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paytheplayer 07-13-2008 05:54 PM

Help with glowlight Tetras!!!
I purchased a glowlight Tetra about a week ago because I loved the way it looked. Its eyes were glowing red, with a red stripe through it. I went back to the same store today, and bought another one. I didn't watch them catch it, and I just got home and put him in my tank, only to notice that this one has yellow glowing eyes, with a yellow stripe. Is this the same type of tetra, or is it a different kind. Can Glowlights be different colours? Im confused help please.

Pasfur 07-13-2008 05:59 PM

Interesting question. However, in the world of fish, red, yellow, orange, what is the difference really? My experienced gut instinct is that you have the same fish. I suspect the yellow coloration is due to stress and will intensify into a deep orange in time.

For the record, Glowlights are a schooling fish and will not behappy unless kept in a group. A minimum of 5 or 6 should be kept, with a preference for 8 or more.

paytheplayer 07-13-2008 06:09 PM

Thanks a lot. As soon as i finished the question, I noticed that he started to turn darker like the other one. You were right. I just read that today too that they are happier in schools of 5 or more. Im going to go back tomorrow and buy 3 more so ill have 5. Thank you very much for your input.

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