View Full Version : Raring Black Widdow Tetras
05-01-2006, 10:00 AM
When the tetras scatter there eggs would it be safe to get what i can and place them in a guppy breeding tank to let them grow in there till they are big enough to swim free with the parents
05-01-2006, 11:04 AM
you could do that, but i would take the old ones out, but that me.
05-01-2006, 11:36 AM
hmm, u know that seems like the smarter thing to do doesnt it, well i never thought of that lol thanx rollie
how many eggs does an average female black widdow lay
05-01-2006, 11:47 AM
not familier with black widdow, maybe they goes by different name up here. could be anywhere from a dozen too the 1000 eggs. not all will hatch. one spawn of neon had over 100 youngs at time to sell.
05-02-2006, 11:43 AM
Black Widow or Black Skirt Tetras or gymnocorymbus ternetzi
05-02-2006, 12:10 PM
now i know them. what i said, above.
05-02-2006, 12:13 PM
k thanx rollie
06-03-2006, 12:32 PM
Ive trained my blackskirts to take food from my hands and they will jump just above the waters surface to get food from me now
06-08-2006, 02:01 AM
Has anyone here ever bred and had sucsessful fry?
06-08-2006, 06:55 AM
blackskirts are one of the easiest tetras to breed. The fry is very small and will need small food. The parents eat their eggs if not removed after spawning.
06-08-2006, 08:12 AM
How will i know if the female is pregnant (i cant remove the parents as they are in a community tank and i have no other tanks where they could go)
06-08-2006, 08:56 AM
in that case you might have to wait to sawn them if you want the fry to survive. The females are rounder, fatter when pregnant.
06-11-2006, 04:49 AM
my convict fry are currently in a small 8 litre tank when they get larger and i upgrade them would that be safe to breed widow tetras in, also how long will it take the widow fry to be about an inch, i bought one when it was an inch and in about 2 weeks it was fully grown, do they grow really fast?
06-11-2006, 10:19 AM
They grow fast but can't say how fast. I have never breed them.
07-01-2006, 09:58 PM
I was going to try breeding them once but ended up not getting them. The easyest thing to do would be to get you male and female and place them into the raising tank you can use water from the parents tank to fill up the raising tank. Feed the parents on live foods, if you cant get hold of any, frozen would be a good substitute. Once they have spawned you must remove the parents as they will find there eggs a tasty snack. They can be quite a big tetra and large females can have anywhere from 20 to 500 eggs usualy around 200, not all eggs will hatch but then again the might. Then you have to wait for them to hatch and for them to absorb their egg yoke. Once they are free swimming you can feed them tiny foods like baby brine shrimp which you can grow yourself. If you buy brine shrimp eggs there is usualy instructions on how to hatch them. Finaly make sure you have a supply of baby brine shrimp as the babys will need constant monetaring and feeing.
When they are big enough you may return them to their parents. If you plan to sell them to a pet shop you must make sure thay take them b4 you breed them.
Hope this helps!
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