Question Which fish is this ???

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Elodea

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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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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.
 

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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.
Dude... gross!

ROFL
 
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