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Old 09-25-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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Question serpaes guard their eggs?

I assume Serpae tetras lay eggs. Do they guard them? We have a cave and lately one of our serpaes has been hanging out in there, and I just saw it Chase away another fish when it came close to the opening
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I've never bred tetras myself, but I don't think that they will guard their eggs. Most either scatter their eggs or attach them to plant leaves, not in caves.
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Actually its one of my bleeding hearts
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Tetras are egg scatterers, more likely to eat their own eggs but never guard them. They're not usually territorial either, may be something wrong with that one. One of my 5 Colombian tetras was hanging out alone at one end of the tank for a few days before I realized it was missing an eye. Few days later it was completely missing, so I picked up 5 more to increase the size of the group. All 9 seem to be doing fine, no clue what happened to the 1 that was injured.
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Yeah he hangs in the cave/in the door way of the cave alot of the time now. But still comes out to swim with everyone. And hes a little pig at feeding time just like everyone else. Just weird I dunno, lol.
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Its like he comes out to make his rounds then goes right back in . He looks ok, I cant tell if hes missing anything or sick.
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