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Old 01-02-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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Red face wow neon tetra fry

i didnt not even consider it a possibility that my neons would produce fry that lived

but doing my water change to day there was one just swimming around all happy....however due to the fact i was not prepared hes more than likely eaten by my other fish by now

doing some research they take about 3 to 4 days to become swimming?

is there a high chance this could happen again and what should i look out for as not alot of information is out there
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:05 AM   #2
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well thats, you know... sad
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:28 AM   #3
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Oh. No idea but curious since I have a school in my planted tank.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:44 AM   #4
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Nice! You should check around in the tank and see if you can find any more and put them in a breeder net before they get eaten too.!
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Neon tetra fry are rare! Well done! I'll see if I can gather some info, in the meantime you could pm andy sager.
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i didnt not even consider it a possibility that my neons would produce fry that lived

but doing my water change to day there was one just swimming around all happy....however due to the fact i was not prepared hes more than likely eaten by my other fish by now

doing some research they take about 3 to 4 days to become swimming?

is there a high chance this could happen again and what should i look out for as not alot of information is out there
Sure, it could happen again. If the same, right conditions occur in the tank again, there's no reason why they wouldn't spawn again. HOWEVER, if you are trying to get a spawn that you can raise up for sure, you should breed the fish diliberately in a separate tank so that you can control the conditions for the fry to survive. Otherwise, it will always be a "pot luck" as to whether you get any fry to survive.

Hope this helps
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I came across this article that you might be interested in. The parameters discussed are pretty much what I used to breed neons.
Click here: How to breed Neon tetras | Features | Practical Fishkeeping
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oh defiantly did not try this on purpose...but would try my hardest to keep them alive if i did...thank you for your answer...however no my sightings since
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I came across this article that you might be interested in. The parameters discussed are pretty much what I used to breed neons.
Click here: How to breed Neon tetras | Features | Practical Fishkeeping
Good read. So, do you think dimmer lighting is important?
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Good read. So, do you think dimmer lighting is important?

Yes. Tetra eggs are very sensitive to the light so it's most highly recommended to breed them in very low lite. I used to breed mine in a row that got only indirect light from outside. No overhead light. They usually spawned around day break. The natural lighting cycle played a part in it I truly believe. As long as you have a known male and female, you should try to breed them on purpose. You'll be doing what most only dream about
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Yes. Tetra eggs are very sensitive to the light so it's most highly recommended to breed them in very low lite. I used to breed mine in a row that got only indirect light from outside. No overhead light. They usually spawned around day break. The natural lighting cycle played a part in it I truly believe. As long as you have a known male and female, you should try to breed them on purpose. You'll be doing what most only dream about
So if I leave the tank lights off for a few days won't my plants suffer? And im not sure what my m/f ratio is, or if I even have one.
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You had to have had at least one male and one female or else there would have not been a fry.
As for the light, you need to use plants that require low light and are densely bushy. You don't want to leave the lights off, you want them to have very low intensity and indirect lighting. How else would the fish know it was getting on to daybreak so time to spawn?
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