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Old 11-17-2014, 10:26 PM   #1
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Black Skirt tetra pregnant?

Some of m y black skirts are looking like this one. Is he/she just overweight or is she pregnant? If it helps all of the ones that are bigger don't have the black skirt, and their vertical bars are not as dark.

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Old 11-17-2014, 10:27 PM   #2
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Tetras don't get pregnant, they are egg layers


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Old 11-17-2014, 10:34 PM   #3
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I knew that, just needed a word for it

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Old 11-17-2014, 11:18 PM   #4
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Black Skirt tetra pregnant?

The word would be gravid :P

That fish looks female but I wouldn't say gravid, she would have to be unusually extra wide IMHO.


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Are the females normally lighter in color compared to the males or are they just stressed? Added the school of 15 neons and 10 ghost shrimp yesterday

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Maybe an ammonia spike because of all the new fish is causing stress? Not to sure


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I tested right before I added the fish and leveks where 0 ammo, 0 trites, and 15 trates.

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They are in my planted 29 gal. Picture below

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Tank looks good, the males may just be darker because thats how they look when trying to be more colourful then females.


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Ok, they were all playing nicely before I added the other fish. Hopefully they settle down with time. The BST are like little piranhas when I add the flake food. Everyone gets there share, not sure if the neons are eating enough, they dont come to the surface to feed as of right now

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Remember the neons are new and need to settle in give them some time.


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It has been a while since I have gotten new fish. Tank was home to 2 fish that where in there for a year. Redid tank and am adding new fish now. I will give them time to acclimate to their new home

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