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Jouerviolin
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I was actually attracted to the colored tetras I saw at the aquarium. Are these similar to the tattoo mollies in the way it has that unique soft color? I'm just not sure what I can put in my tank... I want something unique and different to have, as a lot of people have bettas (I'm in school right now).
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Callatya
 
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If they are fluro colours (purples/greens/hot pink/etc) then there is a good chance they are dyed. Generally speaking, anything with a name like "coloured" , "jellybean" or "blueberry" tends to be dyed. There are exceptions, but if there is a tank of different coloured fish that look like watercolours or as if they've been attacked by a 2yo kid with a hiligher, you are probably looking at created colour. Other than the cruelty aspect, the colour does fade over time.

There are plenty of knock-your-socks-off natural colours in tetras though. Have a look at cardinals, glolites, black neons, & rummynose.

If you don't already have a betta, there are other fish that you can add that are prety unique also. Killifish are first to mind, followed by sparkling gouramies, wild bettas (smaragdina, imbellis, or even some wild cross breeds)

It depends on tank size and what you like, but I'm pretty sure we can come up with something suitable

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Jouerviolin
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Meh. Well, I already have a betta right now, and he's in a 3.7 gallon tank right now. I'm not quite sure about really adding neighbors now, but we'll see. I'll probably just get a cory catfish or other bottom dweller once my tank is cycled (or just stable) after a month. I'm kinda pissed though, because I just found out that I'm allowed to have a 10 gallon tank, but I had thought that the limit was 2g. However, finding the space would have been a bit interesting, ha ha...
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If you keep up with water maintanence, Ottos would work.
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