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Old 03-26-2012, 07:59 PM   #1 
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Anybody know what kind of tetra this is?

I saw this guy by himself with some glofish in my local petco so I decided to get him and put him with my other tetra's. I know they are school fish and usually need 3 or more of each tetra but he seems to school with my glo tetra and candy cane tetra. I think he might be a priscella tetra but he is different than the ones all the pets stores have as he has shades of green on him, with a shade of red on his tail and an all black eye. The priscella I saw had black pupils inside a silverish white eyeball.

ANy ideas would be a big help. Also anyone know of places with GloTetra and GloFish for cheaper than $9 and $7 respectively.



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Old 03-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #2 
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A picture would be helpful to analyze the fish.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #3 
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Sorry I added the pic....photobucket was taking forever to upload.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #4 
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Red minor, or the Serpea tetra. At PetSmart and Petco their glowfish are 5.00.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #5 
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Looks like a baby version of my Serpea tetra. It could be that.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #6 
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I dont think it is a serpae. They have smaller eyes with longer more defined fins. There is also a longer finned version of the serpae.

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The Serpae and Black Widows are known for nipping because they have longer fins. Unless he is super baby and hasn't grown any of his fins out I don't think it is a Serpae.

Edit: in the 3rd picture it looks closer to a Serpae.

The last picture looks totally not like a serpae though....

Now i dont even know anymore...but I still think its not a serpae.
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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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it is Pristella maxillaris, there is an albino version, which may account for the different colors you've seen


one of the pictures is an albino Black Widow Tetra
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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.
See I was thinking he's a Pristella too but the ones I see have different eyes. He is unique for some reason.
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it is Pristella maxillaris, there is an albino version, which may account for the different colors you've seen


one of the pictures is an albino Black Widow Tetra
Did you read this?? There is an albino form, which has different colored eyes.
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