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post #1 of 3 Old 03-03-2009, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Can these two types of fish breed?

A Von Rio Tetra and a Black Skirt Tetra?
and a Neon Tetra with a Glowlight Tetra?

I'm also wondering how to tell them apart between male and female?

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-03-2009, 07:38 PM
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No, they cannot. And a general rule for sexing tetras is that females are bigger, broader, and plumper, but this is very vague. A skinny female could be confused for a male, and vice versa. The best way to get a breeding colony of tetras is to buy around 6-10.

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post #3 of 3 Old 03-04-2009, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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ok so we have to buy 6-10 and put them in the breeding box to have them breed. correct ?
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