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How To Sex Neon Tetras?

Discussion in 'Cyprinids, Characins and Atherinids' started by Amberleaf, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Amberleaf

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    Hey, y'all; I want to know how I can sex my neon tetras (I have 10), and how to breed them easily? ^^;

    I currently have 10 neon tetras, and I have heard somewhere that a way to sex them is that the males have a straight green/blue/purple (my neons are purple in the morning; blue during the day; green at night :D ), stripe, and the females have a crooked one....? ^^;

    Also, I need to know how to breed them; like, pH, water temperatures, if there are any kinds of dry foods that I can feed them (because I'm not allowed frozen, or even live, foods)....? :eek:

    Thanks! ^^; :D
     
  2. JustKia

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    When looked at from the side the female's belly is rounder and that leads to the stripe appearing to be bent/crooked, while the males are more slender and so the stripe appears straight.

    As for breeding - the eggs are extremely photosensitive so bredding isn't easy at all.
    Wiki has a little bit about spawning neons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_tetra

    Google Search Results
     
  3. aly_starh

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    Males are thinner, blue line is straight
    Females have a rounder belly, blue line is crooked.

    Breeding them-- well, kinda hard, i had some Neons (they died) female laid eggs, turned round and ate them.
    It will be very difficult, but yeh, use the link Kia gave you.
     
  4. Amberleaf

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    Oh-kay, thanks. ^^;

    Any other advice? Anyones....? :/
     

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