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Mirta 11-17-2007 02:51 PM

a mystery tetra
 
They gave me a couple of these together with black neons today. Looks like beacon fish, doesn't it?
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/f...quarium015.jpg

herefishy 11-17-2007 05:19 PM

Looks like a red ey tetra.

http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/ch...edeyetetra.htm

Lupin 11-17-2007 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy

Bob, it isn't a red-eye tetra. The appearance looks totally different. I've never seen a Hemigrammus ocellifer with a black spot in the middle of the flank.:? Any close-up pics, Mirta?

gymnothorax 11-17-2007 05:35 PM

that is a head and tail light tetra

Mirta 11-18-2007 01:09 AM

I'll try a close up today. I am really curious, besides I want to find some more of theses in shops to make a school for them. :)

The-Wolf 11-18-2007 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gymnothorax
that is a head and tail light tetra

agreed it is definatly a Hemigrammus ocellifer

Mirta 11-18-2007 01:53 PM

I agree, it looks like that Hemigrammus ocellifer and beacon fish is its other name. I do not see them in our shops around here. We got it by chance, together with black neons. Those two stick together, however, and do not consider neons their family.


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