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I bought 3 of these Colombian Tetras today. The label at the store said Glass Bluefin Tetra, I think not maybe their own versiuon of this kind of tetra. They are also called Blue Flame Tetra or Red Blue Flame tetra. Anyone have any info on these? Are these all the same Colombian Tetra?
 

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Look at your post Do you see where the names are highlighted you can click on that name and it will take you to the fish's profile. I have had tie Colombian tetra and I found them to be a bit nippy and very food aggressive. They will do best in a group of about 7 but this is going to depend on the size of your tank.
 

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Mine are semi aggressive as well. I would return them, as they are one of the larger tetras and need a much bigger tank. Or do you have a tank not listed?
 

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The min is 10 gallonI read, I only got three because there's 3 Amano shrimp and 2 Ghost shrimp in there to. They are still small about one inch long (males). They play lots very active tetra.
 

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They killed the smaller Ghost Shrimp bullied him and nipped him to death. RIP Ghost Shrimp It was the female the males would corner him and the female would attack. They bully the other shrimp but don't attack they are to big.
 

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These are active and a little aggressive playful aggressive except when it comes to food. They go crazy over food. Tough to feed the Assassin snails when these tetras eat all the bloodworm first. The females are fat and the males are slender. Females seem more active and nip at everything.
 

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The min is 10 gallonI read, I only got three because there's 3 Amano shrimp and 2 Ghost shrimp in there to. They are still small about one inch long (males). They play lots very active tetra.
You can't go by what you read as far as minimums, as there is often a gap between that and practical experience. Mine are in a 55 and I wouldn't put them in anything less. Also, rather than cram the fish in the smallest tank possible, why not get appropriately small fish so they have room to swim?

Fish that are active and aggressive do not do well in tiny tanks.
 

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I agree I wouldn't put these fish in anything smaller them a 55 because of their needs and their behaviour. When I had them I had them in a 55 also with 7 of them all together and still saw nipping and as you found out are like little piranhas when it comes to feeding.
 

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The min is 10 gallonI read, I only got three because there's 3 Amano shrimp and 2 Ghost shrimp in there to. They are still small about one inch long (males). They play lots very active tetra.
Did you read the profile of this species on this site, as another member suggested? Click the shaded name, Colombian Tetra to pop-up the profile.

In the profile it recommends nothing less than a 3-foot tank for a group of this fish (alone). If you only have a 10g, you should return the fish as they will cause trouble and be stressed and likely develop other issues.

Byron.
 

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I'll put them in my friends 55g
 

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Nope I messed up these are Bloodfin Tetra not Colombian they should be ok in the 10g
 

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no my mistake these are Glass Bloodfin Tetra's not Colombian Tetra's
 

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no my mistake these are Glass Bloodfin Tetra's not Colombian Tetra's
Do you have the fish you posted a pic of in post #1?

I have never heard of glass bloodfins. LFS often make up names for fish, which confuses people.
 

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No bloodfin tetra do a search in fish profiles it's Aphyocharax anisitsi. There are two that look silimar but are different, much like the Ghost Catfish and Glass Catfish. There is the Colombian Tetra (Blueflame or BlueRed tetra)has more blue and red on body. The Bloodfin tetra has a more silver body with red fins.
 

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Bloodfin don't grow as big, but they have silimar personalities very active and aggressive feeding.
 

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I found my livestock order sheet it says Glass Bloodfin Tetra
 

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There's the Glass Bloodfin and just the Bloodfin the Glass one is transparent like the Glass Catfish verus the Ghost Catfish. The Glass species don't have scales they are membrane.
 

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I was asking because I didn't understand why you posted a pic of a colombian tetra if that's not the fish you have.

That's not a fish I have see before - I guess there are still a few out there ;) Bloodfins and glass bloodfins are different species - the scientific name for the glass bloodfin is Pronobrama filigera

I did google it and sources I generally trust say they need a larger tank than you have. I'm sure the same is true for your catfish too. I know that's not what you want to hear, but 10 gallons is as small as it gets, which precludes MOST fish. Any schooling fish stocked in a 10 gallon shouldn't be more than an inch long.
 

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I just picked them and din't look at the name then I forgot I had a livestock order sheet, so I tried id'ing them manually. Good thing I found the order sheet I would still think they are Colombian.
 
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