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I'm starting another specie only tank, so I need a new home for these guys!

Quick facts:

Great for nano tanks.
Young, mixed sex Ember Tetras.
Your shrimps will be safe, provided the shrimps are young adults!
Questions? Please don't hesitate to ask.

shipping and Price:
Fish will be in Kordon Breather Bags in box with styrofoam.
Fish will not be fed 1.5 days prior to shipping to reduce ammonia.
Shipping start next week.

Each ember tetras $2. Currently I want to sell these guys to one person.
There's about 20 fish. I will try to catch them all, but if I can't(heavily planted tank!) I will refund you the

correct amount.

USPS Priority 2-3 days Flate Rate $9.80. This is exactly what USPS charges.I don't gain any money from shipping. or

USPS Express overnight for $31.

I've spent time to get them this color. Just be patient and they will be like these.

 

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What do you feed them to get them so red! Mine have colored up fairly well, but not that much. (Is the color accurate? As a photographer...)
 

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e-cubed- The colors are accurate. George farmer's fish are much better looking than mine. :) I highly doubt he does photoshop ;)

I have gotten questions about the conditioning of the fish.

There's no magic formula.
The most important thing is to have a safe enviroment, which means a fully planted tank. Dark substrate and somewhat
subdued lightning will also help. These guys are most comfortable when they are in large groups. Now the most
important thing: live food! Two weeks after purchasing these guys, I realized they were very dull. I started feeding
them 1.5 week old mosquito larvae. They really started shooting off colors when I did this. Think about it. This
kicks in the predatory instinct of the fish and stimulates the very same conditions as nature. A certain amount of
surplus live makes the fish want to breed, which makes them color up for members of the opposite sex.
If you take a look at George Farmer's tank, you will see those beautiful ember tetras. His embers are much more
gorgeous than mine!
Sale is pending to Eric. Thanks!
 

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e-cubed- The colors are accurate. George farmer's fish are much better looking than mine. :) I highly doubt he does photoshop ;)

I have gotten questions about the conditioning of the fish.

There's no magic formula.
The most important thing is to have a safe enviroment, which means a fully planted tank. Dark substrate and somewhat
subdued lightning will also help. These guys are most comfortable when they are in large groups. Now the most
important thing: live food! Two weeks after purchasing these guys, I realized they were very dull. I started feeding
them 1.5 week old mosquito larvae. They really started shooting off colors when I did this. Think about it. This
kicks in the predatory instinct of the fish and stimulates the very same conditions as nature. A certain amount of
surplus live makes the fish want to breed, which makes them color up for members of the opposite sex.
If you take a look at George Farmer's tank, you will see those beautiful ember tetras. His embers are much more
gorgeous than mine!
Sale is pending to Eric. Thanks!
Live food it is then! I have been feeding frozen baby brine (adults too big), frozen daphnea and flake. I would love to George Farmer's tank/fish, but don't find that name in the member list when I search, and since I am fairly new here, I don't know his "handle".:confused: And my tank is very well planted. I would show you a picture but don't know if I can upload one here... or know how.

Thanks for the hint!

Earl
 

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These are some of the coolest nano fish available in this hobby. Not only because of the coloration, but also because of the way they swim (always very perky with the fins spread) and also because they are VERY hardy.

They stun easily if you slack off with your water changes. But they have a growth spurt literally the next day after a water change.

Eat anything they can fit in their mouths - dry, frozen, live.

When trying to catch them they quickly go into panic behaviour. Some pretend to be dead, don't move and react. Nobody gets hurt though, they just pretend too well.

I'd say that for a 10 gal. tank one needs to get at least 20 if they are the only fish in the tank. Their small size and the intense coloration make for a very, very nice looking setup.

--Nikolay
 

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intermediate_noob- I strive to be as simple as possible, so I never do tests. :) Sorry I can't be much help in that area.

Cool tank Earl. Lots of assortment for every taste!
George farmer, IMHO, has talents when it comes to aquascaping and fish keeping! I forget his screen name though. He's on Practical Fishkeeping Magazine.

Niko- I will see what you mean when I try to catch them this week! whoo!

SOLD. Thanks for looking!
 
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