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post #11 of 13 Old 10-07-2011, 08:51 AM
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last night at the LFS i saw some cool tetras, i cant remember the name though :(

they were blue with yellowish/gold fins (a see through kinda yellow if that makes sense)

some were lighter blue some bordered on black.

kinda reminded me a varitus platy
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post #12 of 13 Old 10-07-2011, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Jakiebabie View Post
Ya why is that? $10 ea here in Ontario too. or 3 for $25. But I had never ever seen them before and was quite taken with them when I saw my first tank full. LFS guy said they do well in a Rainbowfish tank (1 died after bringing 3 home) Really want to get 3 more for a group of 5 at the least.

Looking forward to hearing what you choose.
They are best in a group. The males are one of the most beautiful aquarium fish, without a doubt. I now have a group of 10 (5m/5f) in my 90g, they were spawning yesterday, eggs flying everywhere. Males will periodically decide to race each other, usually two but sometimes a third joins in; side by side, down the length of the tank at incredible speeds, fins flared...quite the site. Their scales reflect every colour of the rainbow.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #13 of 13 Old 10-07-2011, 08:25 PM
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They really are beautiful aren't they Byron? Hope I will able to increase my numbers too. They do seem happy with the RBF but I do understand what the stress of having only two can do to them. Any species that needs the comfort of a group.

See I'm learning!! Would love to see them zooming down the tank!

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