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Ssativa
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)18:43    Post subject: Tropical fish Identification Help Reply with quote

These fish were listed as tetra's in the store but they look nothing like the tetra's I see online. The clearish and the silverish fishes are supposed to be both tetra's but different kinds. Does anyone have a clue what type of fish these really are?

http://www.reptiforum.com/gallery/data/500/8512cutoutfish-med.jpg
http://www.reptiforum.com/gallery/data/500/8512DSC00023_copy.jpg
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kjh90
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)19:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look under the gallery. It should be in there somewhere.
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Taratron
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)20:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know the species of either, but the body shape is that of a general tetra.
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Ssativa
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)21:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tryed the gallery first of course. That is why I don't think that these look like tetra's.
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2la
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PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)8:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second fish may be the head-and-tail light tetra, Hemigrammus ocellifer; hard to be certain without a better quality picture.

The first fish is most certainly a tetra, but not one I'm familiar with. It's utter lack of markings and absent or translucent gill covers suggest that it's a xanthic form of some more familiar species, perhaps a fish of the genus Hyphessobrycon.
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Ssativa
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PostPosted: 2005.05.07(Sat)9:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like you are correct on both identifications. Thanks. Wink
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linz85
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PostPosted: 2005.05.07(Sat)15:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the first one lookied like a lemon tetra but then again I don't know a hell of a lot I'm only a newbie myself lol
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