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Old 04-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Is my fish pregnant? Red eye tetra

I am very confusing please help!
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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Absolutely, positively it is not pregnant. As Tetras are egg layers, they can never be pregnant. They can carry eggs ( which may be what you fish is doing), but if there are no males in the tank and the proper conditions for spawning are not present in the tank, nothing will come of her holding eggs.
Hope this makes you feel better
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:03 PM   #3
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So my fish have eggs?
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How to check if my fish is female or male.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
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How to check if my fish is female or male.
If this is not a balloon variation, the fullness in the abdomen would mean it's a female. Males tend to be slender except right after eating. Females will be rounded all the time.
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K tank you. Do. Want me to put her in a different tank?
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #7
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It's not necessary unless you plan on breeding them. It's nothing like doing livebearers and takes effort on your part to have a successful spawning and raising the fry. Egglaying fish can hold eggs their entire lives and never spawn so that fact that she is carrying eggs is not really a concern.
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Ok. So what do I have to do with her?
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:00 AM   #9
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Ok. So what do I have to do with her?

Nothing. Just enjoy her being in your fish tank. She doesn't care that she is holding eggs
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:00 AM   #10
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Ok. So I am happy. Thank you for ur reply.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:03 AM   #11
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Ok. So I am happy. Thank you for ur reply.

No problem
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