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". 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.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!