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pokey6
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« on: July 06, 2017, 05:29:32 PM »

A friend of mine wants to re home these 2 fish to me, but she doesn't know what they are. I originally thought that they were of the Rainbow family until she said that they have a "Spear" coming out of the center of their tail fin. Not at the bottom like platys or others have. Picture doesn't really show this but I believe her. Any Ideas?


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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 07:47:24 PM »

OK All,
New picture. AS you can tell these guys don't have a spear/spike on tail fin. It's all fin and I want them!
Hoping someone can help as I am going to get them and put them in a 15 g until I can find out more.


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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 07:26:17 AM »

Looks like a Congo Tetra ( Phenacogrammus interruptus)  happy


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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 12:32:21 PM »

The fish in those pictures look to have a somewhat severe case of fin rot. Caveat Emptor.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 05:19:27 PM »

Thanks Guys,

TTA you are probably right. This co worker doesn't do water changes, just tops off the tank when water gets low. I am going to put them into a 20 gallon for now and see if they will even make the transition. I will take as much of her water as I can and slowly get them back to good water parameters. It will be interesting to see what the chemical tests show when I test her water. Probably off the charts. This is going to be a long slow process. I hope they make it.

Thanks Russ & TTA!
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 01:51:52 PM »

Well, got the fish home and it's not as bad as I feared.
There is no fin rot. I compared their fins to alot of pictures and they look great.
Water wasn't to bad either. .25 ammonia and 60 - 80 Nitrate. I thought it would be way higher.
I took about 8 gallons of her tank water and filled the Q tank up with some of my tank water. I will give them a few days before I bother them again. They have lost a bit of color from the move, so I will let them relax a bit. I will look to get them some more companions in a few weeks.

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 08:24:04 AM »

They might be a tetra like the others her have said but I was watching videos of rainbows on YouTube and there is one rainbow that looks a lot like that fish. Can't remember what it was called though.
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