Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-26-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Serpae Tetras...

I was wondering if someone could tell me some information about these little fishes. I have 6 of them, no clue if they are male or female. I have had them for a year and a half. How old do they have to be before they will start breeding? Is there a way that I can tell the females from the males? And is it normal for them to just hover in a school? The reason I ask is that is all they do... eat, and stay put till I get close to the tank, then they scatter like roaches. Any advice would be great.
__________________

__________________
nitroglyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 06:17 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
sharkeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: WA State
Posts: 29
Mine too

I have 10 of these, and mine pretty much act the same way. Although sometimes they split up into different groups. I'd like to know how to tell the sexes as well.
__________________

__________________
sharkeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 06:28 PM   #3
HN1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
HN1's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ga
Posts: 8,169
After sexual maturity (usually around 8 months), the female will start to grow larger and plumper than the males. Adult fish are easy to distinguish.

Sounds like they are acting like the prey fish that they are. lol How heavily decorated is the tank? Usually the more plants, decor, and hiding places they have the more comfortable they will feel. Then you'll see them venture out individually from the school.
__________________
Question everything you see on the internet. ~ George Orwell
HN1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
serpae, serpae tetra, serpae tetras, tetras

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serpae Tetras asimonPEM Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 1 11-09-2009 02:57 PM
Serpae tetras Chapin New Acquisitions 3 02-06-2009 07:56 PM
Serpae Tetras FSEMTB2 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 11-17-2006 04:50 PM
Deformities on Serpae Tetras... Lonewolfblue Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 25 08-29-2006 12:24 PM
Serpae Tetras PK Tester Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 09-22-2005 10:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×