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- 5 years
I came across the red tailed blue Variatus at a LFS and fell in love with them. I bought 3 for a tank that was just set up and later went back for 2 more. These are a fun, really cute, colorful, active fish and I really like watching them. I've had them 4 months and I have had no issues with any of them. I'm looking for others that might be familiar with this variety of live bearers who can answer some questions I have about another batch I bought. I replaced a 5 gallon tank with a 16 gallon on March 4 and decided I'd like to add some of these fish to that aquarium. Had trouble with them before I ever got them out of the bag. 1 was almost dead and the rest were acting strangely. I ended up losing 1 within hours and another a week later. I noticed that the remaining 3 fish look different than the 5 happy fish that I have in the other tank...including different dorsal fins and different temperaments and more. Did I get some bad fish??? I would like to have some feedback.