Ring in when I bought 11 ember tetras - what is it? Aaand... Green Neon Rasboras?

Neocaridina

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I bought 11 ember tetras (Hyphessobrycon amandae) and after a couple of days, realised that one stayed completely separate from the school in the back corner.
Can I seek the collective expertise to find out what it is?
It is somewhat see through and has a more upturned mouth than my embers. The colour is like a paler ember. But it has a faint patch of black on the dorsal fin unlike the embers.
I’ll post pics of my embers for comparison.
 

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Embers can have the black patch like that. It looks like a washed out ember, might be unwell.
 

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I got them from livefish.com.au, an online company in Australia. They also sold me these as Microdevario kubotai.
I actually think they sent me Green Neon TETRAS.
 
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Thanks @tam. Four out of the ten I received were this washed out colour. But only this one stays apart from the rest. Do you think all four are unwell? Should I isolate them or remove them?
 

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Thanks @tam. Four out of the ten I received were this washed out colour. But only this one stays apart from the rest. Do you think all four are unwell? Should I isolate them or remove them?
It's a stress colour and some will stay that way longer - they often look like that in fish shops. I wouldn't usually worry apart from it's separated itself as well. Body wise it's looks plump and ok though, so I would just keep your water changes regular so the water quality is top notch, don't go too bright on lights and if you use CO2 turn it down a bit. Then cross your fingers and hope it perks up.
 

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Yeah as @tam says - grey is usually stress (and I find old age). I find that my Embers usually recover from this in time and anything that can be done to allow them to de-stress is useful. For me this usually means staying away from the tank for anything other than the necessary water changes and feeding.

Sometimes I find that a shift to nicer quality/live food gives them a boost. Fingers crossed for you.
 

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Livefish Australia acknowledged their mistake and very kindly sent me the Microdevario! I now have green neon tetras and green neon Rasboras. Both beautiful in their own ways. Microdevario swim higher in the tank and are more outgoing than the simulans.
 
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