What Kind Of Tetra Are These?

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I have these tetras. They are like emperor tetras, except:
Their adipose fin and scales by it are orange.
The males have red pelvic fins.
They look sort of turquoise above the dark line in the middle in certain light and angles.

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Sorry but they're so hard to photograph! They don't seem to be well coloured either :/
 

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I have been searching for a while now, and cannot find anything to what they may be.
What were they sold as?
 

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They are definitely not black neon tetra. They had them at the shop also. These were unlike any I had seen before.

I can't remember what they were sold as and neither does the store which is helpful

They think they would have been blue or purple emperor tetra.
 

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The last pic are definitely black neons, i have these myself
 
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I promise it is just bad lighting. I think black neons have a less angular head/mouth too.
 

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Glad you found your answer.
 

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do they look more like this? if so they are emperor tetras. i cant see you pic very well lol
 
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No they're definitely Red-Blue Peru Tetra. I remember that the name had colours in it, and when I saw the fish and name I recollected it.

The emperor tetra is a bit close but has different coloured eyes, has yellow tips on fins rather than mostly-red fins. It has a less square face. It only has a small adipose fin which isn't orange/peach and doesn't have an orangey peach base.

Thanks for the effort but it is settled now
 

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No problem
 

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I would tend to agree with your ID as Red-Blue Peru Tetra, described about a year ago as Hyphessobrycon margitae. That is a very lucky find, as these fish are still not commonly available in the hobby.

Yes, they do resemble Black Neons, and are likely a close relative, but the red/orange color in the fins does not occur on that species.
 
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It's definitely what they were advertised as, the shop confirmed it and said they will get me more if the breeder has any

I'm going to try to spawn them myself too as a little project.
 

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Please keep us informed about how that project goes!
 
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