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post #1 of 4 Old 05-22-2009, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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breeding tetras

Well i have quite a few different types of tetras spread out amongst 5 different tanks and have been setting up breeder tanks for all the shrimp i keep.........I would like to start to try to breed the tetras i have, but am at a loss as what i need to do to set up a breeding tank for them.........What type of substrate?.......Put just a male and female together in a tank or should i put the whole shoal in the breeder tank?...........How large of a tank should i use to try and breed them in?.......Should i raise the temp or lower it?...Do i need to change wter parameters to help condition them?..........What types of foods should i be feeding them to "put them in the mood"?...Should i play some Barry White in the background?...(Just kidding!)...I think im gonna try with the Amapa Redline tetras i have to start..........Rare fish thats not seen alot in the industry, would like to up the number in my shoal.......Any and all comments are appreciated......Thanks in Advance!
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-22-2009, 01:18 PM
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Different species have somewhat differing spawning behaviours and needs. I think there is good info on each species on the Seriously Fish site. Here's the link to the "Knowledge Base" on that site.
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Thanks Byron......nevr been to that site....very informative......
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Thanks Byron......nevr been to that site....very informative......
You're welcome. There are several similar, like Practical Fishkeeping (the UK fish magazine site, they have informed articles on this and that), and doing a Google search of something like "spawning tetras" will find several. Most are probably trustworthy, I like to read several opinions and when I see consistency I feel the information is probably trustworthy. But the two I've specifically mentioned are OK and will probably provide most of what you're looking for. Good luck.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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