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Old 09-30-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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breeding black skirt tetra

i want my black skirt tetra to breed in the main tank so my question is how big do they have to be before they breed?????? also i have plants in my tank so what else do i need for them to breed
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:18 AM   #2
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Black skirts are egg layers. IME getting them to spawn is not difficult, the hard part is to keep eggs and fry from being eaten by adult fish.
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Thx my goal its to get them to breed in the tank once n warever happens hapens then breed.them in another tank!!!
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heavily plant the tank, lots of ground cover. You can use lots of java moss or whatever. I've had my black skirts spawn and even had a few survivors in my big tank.
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If you really want to raise the fry it would be best to set up a smaller breeding tank. Condition the adults, move them into the breeding tank to spawn, then back into the main tank.
Plenty of fast-growing live plants like Najas and an air-driven sponge filter in the breeding tank would be helpful. The fry will be tiny, check into getting some suitably small golden pearls to feed them.
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IMO if you want fry, the easiest way to go about it would be to put some parents in a small breeding tank and then remove them once you see spawning behavior so the eggs are not eaten.

I have a tank of all egg layers (black skirts, danios, black neons). The danios spawn quite regularly in my java moss. I sold a friend some RCS and threw a chunk of java moss in the bag for the shrimp to cling to while he was transporting them and amazingly enough a few weeks later he had a baby danio swiming around in his *shrimp only* tank. I however have never once seen any fry of any sort..just too many predators in my community tank.
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Oh ok thx ill try that n when r they old enough to breed
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