So you may or may not have read about my baby sterbais, and you may or may not haveseen from my tank logs that I had cleared all of the fish out of one of my 3 20 gallon Amazon tanks. So I had this lovely planted tank going, and nothing in there but pond snails. So I put the baby sterbais in there and called my favorite LFS. "Do you have Lemon Tetras?"
"Sure, we have a ton of them."
So I headed down and poked around and he finally pointed them out to me. They looked quite wan, and (unfortuately or fortunately as the case may be) I didn't recall what the patterning on the fins was supposed to be. (It's a yellow band and a black band, and the top of the eyes is quite red. These weren't like that though). He told me, the fellow who owns the store, that they would yellow up fine under the proper lighting, so I got 8 and brought them home.
So this tank is dimly lit and heavily planted, just the thing to bring out the color in a lemon tetra, but these guys if anything got more and more sparkly-silvery. I spent some time poking around the web and found that I had just gotten 8 Diamond tetras for about half price. They're very young, between 3/4 and 1 inch. They're also the most active fish I have bar none.
So I have kind of fallen on my feet here, since I had planned on putting 8 diamonds in the 110 later this summer. Guess the Lemons will have to wait a while.
A picture, then, for your enjoyment: