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« on: May 10, 2011, 04:13:53 PM »

Hi can anyone help I have 3 pink  tetras but not sure which fish they are they look like the silver dollar ones but pink ?
can anyone give me anymore information as i have looked on google ?? and on here ??

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 04:36:03 PM »

looks like a dyed pink (albino) black skirt tetra..... The albino's are commonly injected with dyes...
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 04:37:16 PM »

This is what jumps to mind first.

http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile71.html

But your don't have the heart. I have noticed Wal-Mart carrying a "mixed fruit tetra's" really not sure of the exact species. They appear to be painted.

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 03:43:15 AM »

gosh ! the fish were in the shop !! can i report them/him ? how or when do they dye them ?? as they were in a tank in his shop ??
they dont have any markings on them just pink  confused


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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 04:13:58 AM »

Simply don't buy them again.

They are as Spuds stated white skirt tetras that have been dyed. They are also referred to as mixed fruit tetras.

Your tetras need to be in a school of at least 6. Buy normal white tetras that have not been altered if your tank is big enough.

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 10:09:28 AM »

I have no idea how the process is done, but I assume it is the breeder not the shop dying them.

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 10:17:31 AM »

This tells about various methods:  http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/beginnerinfo/a/paintedfish.htm
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 12:24:21 PM »

White skirt is a better name for em  proud!

yeah the breeders dye them
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 03:21:31 PM »

shame on them !!! could I have neons with them ? or any tetras ? as I have got room for a few small ones ?

thanks ppls !!
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 03:25:44 PM »

If you haven't got room for the same species then return them to the shop. I doubt they'd school with another species unless they were very similar.
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 03:33:55 PM »

thanks Ruthy I think I will keep them as the bloke in the pet shop doesnt seem very nice !! I just thought if they were with the same 'family' they would be ok, i thought there was some kinda of law to protect cruelty to animals n fish !!
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 04:08:15 PM »

These are schooling fish so if you want to get some more, get white skirt tetras.  They are the same species and they would all school together.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2011, 04:25:11 PM »

Ok thanks for your help !! everyone
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2011, 08:57:26 PM »

Congratulations - you've just learned the most valuable lesson you need to know when dealing with the pet industry as a whole. Buyer beware. Yes, there are good people out there - but there are also a heck of a lot of bad ones. Welcome to reality.
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