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Old 02-17-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
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new tetras

I had an impulse buy today, which i don't usually do but I picked up 6 of these, they were labled as splash tetras. I was wondering if anyone has had any of these before or if you new of another name they went by. I know these pics aren't the best but maybe they will work.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:34 PM   #2
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They are called splash tetras. They seem to like higher water temps. (77-84) and like flakes and brine shrimp. They work well with other cories and tetras.
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They're cool! Congrats on your new aqua kids!
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:01 PM   #5
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Those don't look like splash tetras to me....They don't have the right finnage or coloration. They may be a different species but honestly those look like some species of betta....

But if those really are splash tetra congrats. Really neat fish. They have the coolest reproductive method out there.

edit: After some thinking I am convinced they are not splash tetras. The nerve of some lfs these days...

You were probably sold betta sp. or sparkling gouramis by the looks of it.. definitely not splash tetras.
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they are really little I don't think they are bettas maybe sparkling gouramis????
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:31 PM   #7
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I'm leaning toward sparkling gourami. But really a lot of anabantoids look alike. There's probably some betta sp. strain out there that looks sorta like that.

There's one factor in determining whether these were sparklings or betta sp. Most rarely imported bettas or bettas that aren't betta splendens are going to run over 8 bucks a pop. If your fish were for less than 3 bucks each they are probably sparklings.
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they were a 1.99 a piece...lol
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:41 PM   #9
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Well...I think we have a winner lol. At least you didn't get ripped on a price. I can't really tell you what they are like. I've only seen them in pictures/books. So I'm pretty sure someone else can shed some light on these little guys.
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