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Not a diamond tetra?
I recently bought 3 more diamond tetras as i had a school of 4 (originally 6 but 2 were killed by a firemouth) to increase the number to 7. Well i just noticed this but it looks like the guy at the lfs scooped the wrong fish by mistake (was supposed to only be diamond tetras in the tank). Maybe the little guy jumped from his original tank? He looks tattooed and very similar to a diamond but there are some distinctions that make me question whether he is or not. He is happily schooling with the diamonds and what not so it doesn't appear to be a big deal. I just would like to find out the type of tetra he is or if he really is a diamond tetra.
Click the pic for a video.
looks like Hyphessobrycon columbianus
thanks, thats about what i thought. Is it common for them to have a blue almost neon strip down their back?
I agree with Quantum. Phil, click the shaded name to see the profile, the photos have the answer to your last question.
If it were me, I would return this fish and get a true diamond. Singly fish of a species often get very stressed and this can cause poor health, disease or aggression beyond normal--in time. I know, I've experienced it and had to destroy fish.
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