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post #1 of 5 Old 10-14-2015, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
Pretty sure my tetra is pregnant. I only have experience w/molly fry

Hi everyone! So I have a 30 gal tank with a couple tetra, a molly and fry that are a few months old now. I only have experience with mollies having fry so a pregnant tetra is foreign to me and idk what to do differently?

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-16-2015, 09:35 AM
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Tetra's do not get pregnant, only livebearers do which are: Guppies, Mollies, Platies, and a couple others. Tetras, Danios, Barbs, and more are egg layers/scatterers. So what will happen is she'll scatter her eggs and if a male is around, he'll fertilize them but likely they'll be eaten before they're hatched since Tetras are really good at eating their eggs. So, don't expect any fry at all.

Wilds: Betta Wajok, B. rutilans, B. siamentorialis, B. hendra
Leopards: 1:4 Hawkeye, Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
Bearded Dragon: Stormfly

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-25-2015, 07:40 PM
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I concur with the above.

How did it work out???????
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-25-2015, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
Still looks the same... I'm clueless unless it's a molly. Lol. Assuming it's a female, she still looks like there's something in there and she still has a big round belly compared to my other tetra. Guess I'll just have to wait. Any clue how long it takes for a female to release eggs? If that's even what's happening in my tank. ..
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-26-2015, 09:04 AM
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Looks like it may be a she, it's harder to tell on long fin varieties sometimes. Sometimes they'll never release eggs or it happens so quick and they become eggy again in a matter of a couple of days so it may seem like she's never released anything. She could also just be fat too. If you fast the tank a couple days, she should reabsorb the eggs and not be so eggy. It's usually not a problem though, fish don't normally become egg bound like a lizard can.

Wilds: Betta Wajok, B. rutilans, B. siamentorialis, B. hendra
Leopards: 1:4 Hawkeye, Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
Bearded Dragon: Stormfly

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