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Old 02-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Tetra breeding! Help

A few years ago I bough 3 teteras and they have lived happily in my tank since then. Yesterday I noticed one looked really fat so I kept an eye on it but his morning ( I think it's a she) was being chased by the other two! How can I help reduce her stress I think I have 2 males and 1 female
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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A few years ago I bough 3 teteras and they have lived happily in my tank since then. Yesterday I noticed one looked really fat so I kept an eye on it but his morning ( I think it's a she) was being chased by the other two! How can I help reduce her stress I think I have 2 males and 1 female
Get more tetras. They like schools = 6 fish minimum.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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gaby is right, they enjoy schools of at least 6 and their should always be more females to males. if you don't think you could get a few more tetras, try giving the tank more hiding places like adding driftwood or plants.
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Also tetras are egg layers and dont have live fish, she may be bloated. I recommend feeding some peas in garlic.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:30 AM   #5
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What type of tetra is it?
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:42 AM   #6
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1: idk what kind it is I got them so long ago but they are dimond shaped with stripes and are a silvery black color


http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...l3l0&mvs=0#i=4 if it doesn't show it's the fith one


2 how do you know the difference between male and female my lfs sells them as one,

3: I have a cave and lots of plants but they only hide in the plants they share a tank with a swordtail and two Ghost something's, also 2 ghost shrimp

I don't see any eggs could they have been eaten I'm going to look again
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Is it a black skirt tetra?
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:48 AM   #8
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Yeah I believe so
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it'll be fine if you have plenty of cover i think. just be a little careful of your swordtail or even your ghost shrimp o-o ghost shrimp may or not eat your eggs and will try to grab your fry when they have the chance
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:07 PM   #10
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So that's why my shrimp are doing so well
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So why do you think they are breeding? Also they will not spawn inside the caves. They prefer plants to spawn on.
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