1 year ago#1
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How do you know if your glofish TETRA is going to have a baby? My green one looks fatter then any of my others. Not just fat, but her stomach looks like, you know, something's in it. Is she going to have babies? Thanks

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1 year ago#2
glowfish
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first off do u know how to tell the difference between a male and a female

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1 year ago#3
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Tetras are not live bearers, they drop eggs - so they won't get "pregnant" looking before birth. Gender can be determined by looking at the fins...

From aquaticcommunity.com's article on Black Skirt Tetras ( http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/tetrafish/ blackskirttetra.php )

The anal fin of the female Black Skirt tetra is narrower than the male anal fin. The front edge runs parallel with the second vertical line on her abdomen. The dorsal fin is also less pointed in females. In male Black Skirt tetras, the front edge of the anal fin slants back towards the tail. You can also distinguish the two sexes by looking at their body shape; the female is typically plumper than the male. Male Black Skirt tetras will sometimes sport white dots on the caudal fin.
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1 year ago#4
glowfish
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cool now since u know that look at her and see if u can see little round balls inside her

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1 year ago#5
glowfish
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do u see any thing

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1 year ago#6
glowfish
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all glo fish are white skirt tetras

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1 year ago#7
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Glo fish actually come in three varieties - Barbs, Danios, and Tetras. All three are egg laying species, and they're hard (and illegal!) to breed successfully. Black and White Skirts are the same thing as far as reproductive cycle goes.

As far as looking for anything, there's no pic so that's kinda hard to do

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1 year ago#8
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Thanks for the information!

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1 year ago#9
Hi
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There are little bumpy ball -looking things in the stomach by the way. Does that mean any thing?

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1 year ago#10
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Here's a photo of her..If u look at her closely, you'll see bumps in her stomach

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1 year ago#11
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Also here's another...

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1 year ago#12
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Please help I'm not sure if it's going to have babies or not can someone please tell me? Thnx

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1 year ago#13
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She does look a bit thick but tough to tell. I thought it was only illegal if you sell the offspring but you can breed for yourself? Tetra are extremely difficult to cultivate. Good luck!

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1 year ago#14
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Joni wrote:
I thought it was only illegal if you sell the offspring but you can breed for yourself? :)


Per their website... intentionally breeding them, whether for sale or personal use, is illegal. There is an exception for schools as part of a science class project.

I guess the keyword there is intentionally... if they happen to breed, so be it. Just don't try to breed them.
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1 year ago#15
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Thnx people

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1 year ago#16
Lithia
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MedicPanda wrote:
Glo fish actually come in three varieties - Barbs, Danios, and Tetras. All three are egg laying species, and they're hard (and illegal!) to breed successfully. Black and White Skirts are the same thing as far as reproductive cycle goes.

As far as looking for anything, there's no pic so that's kinda hard to do :P


I've always wondered about the "illegal" to breed thing. It seems to me that if I purchase an animal, and I don't have to sign a contract promising a certain type of behavior, then there can be no illegality in breeding them. Whilst I have no intention of breeding my one glofish Danio, I don't see how a company that has entered no binding legal agreement with me can hold me liable if I sell an animal that has been bred in captivity and made it to adulthood. I just think that there are very indistinct legalities in this situation. You can, however, buy glofish from scientific supply companies for teachers, AND breed them, but those companies clearly state that the offspring may not be sold. If I bought those fish, I would consider myself legally bound. But if there is no notice on the tank of the glofish where I buy them, no agreement pointed out to me and writ on my receipt, how could it be illegal?

I only just have wondered this off and on since I read the description on the scientific website, where the Glofish are twice the price as in the stores (but possibly specially made to be fertile).

Not that I'm arguing, because again, everything I've read about raising Danio fry says "Too much work" to me.... and so I'm figuring that nature will do it's thing, and if they have eggs, and if the eggs make it to hatching, and if one or two babies magically escape the filter pipe, the weekly water changes and gravel vac, and voracious other fish....well good for them. I can't imagine it being illegal if one of the eggs from my female glofish is able to make it to adulthood.
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1 year ago#17
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Is it very hard to take care of the babies for glofish tetras? How many do they have? thnx

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1 year ago#18
melissavee
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I was told by someone who worked at a petstore that the eggs were injected with that neon color, I don't know if that's true-if not, would a yellow glofish have yellow babies, or what if they mated with a pink one, would some then be pink?- would it be a mother or the father resemblance or a mix of both like guppies? Or would they just be born natural? Does anyone know, this glowfish thing is getting very popular but its still very mysterious to me!
I'm sorry I can't answer your question but can only ask more questions! However I have never heard of anyone successfully breeding glowfish. If they are illegal to breed you'd think the company would cull all the females & sell only males.

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1 year ago#19
EvB
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I think you'll find that they have been genetically modified - if i understand correctly they use floressing genes from some kind of aquatic life (octopus? I don't recal)

There were fish that were dyed on the market at one time - I haven't seen them for years. If these fish were colored with a manual process, there would be no reason to try and prohibit reproduction. the offspring would revert to the natural form.

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1 year ago#20
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Genetically Engineered Glowfish

You may be thinking of the painted glass fish, which was injected with a dye. I understand they do the do the same thing to enhance the colors of hybrid cichlids like parrot and flowerhorn fish.

The first glowfish on the market were zebra danios carrying a gene from a jellyfish or similar marine creature. They were created by a government agency to study water pollution. After the experiment, somebody bought a patent on the newly designed fish and started selling them commercially. The patent holder must have attempted to control the market as long as possible by making themselves the only legal distributor of the fish.

They probably still are, but the danio glowfish made too many fry to keep track of. Now they've designed and built some tetra glowfish likely using the same gene splicing techniques. Doubtless they will soon flood the market just as state fair goldfish and "sea monkeys" once did.

Some people have mixed feelings about fish genetically engineered for our entertainment, but we also eat genetically engineered food of both animal and vegetable nature. Who knows how many more species will soon be glowing in the dark? I can just imagine the neighbor's easy-to-find-at-night cat. Maybe even a humus bean

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1 year ago#21
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My glofish tetra (from what I heard) will have babies soon. I just wanted t ask- will a lot of the babies die?

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1 year ago#22
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Tetras don't actually have babies in the sense that mammals and livebearing do. The female tetra drops her eggs, and they are externally fertilized by a male tetra.

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1 year ago#23
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Ya srry I knew that that's what I meant to say)

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2 months ago#24
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Did your Tetra ever have babies, and did they live??? I have a purple glofish Tetra and I think she may be ready to release her eggs. I have been doing as much research as possible, however I am not getting the answers or photos I am looking for...If you could please let me know more of what happened with yours, maybe it will help me out a bit. I can post a picture of her once I get home...Hope to hear from someone. Thanks!

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2 months ago#25
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Usually, it is frowned on the resurrect an old post, but I think you have a real question here, and while starting a new thread is what's we're suggested to do, I'll go with this.
Glo-fish are patented, hence the breeding legality question, which is unenforceable by now, at least for hobbyists.
The glowfish GMOed tetra is Gymnocorymbus ternetzi. the only difference is the insertion of a jellyfish gene into its DNA. So look up how to breed the scientific name, or black tetras, black skirt tetras or white skirt tetras. It's all there. ignore the 'glo'. it is just a dull coloration issue that makes a cool fish look like every other glofish.
For Danios, the species is Danio rerio, one of the easiest fish to breed out there - the zebra danio.
The glo-barb is Puntigrus tetrazona, the tiger barb.

All are easy to breed (as would be expected for mass produced glofish) but they need special set-ups for you to succeed with raising babies.

By the way, I am not a fan of glofish - but there seems to now be a glo-guppy on the way.

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2 months ago#26
TropicalAquarist
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Are black skirt tetras easy to breed?

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2 months ago#27
Claudia
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I apologize for not being aware I needed to start a new thread, however I am very happy for the information, and I will be posting a new thread with the pictures of my Tetras.

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2 months ago#28
xmaybememories13x
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Where did you hear about the glo guppy?

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2 months ago#29
TropicalAquarist
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Yes where did you hear about the glo-guppy? Those would be so easy to breed!

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