Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:37 am Post subject: Cardinal tetras
Well guys I just stumbled upon something totally unexpected. I have been conditioning my Otos and corys for breeding. Today I was up at 2 AM as I had to finish up some work on my computer, tank lights were off but the light across the room was on. So as usual I glance at the dimmed out tank and I see my cardinals frantically swimming in a huge group. I initially assumed something was wrong and looked at my temperature and water line, and filter but everything was good. Then I just looked at them again and sure enough I see a thin bugger chasing a fat what I assume to be female cardinal. And in a few seconds a puff of eggs which I could hardly see I the dim light. I was doubting what I saw until I noticed the corys and other fish actively eat what fell down. I am now thinking of doing a diy spawning mop to better capture the eggs and guess I ll have to invest in a breeding tank sooner than I thought.
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:53 pm Post subject: Re: Cardinal tetras
Above is the YouTube link to what I managed to capture in almost darkness with my phone. You can see spawning behavior towards the end on the top right after which they released eggs which I didn't film. I am now investing my time on a diy spawning mop. Now I know it's next to impossible to raise the light sensitive fry from the light sensitive eggs. But figured I would give it a try anyway. Wish me luck.
Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:55 am Post subject: Re: Cardinal tetras
Can anyone with experience in breeding Pls help me out? My cardinals are spawning almost everyday, other than being fish food for the other residents, I have no means of removing the eggs and even if I do i have no idea how to go about the hatching process and the rearing of fry. I don't know if microworms will be small enough to feed cardinal fry or if I need to shield the hatchery tank from light. Or if I can keep shrimp in the hatchery along with the eggs. Kindly help out in this regard Thx.
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