Baby Fish, Who Is Your Baby Mommy?

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Hello, I'm new here and so excited about my discovery today I had to post. I have a small tank with a few male guppies and a couple of neon tetra's. Today I looked in the tank and see whst looks like a baby ember tetra. In July I bought plants, which I rinsed well before putting in my tank and a mexican crayfish. This little fish dude must have been hiding in them. Has anyone else ever had this happen? So happy.
 

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Still tough to tell but it could be an ember. Though not an ID pro a better pic will be able to determine what he is.
 
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Okay, second try at taking a picture. If he is a ember tetra should he have a few more to school with or will he be okay with the neon's
 

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What size tank do you have. I have a school of 5 in my 5.5 with a betta and they all do very well. It wouldn't hurt to add another 4-5. Once someone verifies for sure it is an ember but I think your right about that
 
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What size tank do you have. I have a school of 5 in my 5.5 with a betta and they all do very well. It wouldn't hurt to add another 4-5. Once someone verifies for sure it is an ember but I think your right about that
 
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I have a 10 gallon tank. The funny thing is all the times, I changed water once or twice a week, stared at it and the crawfish, took our the rocks and even the plant to wash them and never once did I notice this little gaffer. I might call him Nemo
 

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Welcome to the sight, Lbruder. What size tank do you have? It looks like a ember tetra but will leave that to others as I'm terrible at identifying.
 

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Lbruder said:
I have a 10 gallon tank. The funny thing is all the times, I changed water once or twice a week, stared at it and the crawfish, took our the rocks and even the plant to wash them and never once did I notice this little gaffer. I might call him Nemo
Ember tetras. I have 12.
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yukondog said:
sorry did not see your post about the 10 gl.
No problem, thanks for the welcome. I see from the picture he is definitely an ember Tetra. He seems very outgoing and comes to the glass when I'm near, a very active tiny guy.
 

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Definitely an ember tetra. I have a nice school of 22 in one of my main tanks. Love those quirky little things
 
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Sheldon13 said:
Definitely an ember tetra. I have a nice school of 22 in one of my main tanks. Love those quirky little things
Thanks, lucky you for having a school of them. I hope I can find a few more so he can have some buddies. He does seem to think he's a neon and school's with them
 

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Thanks, lucky you for having a school of them. I hope I can find a few more so he can have some buddies. He does seem to think he's a neon and school's with them
I got some of mine from PetCo (they usually have them) and others from aquaticarts. Both groups were healthy with no problems.
 
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Sheldon13 said:
I got some of mine from PetCo (they usually have them) and others from aquaticarts. Both groups were healthy with no problems.
I live in Ontario, at some point if I get a day off, I'm going to my local fish store where I got my plants, they must have them as that must be how the egg came to me.
 

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