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Old 03-09-2009, 03:36 AM   #11
can anyone help me to identify this tetra please!!

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Old 03-09-2009, 10:42 AM   #12
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Well, im gonna put my 2 cents in and say its not even a tetra............looks to me like it could be dwarf neon rainbows, but its tuff with the picture quality............Dwarf neon rainbows have a purplish hue/ whitish, silverish body and red fins.......look them up and compare.........hard for me to say with the pics i seen
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:31 AM   #13
Hi guys,

this is Heiko Bleher and from the (bad) photo I am almost sure that it is Hyphessobrycon peruvianus Ladiges, 1938

there should be actually no question, as I collected it several times.

All the very best and keep up the good work,

from a collector,

Heiko Bleher
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:47 AM   #14
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Heiko, Thanks for clarifying. Feel honored.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:44 AM   #15
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Its a glo lite. My friend has like 20 of those in a 60 gall along with other fish
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:38 PM   #16
What type of tetra?

eh bettababy im sorry but you really should get this being a glo lite out of your system simply because they are too big to be a glo lite tetra and don't even look like a glo lite tetra

how do i know this?

simply because i have a tank full of tetra's of all varieties and glo lite tetra's are one of my favorite

if anything its prolly one of the bigger tetra's because glo lites are a very small community fish and they won't even reach the size of the ones in those pictures

Jai ullu the pictures he gave the fish is not a glo lite tetra lmao its too big and doesn't remotely look like a glo lite tetra

below i have attached 4 half decent images of my glo lite tetra's and these are average size glo lite tetra's
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File Type: jpg glo lite tetra 4.jpg (24.8 KB, 17 views)

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Old 02-28-2010, 12:46 AM   #17
Originally Posted by bettababy View Post
That still sounds like a glo lite from your written description. Keep in mind, size could mean anything... age, maturity, how well it was cared for (water quality), foods, etc.
It is possible it could be a hybrid, but it's unlikely. I will wait for more pictures and will take another look. I have seen tanks full of glo lites, same store, come in on same day but from different places, one tank was very colored up and the other tank very bland and pale in color. I will be heading into town next week Thursday, I will take my camera and see if I can get a picture for you of a glo lite that is less colored up than others. They look exactly as the ones in your photos and fit your description down to the last detail.
Glolight tetras have an orange stripe down the side of the fish, along with a very bright orange brow above the eye. They are very similar in size to Neon tetras

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Are the fins yellow or red? Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish seems to match somewhat. Do the eyes seem to be very large for the size of the fish?

It might fit one of the Blue Tetra

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Old 02-28-2010, 07:06 PM   #18
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Since this thread has been resurrected... and although the photos are not very clear (no offense, photographing fish I know is very difficult, I am no better unless the fish is motionless which these wouldn't be if they are what I think they are)...and what I think it is, is Boehlkea fredcochui Gery 1966. We don't have this one in our Profiles yet; I'm attaching a couple of photos, as you'll see there is some variation depending upon light. Which brings me to that, if you don't use a flash and use the tank light when photographing, the fish colours will be much clearer. The glare in your original photos makes it difficult to see detail, but I think this is the fish, though I wouldn't push the point without better photos.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:36 AM   #19
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I think the last picture especially seals the deal. That's my vote, or at least a very close relative.
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