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oh nice. i'm going to look at my other lps before long i'm sure. i only have two pet stores (i know of) near me. $4.88 is a better price. 6 bucks is even a good price imo.

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It looks more like a Pristella Tetra to me, just a stressed one. Serpea don't have markings like that young or old.
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oh nice. i'm going to look at my other lps before long i'm sure. i only have two pet stores (i know of) near me. $4.88 is a better price. 6 bucks is even a good price imo.
If I spend more than $5 on a fish I will stalk that fish at the pet store for a whole week lol
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I might be able to rehome the 2 red tetras i have(silverish red color)

I see that they need to school but the first pet store said all species will school together so I bought a bunch. Then I got home and read up they need 4-6 each but some people say 3 of each will work? Its quite confusing. The pristella one seems to school with the rest of them and is eating like a mad man. The red cherry barbs and glo tetras are swimming about no problem as well.
Pet shops and their lies *shakes head*. At least 6 is recommended for a proper school. They won't die with less but they won't be nearly as happy (and stressed fish are more likely to get sick). They will school with others because they need that security, but their first choice will always be their own kind. In the wild they school because the larger your school is, the less chance you as an individual fish have of being eaten.

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Pet shops and their lies *shakes head*. At least 6 is recommended for a proper school. They won't die with less but they won't be nearly as happy (and stressed fish are more likely to get sick). They will school with others because they need that security, but their first choice will always be their own kind. In the wild they school because the larger your school is, the less chance you as an individual fish have of being eaten.
Thanks for the info....Yea I will see what I can do...If I can get another 20 gallon high tank, I have a top that I could use and could set up another tank. Right Now I want my fish to be happy so I am hoping they will be fine. I really like that albino Priscella tetra as his personality is awesome, and the glo tetras are amazing as well. They haven't been nipping at one another which I guess is a good thing. If I get 2 more Priscella and 1 more glo tetra, would that be too much for this tank?
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It wouldn't be too much for your current tank, but it also wouldn't be enough for your tetras...if you could get that extra 20 gal that would be perfect. :) You could have two very attractive tetra tanks. :)

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