What Kind Of Tetra Are These?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Miaw, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. MiawValued MemberMember

    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.


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

  2. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

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

  3. MazeusWell Known MemberMember

  4. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    That would be my guess.
  5. MiawValued MemberMember

    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 :D

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

    Red-blue peru tetra! :)
  7. AshyMurphyNew MemberMember

    The last pic are definitely black neons, i have these myself :)
  8. MiawValued MemberMember

    I promise it is just bad lighting. I think black neons have a less angular head/mouth too.
  9. MazeusWell Known MemberMember

    Glad you found your answer.
  10. AshyMurphyNew MemberMember

      do they look more like this? if so they are emperor tetras. i cant see you pic very well lol
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  11. MiawValued MemberMember

    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 :)
  12. AshyMurphyNew MemberMember

    No problem :)
  13. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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.
  14. MiawValued MemberMember

    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.
  15. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Please keep us informed about how that project goes!

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