Ember Tetra Color...

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The left one in first pic, the center in second pic...
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So I’ve had these 4 embers since December or so. I noticed today that one of them is darkening near the rear/tail end, could this have anything to do with gender? Here’s a couple of bad photos of him/her...thanks!
 

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I never seen that before. I have both male and female Ember tetras, and none of them have that dark marking. The females are noticeably rounder. Males look a bit skinny in comparison.
 
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scarface said:
I never seen that before. I have both male and female Ember tetras, and none of them have that dark marking. The females are noticeably rounder. Males look a bit skinny in comparison.
Hmm, interesting...hope it’s ok!
 
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scarface said:
I have no idea. I’m just as perplexed as you are.
Thanks...I’ll update if it changes...
 
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Shellback said:
Is it possible that it is not an Ember Tetra?
That’s sort of what I was thinking too BUT.....he quit schooling and finally disappeared a few days ago, I can only assume he died and my shrimp ate him
 

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Sorry to hear that. I guess these sort of things will happen to all of us sooner or later. I have a small 9 gal tank with 6 Ember Tetras. Most of the time I can only see 5 of them. One guy is really shy or the others are shunning him. But they all love to play tag.
 
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Shellback said:
Sorry to hear that. I guess these sort of things will happen to all of us sooner or later. I have a small 9 gal tank with 6 Ember Tetras. Most of the time I can only see 5 of them. One guy is really shy or the others are shunning him. But they all love to play tag.
Aw, they really are great, I need to find a couple more.
 
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