99% of People can't name these Exotic Fish from one image. Can you?

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Many people love to decorate their tanks with colorful exotic fish from all over the world. Think you're a fish expert? Well, prove it! Take this quiz and see how many fish you can name from just one image?

Which exotic fish is this?

The whitespotted surgeonfish lives in Hawaii and is an Indo-Pacific surgeonfish. It's a pretty fish to watch with its bright yellow tail with black tips, and grey body with white stripes and dots.

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The blue acara is a great choice for new cichlid fish owners, as it is fairly easy to take care of. They reproduce easily, and just need quality food and water.

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The spotted raphael catfish is also known as the spotted talking catfish, due to the clicking sounds that it makes with its shoulder and fins. You will likely hear these clicks when taking it out of its tank.

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The longfin dace is native to Mexico and the United States. Among the places where it lives in the U.S. include the lower Colorado River drainage, New Mexico and parts of Arizona.

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Some group the blueback herring and alewife together and call them both a 'river herring.' However, the two are different from each other. One way to tell them apart is by the color of the dorsal surface.. It is blue-green for the blueback herring and bronze for the alewife.

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The alewife can also be distinguished from the blueback herring by the color of the adnominal cavity. The alewife's is pale with light spots and the blueback's is black to pale.

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The roanoke bass is a sunfish that looks similar to the rock bass. How can you tell the difference? The sides of the roanoke bass have finer scales and little to no scales on its cheeks.

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The black bullhead is native to the mid-west and parts of the southern U.S. It was first used as a food fish and for fishermen to catch.

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How can you tell the difference between a male and female bowfin? Males have a dot with bright orange around it on their tail. females do not.

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The midas cichlid is from Central America a common fish for aquariums. But watch out! It is aggressive by nature and will fight other fish.

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The climbing perch is from southeast Asia, and will walk or climb to a new pond when the one it's in dries up. It's believed that they can even climb low trees!

Which exotic fish is this?

The shortfin eel can be found in New Zealand and the South Pacific. They vary in color. Some are completely yellow. Others have a silver hue.

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Rocky reefs and kelp forests are where the sargo likes to live. They are a type of fish called 'grunts,' and are the largest of this group, growing up to two feet long.

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This fish lives in reef slopes, drop-offs and near coral reefs. It will live and swim in groups or by itself.

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If you're going to get a clown loach, beware that you'll need at least a 100 gallon tank. This Indonesian fish can grow to be one foot in length, so it needs a large tank and multiple feedings a day.

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The albino cherry barb was bred in captivity, and is the white version of the red cherry barb. They can be nervous around other fish, but are not aggressive, so they are fine to have solo or with other fish.

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Red marks near its gills give the bleeding heart tetra its name. Want to have this fish in your aquarium? Simulate this fish's natural environment by putting driftwood and rocks in the tank, and make sure the water is slightly acidic.

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The blue gourami gets its second name, the three-spot gourami, because it has three spots on its body, one of which is its third eye. Did you know that when this fish's mood changes its body color does too?

Which exotic fish is this?

The brick red swordtail fish is popular for aquariums because it's easy to take care of, strong, and has a pretty hue. Make sure to put plants in the tank, to prevent the fry from getting eaten by their parents.

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Want to see this fish's colors in action? Light up your aquarium and the orange, sliver and blue hues will make this fish look like a fiery volcano!

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From the river basin of the Amazon, this fish is tough once it grows to be an adult, but is delicate while young. To keep it alive, vary its diet and change the tank water often.

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The red marlboro discus is a peaceful fish, but it takes skill and work to care for. It requires meat for food, special water filtration, and much maintenance to breed.

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When two of these fish are together, they will swim side by side. The dwarf gourami is peaceful and has beautiful color. They can have orange, silver, yellow and turquoise hues.

Which exotic fish is this?

From the Niger River, this black fish has an extended mouth that looks like a long nose. It uses this unique feature to keep off predators, to find food and to communicate.

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The red zebra danio was bred to become the 'glofish,'which glows in the dark in order to find pollutants in the environment. They are constantly fluorescent by absorbing light and re-emitting it.

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The gold sailfin molly is a great fish to have in your tank with other peaceful fish, since it is peaceful and easy to get along with. They are from North America and like to live in well-planted environments.

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This tiny silver fish grows to be only 1.25 inches long. Its name comes from the flattened, hatchet looking part of its upper body.

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If you want to have multiple puffer fish, make sure to have a large tank, as they need 30 gallons of water per puffer. Also beware that the puffer is aggressive, and has a hard time getting along with other fish.

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The red tail shark is somewhat aggressive and must not be in the same tank as other sharks. It is an eye-catcher, with its red tail, black body and white-tipped dorsal fin.

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The rosy barb lives well with other fish, but needs care when spawning because the adults will eat the fry. These fish have easy to please appetites and will eat almost anything.

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With a red body and black tail and fins, this fish is simply a different color version of the platy. Easy to care for -- and good breeders -- they are a no-worries fish to add to your tank.

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The redtailed black variatus is a great fish for beginner fish-owners, since it is sturdy, easy to care for and can live in 10 gallons of water. Did you know that unlike many other fish, the redtailed black variatus gives birth to free-swimming offspring?

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This small carnivore likes to eat insects and small crustaceans while living in the wild. They live best in acidic water and breed by laying eggs.

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Did you know that the Chinese consider the Asian Arowana to be a symbol of good luck? This is because of its bright red color and scales that look like coins.

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The datnoid's habitat is brackish and fresh water. It can be found in Thailand and Indonesia. Brackish water is water that is between fresh and sea water in salinity.

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Did you know the Axolotl is not a fish, but an amphibian? It's a salamander that lives solely in the water, unlike other salamanders that live on land in the water. You pronounce this fish's name 'ACK-su-LAH-tuhl'.

Which exotic fish is this?

The flowerhorn has a large, circular puff, that is simply a fat deposit, protruding from the top of its head . There is usually a black dot on the dorsal fin of females, and none on the males.

Which exotic fish is this?

Oscars are a cichlid that come from the Amazon River basin. Other names for this fish are marble cichlid and velvet cichlid.

Which exotic fish is this?

Glassfish live in brackish waters and are good companions to archerfish and platys. Why is it called the glassfish? Looking at this fish makes you feel like you're looking through a glass window to the inside of its body. Its body is transparent, allowing you to see its organs and bones.

Which exotic fish is this?

The reedfish, or ropefish, is a long, thin, pencil-shaped fish that looks like an eel. It comes from Africa and is also called the snakefish, since it looks like a snake.

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These fish are large so, if taken as a pet, they live in backyard ponds. They come from the Yangtze River in China, and are used to living well in cold water. They eat algae and get along well with koi fish and other pond fish, making them pretty and easy additions to your backyard fish collection!

Which exotic fish is this?

These fish, contributing to the American cichlid type, are very extensive in number. Some of them include the convict, Jack Dempsey and firemouth cichlid.

Which exotic fish is this?

These fish live near rocky shores on Lake Malawi, and are also known as 'mbuna,' which means rock fish. They are very colorful, small fish that are popular for pets because they are easy to care for and pretty to look at.

Which exotic fish is this?

Also called the pink kisser and the kisser fish, they are a pretty silver-pink color and have large lips that they often purse. Males fight using their pursed lips!

Which exotic fish is this?

The guppy is a small and colorful tropical fish that is popular for aquariums. They come in a vast array of colors and patterns, making them fun to watch.

Which exotic fish is this?

The body of a clown knifefish closely resembles a large knife or a filet knife. Clown featherback is another name for this fish.

Which exotic fish is this?

The South American leaf fish is an excellent predator and impersonator that has remarkable camouflage markings. It drifts in the water, like a dead leaf, then catches prey up to 35% its size!

Which exotic fish is this?

The scat is a beautiful, tropical fish with a rounded body and dots all over its body. It can be sliver-brown or silver-green. it is also known as the Argus fish.

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