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samnoname2010 03-02-2010 12:04 PM

Tetra ID?
 
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Heya,
I kinda forgot what kind of fish this is, I know its a tetra, but what sort? can anyone help? =D, Sorry the pic isn't too clear, he is rather camera shy.
ty muchly

1077 03-02-2010 12:08 PM

Possibly serpae tetra ?

samnoname2010 03-02-2010 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 1077 (Post 336123)
Possibly serpae tetra ?

hmmm, i don't think so, i think i would recognize the name when i see it, not sure though, it could be? unless serpae tetras have a diffrent name over in the uk?

samnoname2010 03-02-2010 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by 1077 (Post 336123)
Possibly serpae tetra ?

just had a look on google images, i don't think it is a serpae tetra, the colours aren't quite so extravagant, but thanks anyway (y).

samnoname2010 03-02-2010 03:59 PM

Tetra Identification? I forgot what kind of tetra it is, can anyone help? =D
 
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Here's another picture:

Pasfur 03-02-2010 05:10 PM

Hmmm. A Bleeding Heart Tetra without the heart. Interesting.

samnoname2010 03-02-2010 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 336358)
Hmmm. A Bleeding Heart Tetra without the heart. Interesting.

Well I thinks that's basically what rosy tetras are aren't they?

Pasfur 03-03-2010 08:04 AM

Pretty much yes, but the Bleeding Heart has a red spot on the side of its body that gets larger and a deep red color as the fish matures. I had to look up "Rosey Tetra" because I thought at first it was just a juvenile Bleeding Heart.

Byron 03-04-2010 06:59 PM

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.

Byron.

samnoname2010 03-05-2010 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 337865)
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.

Byron.

Yeah mine is the same as the rosy tetra in the link, with the same red, black and white markings.


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