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post #1 of 10 Old 03-02-2010, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Question Tetra ID?

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I kinda forgot what kind of fish this is, I know its a tetra, but what sort? can anyone help? =D, Sorry the pic isn't too clear, he is rather camera shy.
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-02-2010, 11:08 AM
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Possibly serpae tetra ?

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Possibly serpae tetra ?
hmmm, i don't think so, i think i would recognize the name when i see it, not sure though, it could be? unless serpae tetras have a diffrent name over in the uk?

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Possibly serpae tetra ?
just had a look on google images, i don't think it is a serpae tetra, the colours aren't quite so extravagant, but thanks anyway (y).

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Question Tetra Identification? I forgot what kind of tetra it is, can anyone help? =D

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Hmmm. A Bleeding Heart Tetra without the heart. Interesting.
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Hmmm. A Bleeding Heart Tetra without the heart. Interesting.
Well I thinks that's basically what rosy tetras are aren't they?

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-03-2010, 07:04 AM
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Pretty much yes, but the Bleeding Heart has a red spot on the side of its body that gets larger and a deep red color as the fish matures. I had to look up "Rosey Tetra" because I thought at first it was just a juvenile Bleeding Heart.
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It is one of the "rosy tetra clade" species (there are presently 30 as established by Dr. Stanley Weitzman). It is covered in our Profiles, although you'd have to go through them to find it, so I'll guide you. This one is the type for the clade with the usual common name of Rosy Tetra [though this can refer to some other fish as well], Hyphessobrycon rosaceus. Here's the direct link to the Profile:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/profiles/rosy-tetra/

The suggestions of Serpae and Bleeding Heart were not too far off, those fish are also within this clade. The common traits all 30 species posess is a black dorsal sometimes but not always edged in white, plus a dark humeral or shoulder patch. The anal fin of the male is sometimes, though not always, elongated and hooked.

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It is one of the "rosy tetra clade" species (there are presently 30 as established by Dr. Stanley Weitzman). It is covered in our Profiles, although you'd have to go through them to find it, so I'll guide you. This one is the type for the clade with the usual common name of Rosy Tetra [though this can refer to some other fish as well], Hyphessobrycon rosaceus. Here's the direct link to the Profile:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/profiles/rosy-tetra/

The suggestions of Serpae and Bleeding Heart were not too far off, those fish are also within this clade. The common traits all 30 species posess is a black dorsal sometimes but not always edged in white, plus a dark humeral or shoulder patch. The anal fin of the male is sometimes, though not always, elongated and hooked.

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Yeah mine is the same as the rosy tetra in the link, with the same red, black and white markings.

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