Tetra has black eyes

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Why does my tetra have black on its eyes I just bought and I think I got played
 

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Why does my tetra have black on its eyes I just bought and I think I got played
It’s a color variation of the x-ray/pristella tetra (Pristella maxillaris. And yes I had to look the scientific name up)
 

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The body looks inflamed
his gills might look a little bit red because its so small.
give it some good care and it'll grow up

It’s a color variation of the x-ray/pristella tetra (Pristella maxillaris. And yes I had to look the scientific name up)
yeah some already have a bit of black on their eyes, maybe that one just has a lot
 

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his gills might look a little bit red because its so small.
give it some good care and it'll grow up


yeah some already have a bit of black on their eyes, maybe that one just has a lot
I looked it up, the black eye/red belly is a color variant. Look up ‘red belly x-ray tetra’. Just a different look to the x-ray, like albino.
 

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It has black eyes for the same reason I have brown ones. Genetics.

It's a selected, fancy for of Pristella - not as nice as the real thing, but very nice as is.
 

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I looked it up, the black eye/red belly is a color variant. Look up ‘red belly x-ray tetra’. Just a different look to the x-ray, like albino.
oh shoot you're right! are those rare?
 

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oh shoot you're right! are those rare?
I don’t know how rare they are. I ended getting one in a group I bought a year or two ago. It’s black eyes kinda creeped me out. But where I’m at it’s the only one I’d ever seen.
 

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