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Id This Tetra
June 27, 2008
10:19 pm
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This came up on another forum, thought matt might have an idea?
Collection location is columbia

Any idea's?

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June 28, 2008
7:28 am
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sorry can't place it...not really much into tetras

are those really selling for free?

and btw its size is 2.5cm

June 28, 2008
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dont they have the name on stingray aquarium? they are a fish exporter from colombia, if its their site your refering to about the price then no they wont be free you just have to have registered with them as an importer to get the prices - i had the log on for them but i dont know where it is anymore

June 28, 2008
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If it´s from Colombia it should be Hyphessobrycon metae Neal. Looks a bit washed out in the pic if so, and also I could be wrong as the red patch in the dorsal is confusing me.... /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" /> The genus is definitely right though! /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

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July 4, 2008
9:39 pm
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Not sure if im right and i dont know its latin name
However i believe its a Silver Tipped
I have several in my tank a bit more yellow in the body than yours however marking's are the same

Enjoy
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July 5, 2008
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Hiya Laney, I don't think it's a silver-tip mate. Neal gave the locality as Colombia whereas silver-tips originate from Brazil, or at least the wild ones do. I still think it's a variant of Hyphessobrycon metae or maybe an undescribed species....

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July 5, 2008
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Hyphessobrycon metae sorry not good at latin real names what is it you think,i'm interested to find out as i have sevral identical but their older and i cant remember what they called when i bought them

July 5, 2008
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Hehe sorry sometimes I get a bit carried away with the scientific names as I find they are a lot more useful for identifying a fish than common names. /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" /> H. metae is aka the purple tetra, but there at least 4 other species sold with that name... /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> Maybe these pics will help you identify what you have:

H. metae (pic taken from aquariofila.net as we don't have any images for this species yet). This is the fish I'm familiar with hence the red in Neal's fish confusing me. In fact the more I look at it the more I think Neal's is something else:

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Hasemania nana (silver-tip tetra). Easy to tell this tetra as it has no adipose fin:

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Click the links to read more about each species. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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July 5, 2008
2:59 pm
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Okay found this when messing about on pc,still think its a silver tipped tetra
try this link to some photos and see what you thinklatin name hasemanis nana

http://images.google.com/image.....=10&a...ana&spell=1

hope this worked

July 5, 2008
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MMMMMMMMMMMM
gets stranger when i go into it more, i don't think all of mine have the red fin,could that be a male with higher colour or light.Not sure i give up mine are happy peacefull fish and i love them.

Hope someone can solve this problem

Elaine

July 5, 2008
3:15 pm
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QUOTE (laney @ Jul 5 2008, 02:42 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
still think its a silver tipped tetra

Do you mean your fish or the one at the top of the page Elaine? Neal's can't be a Hasemania as it has an adipose fin (the wee fin between the dorsal and tail). One of the defining characteristics of Hasemania is that they don't have one of these.

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July 5, 2008
3:28 pm
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Thats what i get for not looking correcty eh!!!!!!!!!!

A few of mine have a red mark,but they don't have the extra fin.

So thats me shut up well and truly

butting out now

Elaine

July 5, 2008
3:34 pm
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August 3, 2008
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What about Hyphessobrycon Tino??

Just comparing the first picture in this htread to that on page 12 of the lastest PFK magazine. Had a qucik google and might be worth looking under hyphessobrycon sp. "Junior"

August 3, 2008
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Hmm not sure Geoff. This is a young H. "tino"/"junior" (neither name is recognised by science, both are trade names?). Pic with permission by HW Choy:

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Looks like a different fish to me?

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August 3, 2008
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Aye, fairly positive that isn't Neal's fish. An attractive little thing though that "tino".

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