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Old 06-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Identification Please!

Ok,so a friend of mine is going away for the summer and doesn't know what to do with his fish tank.He asked me if I would be able to take some of the smaller fish and add them to my tank,and I agreed.So today he gave me 4 of these tetras.2 are neons and 2 could either be black neons or pencilfish.
P.S.when I was letting the cup change temperature, one of the black ones actually JUMPED out of the cup and into the tank!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #2
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That looks like it's a black neon.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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My guppies have been hiding since they were added......is that bad?
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:00 PM   #4
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My guppies have been hiding since they were added......is that bad?
I think neons can be fin nippers..........
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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Well now they are swimming around fine......I think it was because they never saw a different fish except their own kind
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:40 AM   #6
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They were in a new tank and didn't feel comfortable. Neons aren't fin nippers and the first fish is indeed a black neon tetra.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:07 AM   #7
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Pretty sure that's a PENGUIN TETRA.


The black neons have a stubby appearance where as the penguins are long and sleek in comparison.

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Old 06-08-2013, 04:16 AM   #8
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in the original picture, the fish clearly has a stout body and lacks the black line on the caudal fish. Both are characteristics of the black neon tetra
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The fish I have is a black neon based on the pics :
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:48 PM   #10
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Thanks to everyone for helping with this problem.Neon tetras and black neon tetras are definitely not fin nippers to guppies,as I have watched them get along fine and sometimes even see all 6 fish in one big school .
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As I said that is what I thought..... I guess I was wrong lol.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:14 PM   #12
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As I said that is what I thought..... I guess I was wrong lol.
Oh wait that's a different thread sry
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #13
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Well I added some Siamese flying foxes to my tank(2) and they are attacking the algae!!they also get along great with my other fish.
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True Siamese algae eaters would have been better, Flying Foxes have been known to bully and eat smaller species of fish like Tetra, they also grow to around 14cm and don't eat as much algae as True SAE's.
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Same size as oto
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Well did some research and found out that the algae eaters I have are actually TRUE SAE
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #17
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I vote black neon.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:42 AM   #18
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I vote black neon.
We have already identified it,but thanks for the help!It is a black neon
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #19
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Haha I know
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