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Old 07-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
 
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Pristella Tetra Questions, What is this fish i got with my Pristellas, ect...

Today i went out and got Pristella Tetras, seven of them. Or what i thought was seven!
I had to go to work, so my boyfriend acclimated them to the QT, and when i got home, i noticed one didnt liik like the others!
So, you guys want to help me identify him/her? I=m thinking it might be a bleeding heart tera?
Its schooling with my pristellas, and doesnt seem to know its different!

not a pristella 1.jpg
not a pristella 2.jpg
not a pristella 3.jpg

Also, is this normal Priscella behavior?
Normal Pristella Behavior? - YouTube
It seems like just chasing, but id liek to make sure.

And one of my pristellas has a black spot on its head. It seems to be level with the scales, not a bulge, or bumpy, though very noticeable.

pristella with black on its head 1.jpg
pristella with black on its head 2.jpg
pristella with plack on its head 2.jpg
pretella with black on its head 3.jpg

Pristella with black on its head. - YouTube

Pristella with black on its head, and Not a pristella - YouTube

In the last vid, you can see Not A Pristella, as ive been calling him/her. =].

Oh, and i got myself a dwarf gourami. It was in the same tank as the pristellas! I couldent resist! Ill be making another thread about him/her.
gourami and pristellas 1.jpg
Gourami and pristellas 2.jpg


full qt tank pristellas gourami.jpg
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:14 AM   #2
 
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That kinda looks like a Bleeding Heart Tetra...
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:23 AM   #3
 
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Thats what i thought!
Does anyone think i could keep him in the school? Or is it best to return him and get another pristella..
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:30 AM   #4
 
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I would think to return it for another Pristella. He might realize he's not one of them and start to get depressed.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:41 AM   #5
 
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Ugh, i think your right.
My boyfriend just thought it was a female pristella, I told him good try, but nope!
Ill bring him back tomorrow and get a few more pristellas...
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:36 AM   #6
 
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Your mystery fish is a Pristella Tetra. There are 2 varieties which are sold today, and this one is a "Gold Pristella". It is not uncommon to see them mixed and this accident occur. No reason at all to return him... he doesn't know he is an odd ball.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:37 AM   #7
 
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That kinda looks like a Bleeding Heart Tetra...
True, but Bleeding Hearts have a red heart-shaped spot on their body, which makes their identification unmistakable. Plus, they have a rosy red color body.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:46 AM   #8
 
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True, but Bleeding Hearts have a red heart-shaped spot on their body, which makes their identification unmistakable. Plus, they have a rosy red color body.
The fish is a bleeding heart tetra, just a very small and washed out one. You can see its markings. Also your Dwarf Gourami, is a Blue Gourami. They're not always good community fish, so I would return both for the real thing. Make sure you pay attention next time so these mistakes won't happen. Not to be mean. I also like to look up things I don't know in the store on my phone or iPod. Pasfur, I think you may be thinking of the out lined one, not the first few pictures.

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Old 07-22-2012, 07:16 AM   #9
 
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The fish is a bleeding heart tetra, just a very small and washed out one. You can see its markings. Also your Dwarf Gourami, is a Blue Gourami. They're not always good community fish, so I would return both for the real thing. Make sure you pay attention next time so these mistakes won't happen. Not to be mean. I also like to look up things I don't know in the store on my phone or iPod. Pasfur, I think you may be thinking of the out lined one, not the first few pictures.
Javy is right, that is a Blue Gourami. I have a female, and I've had good luck with her in my community tank. She will sometimes chase fish more her size, but never the schooling neons. She sometimes shoos away my Bolivian Ram or rarely one of my female dwarf rainbows, but it's not a very common thing. She has gotten very beautiful, and in a planted tank, they really are very attractive. I think it depends on how big your tank is, and what other fish she'll be in with. I don't think they like to be "intruded" on by others, and like their territory/space. And also, just the personality of the fish can make a difference. I had a male, and he was a complete bully with the female, (they were in a tank all my themselves at that time) and I did give him to my LFS.

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Old 07-22-2012, 12:56 PM   #10
 
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Yeah, in my other thread, I found out hea a blue gourami!
I hate when pet stores mislabel!

I'm not sure what I want to do about him though..
He's so pretty, and doesn't have the chance of the virus dwarfs have..
I'm wondering if I could just keep him alone? How big or small a tank can I do this in? Would a 15 gal long be okay for him?

And I wish I had Internet on my phone, since I need wifi to use my itouchs Internet...these things wouldn't happen to me!
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