Which fish is this ??? Question

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by rohitsingh_81, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. rohitsingh_81Valued MemberMember


    Please help me identify.....which fish is this ??

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  2. midthoughtWell Known MemberMember

    Edit: my first thought was a bleeding heart tetra, or Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma but I guess the red coloration is misplaced for that... :;fim

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2010
  3. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

  4. allibobsWell Known MemberMember

    Flame tetra, I have just one of these that was given to me very recently
  5. navyscubaWell Known MemberMember

    +2 on the Pristella.
  6. ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    I have the exact same one: attached is a photo of it.

    According to my fellow FL members, it's a gold Pristella tetra, apparently distiguishable by the gold-yellowish coloring on its dorsal fin.

    Petsmart sold it to me as "Blushing pink-bellied X-ray tetra"...and I thought that common names were supposed to be shorter than scientific names...

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  7. midthoughtWell Known MemberMember

    That fish looks like it came straight out of Resident Evil: Umbrella Corp. Goes Aquatic.
  8. ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    Hehe, it's kinda interesting how you can look into it's stomach and see what's it been eating (unlike some other transparent fish). When he ate flakes, his stomach contents were beige-colored, after he had bloodworms, his stomach was mahogany...

    The coolest was when he ate live mosquito larvae I was feeding my fish, you could see the little gray worm get snapped up and suddenly a gray blob would slip into his see-through stomach. After every mosquito larva, the blob would get bigger (apparently the larvae were compressed together), so I could almost keep track how much he's been eating.
  9. midthoughtWell Known MemberMember

    For some values of "cool"... >.<

    I for one don't want to see anyone's digestive system at work.
  10. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Dude... gross! :;tmi

  11. ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    C'mon, it'll revolutionize knowledge of the ichthyoid digestive system!

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