Do Long-Fin Black Skirt Tetras regrow their fins? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 06-03-2008, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Do Long-Fin Black Skirt Tetras regrow their fins?

Well, I had to use medication in order to treat my fish's fin rot, but I was wondering do they regenerate their fins or not?
BORGUSX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 06-03-2008, 08:05 PM
Member
 
Meatpuppet's Avatar
 
they should grow back fine if you keep up with the water changes so the parameters are good to help the healing process.

I am against piracy, please dont sink ships
:)
Meatpuppet is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 06-03-2008, 09:49 PM
yea i had a black skirt loose like 40% of his back fin in a fight and it grew back in 2 or 3 weeks
stephenmontero is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 09-22-2008, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Their fins aren't fully regenerated! I feed them freeze dry blood worms, but I am suppose to feed them flakes it is because they don't eat the flakes that I gave them except for the one that I used from a specialized fish store!
BORGUSX is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 09-22-2008, 01:07 AM
Member
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
How many tetras do you have? What other fish are with them? Black skirts are known fin-nippers and may even nip at each other if they aren't in a large enough group. The nipping could be what's causing them to have missing bits of fin. The fin rot could just be an infection because of the wounds the fish are getting from some other source.

What brand of flakes are you using? Some sort of prepared food (like flakes) should be the staple of their diet. I've definitely noticed that my fish enjoy better quality flakes than the cheaper ones, as they're higher in fish content and don't have as much junk like wheat and corn. You could also try another type of prepared food like crisps or crumbles.

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 09-22-2008, 08:35 AM
Member
 
Little-Fizz's Avatar
 
Tetras can be sketchy about accepting food off the surface of the water too. Do they eat the blood worms off the surface? My tetras usually go for the sinking pellets, and if they are feeling brave enough they boot up to the top and grab a flake then right back down they go. Increasing their group numbers could make them feel a little bit safer.

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
Little-Fizz is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 09-22-2008, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
I only have 3 Black Skirt Tetras for like a year or more! They seem to be fully grown now! BTW, is a Long Fin Black Skirt Tetra a subspecies of a regular Black Skirt Tetra?

What are good brands of flake food?

Should I get 3 more Black Skirt Tetras?

I have 3 Bloodfin Tetras, 3 Upside-Down Catfish, 3 Japanese Algae Eating Shrimps, and 3 Black Kuhli Loaches besides the black skirts!
BORGUSX is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 09-22-2008, 10:20 AM
Member
 
Little-Fizz's Avatar
 
Long fin black skirt tetras are just a long finned version of the black skirts.

I just bought tetraMin tropical crisps. Not sure how good they are, they seems pretty good, and its supposedly 35% less waste and concentrated nutrition. They are little round flakes with different colour dots in the middle. Pretty nifty food.

Yes, adding more tetras would be a good idea. A school of 5 or more is ideal.

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
Little-Fizz is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 09-25-2008, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
I heard that Long Fin Black Skirt Tetras are man-date, so how does the process do they select tetras with a certain characteristic and breed them?

Well, the long fin version school with the regular version?
BORGUSX is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 09-26-2008, 09:19 AM
Member
 
Little-Fizz's Avatar
 
I honestly couldn't tell you how they go about selecting for breeding for the long finned variety. I would imagine any fish with a sail fin or long skirts would have to be man made though.

And I don't see why the long finned ones wouldn't school with the regular ones, they are pretty much the same thing.

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
Little-Fizz is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diamond Tetra with Black Skirt Tetras stephanieleah Characins 4 01-17-2010 09:43 AM
black skirt tetras Deku Characins 12 12-16-2008 04:28 PM
Breeding Black Skirt Tetras? jr.masterbreeder Fish Breeding 3 02-16-2008 01:28 PM
Black Skirt Tetras have ich Jasey Tropical Fish Diseases 15 12-25-2007 08:35 PM
Black skirt tetras? Firebelly girrl Characins 3 06-13-2007 03:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome