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Old 12-12-2004, 04:53 PM   #1
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Mexican Cenote Tetra - ID? - Photo Attached


Just got back from Mexico. While diving in the cenotes (fresh-water caves) I saw many of these little buggers - actually, they were pretty much the entire food-web . Any idea what they are? They look familiar to me.

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Old 12-12-2004, 05:02 PM   #2
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Are those the sighted version of Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus?

http://www.calacademy.org/science_no...dcavefish2.jpg

Is that your picture? Great one if it is. Where exactly did you visit?
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Is that your picture? Great one if it is. Where exactly did you visit?
Yep, that's my photo. Only took about 25 shots to get a good one . They never hold still long enough for auto focus. Best to just set it to manual focus (about 12-18 inches), and hope you get lucky.

I was at Dos Ojos (two eyes) cenote - located about 20 min south of playa del carman.
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Old 12-12-2004, 08:33 PM   #4
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They sure are a pretty fish, a tank full of those would be a show I bet.
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Oh yes very! Someone should look into keeping requirements and breeding
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they look similar to the buenos aires tetra, but prettier colors IMO. I love tetras with the dark stripe(s) on the tail. beautiful find, unirdna!

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Old 12-14-2004, 12:43 AM   #7
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they look like buenos aires tetras to me as well. perhaps the better colors come from some food supply that your average lfs doeesn't have??
i love those fish, but i rarely see them here.
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