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Old 11-17-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
 
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a mystery tetra

They gave me a couple of these together with black neons today. Looks like beacon fish, doesn't it?
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
 
Looks like a red ey tetra.

http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/ch...edeyetetra.htm
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:32 PM   #3
 
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Bob, it isn't a red-eye tetra. The appearance looks totally different. I've never seen a Hemigrammus ocellifer with a black spot in the middle of the flank. Any close-up pics, Mirta?
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:35 PM   #4
 
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that is a head and tail light tetra
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:09 AM   #5
 
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I'll try a close up today. I am really curious, besides I want to find some more of theses in shops to make a school for them. :)
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:16 AM   #6
 
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that is a head and tail light tetra
agreed it is definatly a Hemigrammus ocellifer
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:53 PM   #7
 
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I agree, it looks like that Hemigrammus ocellifer and beacon fish is its other name. I do not see them in our shops around here. We got it by chance, together with black neons. Those two stick together, however, and do not consider neons their family.
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