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11-08-2007, 11:08 PM
My glowlight tetras spawned this morning, but, of course, they ate them all. Would it be especially difficult to raise the eggs?

11-08-2007, 11:21 PM
its not too hard, ive raised a few

11-08-2007, 11:23 PM
They are one of the easier tetra's to breed so it is worth giving it a go... I have bred with them also...

The fish can be bred in pairs or in groups, and will deposit the up to 300 eggs per female on the plants (try to get some mosses or cabomba) in the breeding tank. Usually spawning occurs in the morning, and starts with active swimming of the fish, often up and down against the glass. The eggs aren't very sticky, and most will fall on the bottom of the tank. Remove the parents after spawning. At 25 degrees feeding infusoria should start after 4 to 5 days, and Artemia nauplii can be fed 3 days later.When fed well the fry can be spawned again after 8-9 months, and are fully grown in a year.

Good luck and have fun trying xxx

11-09-2007, 01:06 AM
Good reply Fish! Accurate and to the point.

11-09-2007, 01:23 AM
If your really serious about wanting to raise some. A bare tank 5-10galplaced near a window, suspend a plastic grid ( the type used for needlepoint) off the bottom,place a small bit of java moss in the center, fill to about 2" above the grid, place a conditioned pair or trio in the tank in the evening, they should spawn shortly after sunrise.

You want the water shallow so that they won't have time to turn around and eat the eggs as they fall

11-09-2007, 03:26 AM
hmm, can I use a spawning mop instead of moss/cabomba?

11-09-2007, 03:36 AM
Yep, the key is getting the eggs where the parents can't get them. The grid is the easiest .


11-09-2007, 03:49 AM
Thanks algenco. Are their eggs sticky?

11-09-2007, 03:58 AM
theyre egg scatterers, and java moss is recommended to catch the eggs

11-09-2007, 12:16 PM
The are only lightly sticky, most will fall to the bottom, you need some way to keep the fish from getting to them

11-09-2007, 01:15 PM
If you can't get a grid together you can also cover the bottom with marbles which cost next to nothing - the eggs will fall in between the marbles - they really are not sticky at all and will easily fall in between - seeing they also lay upto 300 eggs it is not too big a deal if a few get eaten :ezpi_wink1: