03-05-2010, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Byron
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.
Yeah mine is the same as the rosy tetra in the link, with the same red, black and white markings.