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md521685 02-15-2011 07:47 PM

Please help!
So I just bought two freshwater tropical fish from a pet store and I don't know what kind of fish they are. I have been doing some research and fear they might be dyed=/. They are mostly clear and at the top they are colored. I remember one type of fish next to it at the same store was called a jelly bean parrot which looked very similar to my fish. Are mine some type of parrot fish?

Also, the blue one won't eat! HELP!


(I don't know how to upload pictures on here so let me know if this worked!)

Thanks guys!

Lupin 02-15-2011 09:04 PM

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md521685 02-15-2011 10:13 PM

Thank you
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Do you know what kind of fish these are??

brownmane 02-15-2011 10:41 PM

They look like tetra to me, but I'm new to tropical fish. Do you have approximate size or other description of fish?

Lupin 02-16-2011 12:20 AM

The leucistic form of black widows. Can't say it's albino as albinos should have red eyes. But these are dyed forms.:sad:

md521685 02-16-2011 07:07 PM

I think youre right! I can't believe i bought dyed fish. so sad.
They are both settled in now and have started eating!!
How often should i clean the tank?

Lupin 02-16-2011 07:47 PM

A weekly water change will do it. Weekly is very important to ensure the fish are in consistently clean water conditions. Depends as well on how your ammonia and nitrite are.

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