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    Here's an attractive small tetra I always thought was interesting, Axelrodia riesei, especialy for people wanting to stock small tanks, unfortunatly everything I've read about them says their color fades out when kept in captivity.



    Has anybody kept them succesfully?

    Good information on them here: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...57967247,d.cGU
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    Here's another video of them.

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    So does anybody keep or kept this fish?
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    I have never kept them, but thanks for the introductory video Lee.

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    I've only seen them in person once in the LFS, most of them died but the owner gave the last two to me for free. They spent most of their time hideing, probably because they were the smallest fish in the tank. I had glowlights then and when they would come out, beside to eat, it was to school with them. They just disappeared one day.
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    Interesting fish, they look like the ocellifer tetras, but flushed with red. I don't think I've ever seen these.nice find

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Here's an attractive small tetra I always thought was interesting, Axelrodia riesei, especialy for people wanting to stock small tanks, unfortunatly everything I've read about them says their color fades out when kept in captivity.
    Looked into these, wanted them but couldn't find them anywhere.

    What I know is that this is really a blackwater species. We're talking apistogramma breeding conditions here. Most of your country doesn't have water like that so perhaps that explains the fading.

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    Just wanted to say that I have some of these in a 29g planted. The tank is only slightly tinged with tannins, not blackwater at all, but they still have a good bit of color. They aren't solid red, but most of them is red... They're rather shy, despite all their tankmates being small, but they come out now and then. Just expect them to be kind of shy and keep them with small things, and they're really nice little fish. I'm looking for more.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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    For them to keep their color, feed them foods enhanced with Cyclopeeze.
    Contact me for the brand I use that has it.


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