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post #1 of 2 Old 04-22-2012, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Question Breeding Neon Tetra

Before i took a 20 year break from the hobby I had a surprise when I looked into my tank and found some baby neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi). Since I am back into the hobby I have been doing some research and found that neons can be difficult to breed.
I am interested in trying again, and am curious to find if any other members have had any luck? Success (and failure) stories are welcome.

Also anyone with knowledge of the imperial tetra (Hyphessobrycon sp?) please let me know

Thanks in advance

ps also interested in angelfish
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-23-2012, 12:24 AM
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I remember reading an article in tropical fish hobbyist MANY years ago which was an account of successfully spawning and rearing Congo Tetras. I determined at that time that, based on the hardness and alkalinity of our water, I would concentrate on fish more at home in what comes from my tap.

So although I have no success stories to relate, I applaud your long-ago success at producing (intentionally or not) a few viable fry.It says to me your water parameters much have been spot on, you must have unwittingly created the necessary conditions of temperature and light that prompt spawing, and most amazingly of all, your tank must have had sufficient richness of life to provide a food source for at least a few of these tiny creatures. Look at back issues of Aquarium periodicals, or nose though their annual indexes for breeding accounts for tetras to see what the procedure is like and whether or not it seems like something you could possibly accomplish again.



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