Fish ID needed

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  1. vincentputter

    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    Some type of baby grouper/rock cod.
    You wont keep anything else in your tank as he grows up.
     
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    for some reason i can't see these pics, but if it is a rock cod...
    I collected a small yellow-belly once and placed 2 small (almost same size as grouper) wrasses in the same container - 30min later, one wrasse was dead and the other was gone.
    ...and the rock cod's belly was twice the size:)
     
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    Where did you find it?
     
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    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    Sorry If you can't see the pic's. You can go and see the pics on Photobucket If you want. My photbucket name is the same as on MASA (vincentputter).

    I found the little guy In a rock pool on Amanzimtoti beach.
     
  7. KeeganP

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    Lol I found a yellow belly in toti also.... Don't collect stuff if you not sure what it is... its a pain in the butt! I hope you have him alone...
     
  8. vincentputter

    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    Jip! He is alone in the tank. When I first cought him I thought he was a black clown fish (which is highly unlikely) so I took him home to do some research.
     
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    Cool, I understand, Im just passing on some past painfull experience’s that I had...
    Always nice to learn from others mistakes :)
     
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    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    So true.

    Oh and I did some research and I came up with the name of the fish.



    Common name:Black Rockcod
    Scientific name:Epinephelus daemelii

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  11. SteveZi

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    why would you say it is this fish?

    This fish is only found in the west Pacific - mainly around Australia

    sorry - still can't see the pics but do they even look the same ito markings/colouration?

    have you looked at pics of the catfaced rockcod or the yellobelly(the margins of their fins are white)
     
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    check that pic.......finally proof that drop shot works
     
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    There are a 143 different species of Serranid (rock-cods and groupers) that are found on our side of the Indian ocean. Of these there are at least 30 that are "black with some colours and patterns" when they are small. I know the Catface and Yellow belly rock cods well and your beastie is neither of them. That leaves about 30 other possibilities that are far more likely than one from a couple of 1000 km away in Australia. What I am trying to say is that unless you are keen to chop off it's head and send it in for an otolith ID, the mystery will remain (unless you keep it, feed it all your fish and send me a pic when it is at least 10cm long).
     
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