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01-16-2013 10:43 PM
acitydweller They are beautiful... very worthy of nano tanks!
01-16-2013 10:18 PM
rozdaboff I saw this on Seriously Fish today and it reminded me of this thread

"One of the smallest tetras in the hobby, H. amandae has become more readily available in more recent years. There are two colour forms, one of which is predominantly yellow, as opposed to the more usual deep orange/red variety. These may turn out to be separate species, as they are not found together in nature, and apparently cannot interbreed."
01-08-2013 12:10 PM
ptr I got a school of embers from Rachel too. They're awesome. A lot of them are loaded with eggs (but I am not going to attempt breeding them for now - no space for another tank )
01-07-2013 11:54 PM
cprash
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Originally Posted by ryu1 View Post
What would be the name of the other species??
What are you guys feeding them? I am feeding frozen brine shrimp yesterday, haven't tried flakes, need to grind it to powder for them to eat I guess. Maybe that golden pearl thing?
I crushed flakes into a powder and fed golden pearls today. They pecked at both. They eat shly, like my microrasboras
01-07-2013 09:51 PM
acitydweller actually your embers looked pretty orange on par with the ones i picked up in Long Island for $1.50 ea. The ones in pacific are like really dark orange though which is why i decided to keep these separate from my existing stock.

Not hoping to breed or anything, just dont want these guys making my existing stock look less attractive


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This could be Ember tetra or another tetra that sometimes is imported as Ember because it looks VERY much like the Ember.

The only difference is that when calm and happy the Ember is deeper orange - literally glowing deep orange. The other species is more pale, but it has faing opalescent colors - green, blue, and even white.

The difference is truly negligible and overall the real Ember looks just deeper orange. The way your picture is now it looks like the second species, but you need to wait to see how deep orange the fish eventually get. When stressed even a little bit both species look exactly the same.

Both species are some of the hardiest tetras ever and school very tightly. Once you get them you always love them.
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acitydweller+ryu1---you both have seen true Ember Tetra in my tank...how deep is the color.
01-07-2013 09:29 PM
eeng168 I bought mine at the same time and place with citydweller, and I never gave it much thought about it until now, but I did notice it...I was like " How come 5 of the 8 that I have are lighter in color than the other 3...and some are bigger and therefore somewhat different in shape.
01-07-2013 08:47 PM
ryu1 Didn't pay much attention on the fish except the catfish, I thought I saw mostly neon/cards. Take a pic.
01-07-2013 07:53 PM
JoraaŃ acitydweller+ryu1---you both have seen true Ember Tetra in my tank...how deep is the color.
01-07-2013 06:26 PM
acitydweller
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Originally Posted by niko View Post
This could be Ember tetra or another tetra that sometimes is imported as Ember because it looks VERY much like the Ember.

The only difference is that when calm and happy the Ember is deeper orange - literally glowing deep orange. The other species is more pale, but it has faing opalescent colors - green, blue, and even white.

The difference is truly negligible and overall the real Ember looks just deeper orange. The way your picture is now it looks like the second species, but you need to wait to see how deep orange the fish eventually get. When stressed even a little bit both species look exactly the same.

Both species are some of the hardiest tetras ever and school very tightly. Once you get them you always love them.
id be interested in knowing because i have another tank of fish purchased as embers which are of lesser coloring and not as deeply orange. The ones from pacific are clearly juvies so they are much smaller.
01-07-2013 03:35 PM
ryu1 What would be the name of the other species??
What are you guys feeding them? I am feeding frozen brine shrimp yesterday, haven't tried flakes, need to grind it to powder for them to eat I guess. Maybe that golden pearl thing?
01-07-2013 02:56 PM
niko This could be Ember tetra or another tetra that sometimes is imported as Ember because it looks VERY much like the Ember.

The only difference is that when calm and happy the Ember is deeper orange - literally glowing deep orange. The other species is more pale, but it has faint opalescent colors - green, blue, and even white.

The difference is truly negligible and overall the real Ember looks just deeper orange. The way your picture is now it looks like the second species, but you need to wait to see how deep orange the fish eventually get. When stressed even a little bit both species look exactly the same.

Both species are some of the hardiest tetras ever and school very tightly. Once you get them you always love them.
01-07-2013 02:45 PM
acitydweller the regular harlequins are like proverbial Porkchop rasboras that get big. t.espeis remain small
01-07-2013 01:26 AM
cprash I got six as well and they school with my other micros. If you're considering other microfish, Pacific's "Harlequins" this week are actually the diminutive Lambchop Rasbora
01-07-2013 12:25 AM
acitydweller I picked up 8 from Pacific yesterday. They are very peaceful and stay small. great for nano tanks! I have 16 in my other tank.
01-07-2013 12:19 AM
ryu1 yes, thats it amandae tetra. I kind of like it, hope they still have them next week.
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