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Hyperlite 11-18-2007 01:54 PM

Is my blushing white skirt tetra pregnant?
Hey everyone,

Recently I noticed that one of my white skirt tetras has become very wide. It is a clear fish and inside I can see TONS of cream colored dots inside, looks like sand or something. Is this pregnancy :) or a disease :(


herefishy 11-18-2007 03:19 PM

In a previous post, I explained that egglayers and egg scatters do not become pregnant, they become gravid. The reason, I would imagine, is that we think of pregnancy as being internally fertilized. Egglayers have the eggs fertilized after the eggs are released by the female. Hence the difference. And yes, I believe your tetra may be gravid.

Hyperlite 11-18-2007 06:50 PM

Well that makes complete sense fishy, sorry about the wording! Thanks, haha.

teh13371 12-14-2007 12:41 PM

would you want the fish do breed? i have many helpful hints to having fry

cwgrl42 06-21-2012 12:08 AM

Did this fish end up laying eggs? I have one that is filled with these cream colored dots!! And another one that is starting to get them!! It is kinda freaky when you lok at them because it looks like some of their organs are being displaced!

I am just wondering if your fish laid eggs or if it was a disease......

cwgrl42 06-21-2012 12:14 AM

Gravid Blushing White Tetra
I have four white tetras in my 50 gallon tank. Recently I noticed that 1 of them is really wide and has cream colored dots INSIDE her body behind her blushing spot and above her anal fin (not sure if this is the correct anatomical name or not). I have a second one that is starting to develop this also and was just worried that it might not be eggs developing (there has to be hundreds of them!!!) and might be something more serious. This fish is acting no different and eats heartily at each feeding.

Varkolak 06-21-2012 06:36 AM

This topic is 5 years old, don't think you'll get your answers from it

cwgrl42 06-21-2012 04:12 PM

I was hoping the person who first posted on it would get an email about a new posting and clue me in on what had happened with his fish. Thanks tho... I kinda figured it would be a long shot

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