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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!
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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