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post #11 of 15 Old 01-31-2009, 06:30 PM
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Looks like something of a washed-out Buenos Aires tetra to me, too. Like miniature piranhas. Very nippy.

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post #12 of 15 Old 02-09-2009, 12:16 AM
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You didn't mention the size but judging by the plant leaves they're fairly small so I'm guessing that they're Silvertip Tetras (Hasemania nana). The males, particularly when well cared for, will exhibit the orange and yellow coloration evident in your photograph. These are generally quite peaceful and hardy fish and max out at around 2 inches long. They are also one of the few tetras that don't have an adipose fin (a little tiny fin along the back, behind the dorsal and before the tail) which may have led to your thoughts that they were rasboras.

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post #13 of 15 Old 02-17-2009, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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yeah they are about 2 inches now. they don't have that adipose fin. they are a neat little fish very beautiful
thank you for helping me identify them
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post #14 of 15 Old 02-25-2009, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by kamazza View Post
Thats a Buenos Aires, we sell them at the pet store I work at.
i was just kidding, silvertip it is, i see it now, they are a little similar.. but its gotta be a silver tip

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14gallon(heavily planted)- 1 Blue Ram, 5 Green Tiger Barbs, 1
Spotted Raphael Catfish, 1 Bumble Bee Catfish, 2 Golden
Chinese Algae Eater
1gallon- Blue/Orange Betta-male
Large Vase #1- Blue/Yellow Betta-male
Large Vase #2- Blue/Black Betta-male

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post #15 of 15 Old 02-25-2009, 12:34 PM
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If it's not got an adipose, at the size we're discussing, then silvertip makes sense. If it did, then my next guess would have been Garnet Tetra - Hemmigrammus pulcher (lousy picture, though):

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