How do you know when a neon tetra is pregnant or any other t...

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4 years ago #1
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How do you know when a neon tetra is pregnant or any other type of fish?

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4 years ago #2
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All I know is about live-bearers and when they are pregnant, they get a big belly and you can see, behind the anal fin, a "gravid spot" which is a dark spot. Also, there is what's known as "squaring off" where they were once round (near the anal fin), they now have a sharper angle.

I don't know if it's like this for all fish, but I know that's how it is for platies, mollies, guppies and any other live-bearer.

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4 years ago #3
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Neon tetras don't get pregnant, they spawn eggs, so it may be a big belly with eggs, or it could be food or it could be neon tetra disease.

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4 years ago #4
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Tetras lay eggs.
look really close for scales lifted off the fish (just look for the signs of dropsy) if none are there then she might be holding eggs.
Neon Tetras are often very hard to breed without purposefully trying. Not impossible, but not common for them to get pregnant by accident. Also, you need extremely soft, acidic water for them as well...around a pH of 5-6. The neon could be constipated as well. Keep an eye on it, or try feeding it some peas (nuked in the microwave for a few seconds, just the meat portion) to make them poop more.
And peal the peas before feeding.

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4 years ago #5
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You dont until you see a small lump underneeth them

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4 years ago #6
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A dark spot near their body, and their belling swelling around the bottom.

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3 years ago #7
mimi
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What do you mean by swelling?(:

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2 years ago #8
john macatol
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males and females must be separated so that the feminin
could get a bigger belly
an males could expand there load
for about 1 month its ready for breeding with screen with small holes because the process of breeding this fish are like danios


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2 years ago #9
john macatol
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today is my 2nd time of breeding tetras and i have over 700 eggs per small aquarium remember to breed tetras analize them and separate the males and females so that
you could see the difference females got a bigger bellies and males was like natural....

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2 years ago #10
Ellie
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Hi I have 4 neon tetra's in my tank and wonder if they are pregnant as I has a big belly and it has lost its blue stripe so could you hep me ???

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2 years ago #11
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The reason why your neon lost its blueish color is that of:
Stress
The time you lost the belly size tummy.
Its because it already release its eggs...

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1 year ago #12
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The first sign your fish is pregnant, is she will gain some noticeable mass. Then your mommy fish will begin to show a dark red/black spot that will appear towards where the fish defecates. I was told with guppies and other live bearing fish, this gravid spot is actually the eyes of the fry (baby fish).

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1 year ago #13
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I have 2 neon tetras and 2 guppies in my ten gallon tank. I started with 3 guppies and a sword tail and 2 neon tetra but when I Whent away for a days I left my sister to feed them. When I got back 1 guppie was missing. A few days latter the sword tail died within 2 min. My largest guppie was laying on the bottom and I was worried about it so I changed the water and it got a little better. It swims weard though. Then yesterday morning I discovered that my female tetra was at atacking it and the other tetra. What does that mean and what do I do?

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1 year ago #14
johnmacatol
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YOUR FISH(TETRA)

attacked the other female :

its iretated
hungry

or protecting something
or its both male nor female
also its a territorial fish

its like an alpha male is to agreesive
heres the following:


List of aggressive Tetra species for beginners
I wanted to create an informative list of the more common tetra species for beginners that would require more caution when stocking a community tank. A lot of beginners are typically unaware of the range of temperament between tetra species and with a lot of chain stores out there selling them and not educating the beginning aquarist, just assume they're all peaceful, which is obviously not the case. Please feel free to add to the list if I'm missing any species that should be on this list.

Very aggressive:
bucktooth tetra - species only tank and *not* a community fish! This fish shouldn't even be called a tetra.

Semi-aggressive or nippy even in adequate shoals:
diamond tetra
red eye tetra
blue tetra (Knodus borki)
serpae tetra
black skirt tetra
Silvertip Tetra
Colombian Tetra
buenos aires tetra
penguin tetra (all Thayeria species)
Blue emperor tetra (Inpaichthys kerri)

Somewhat nippy:
congo tetra (rare cases, but mostly amongst conspecifics)
lemon tetra
Green Fire Tetra (rare cases)
blind cave tetra (due to being blind, a technique for searching for food)


KENDRA

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1 year ago #15
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I have 17 neon tetras I belive 5-6 are male and the rest are female. I've made the ph 6.4 and the lighting very dull and I am feeding them blood worms. I've tried my best to mimic their breeding environment but nothing seems to be working I'm not shore if some are pregnant or not they just look big.
Is there any thing else I can do to get them to breed?

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1 year ago #16
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I don't know much about breeding tetras but I do know there should be no light at all to the extent of covering the tank so it is pitch black

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1 year ago #17
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Make sure your water temp is (20-24c) (65-70f) when you get up in the morning keep the light level low shut a curtain or drape something over the tank, then remove a short time later, give them time to breed. Also plants that float are great. I have pingpong balls wrapped in java moss tied to weights by fishing line.

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9 months ago #18
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Neons get agitated when they are kept at numbers below 5. They are schooling fish so they need numbers .

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9 months ago #19
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Helping you, this post was 3 years old to begin with, and the last reply was 5 months ago. Check the dates of posts before replying

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9 months ago #20
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Sometimes to old threads are worth replying to though. This one is a misleading disaster, info wise, and if people still find them, they read them.
I sometimes think half the people writing questions only read the answers they want to see, and not anything that doesn't confirm what they want. Most of the answers are for people who check in to see the different points of view, from the title.

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8 months ago #21
Mary
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True. I just checked cause I bought tetras and the belly is distended on one. Not sure if it's sick, or pregnant. I'll keep an eye on it.

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2 weeks ago #22
Millie
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BRUHHHHHHHH MY FISH IS PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 weeks ago #23
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Please dont add on to old threads like this. Use the 'Ask Your Question' box upper right.

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