwater
    Maximum Size
    15 cm (6 in), common to 3.5 cm (1 1/2 in)
    Fin Element Counts
    D. 13-16; A. 8 (explain)
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    Poecilia latipinna
    Family Poeciliidae - livebearers

    Fishes PDF updated 12/10/15
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    Distinguishing
    Characteristics
    Body somewhat deep; head small, dorsoventrally compressed; mouth small, oblique, nearly vertical; color yellowish to olive; dark spots form horizontal stripes on the sides; dorsal fin with rows of spots; caudal peduncle broad, caudal fin rounded, sometime with dark border; females larger and more plain colored than males; males with enlarge long dorsal fin (longer and higher than in females).
    Similar Species
    Sailfin mollies have horizontal rows of spots, gambusia have pigment around scales forming cross-hatching, sheepshead minnows have irregular vertical bars.
    Habitat
    Bays, freshwater
    Maximum Size
    15 cm (6 in), common to 3.5 cm (1 1/2 in)
    Fin Element Counts
    D. 13-16; A. 8 (explain)
    Other Common Names
    Previous Scientific Names
    Comments
    State size/bag limits

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    Sorry don't know why it double posted but definitely a molly.

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