I Have A Pregnant Neon Tetra What Do I Do? How Do I

Discussion in 'Neon Tetra' started by Jonathan Stump, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Jonathan StumpNew MemberMember

    I currently have a school of six neons in my 10 gallon tank. I noticed one was larger then the past few days, I looked up pictures of pregnant neons and they matched. I have a few empty tanks on stand by, a 2.5 gal, a 1 gal, a .5 gal(it was a gift) and a 15. I am clueless on what to do with a pregnant schooling fish, can I isolate it?, or should I bring the whole school?
  2. penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    Can you post a picture so we can make sure it's not just bloated?
  3. BabaWell Known MemberMember

    Neon tetras lay eggs, so not sure if you should call it "pregnant". If your parameters are right the group will spawn and the female will release the eggs.
    You should have large pebbles or java moos on the bottom to prevent eggs get eaten by the tetras.
    Not sure if this applies to Neons but some fish have better hatching success if the light is turned off. The adults need to be removed from the tank obviously.
  4. Jonathan StumpNew MemberMember

    I’m sorry for the horrible photos, shot it on my iPhone.

    I have medium sized pebbles but only one living plant, I’m currently planning a huge makeover, I’m changing the gravel, adding live plants, changing my filter media to sponges instead of cartridges with carbon to help the plants, driftwood, and much more!

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  5. AdriifuWell Known MemberMember

    Your fish may easily just be bloated. Have you seen this particular tetra eat more food than the others?
  6. Jonathan StumpNew MemberMember

  7. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    You mean egg layer? Fish that lay eggs aren't called pregnant. Or Gravid

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