Identification For Male Or Female Tetra Pregnant Or Not.

  1. Fish tank

    Fish tank Valued Member Member

    can anyone tell me if my tetras are male female pregnant or not pregnant. I will post pictures later I am at school but any tips will help before.
     
  2. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    As far as i know its impossible to tell except females are abit larger then males..
     
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I am not aware of any tetras becoming pregnant. Tetras are egg layers with external fertilization.

    Females can be larger than males and more plump, but it's difficult to tell in many cases. Some display sexual dimorphism in color, but many do not.
     


  4. OP
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    Fish tank

    Fish tank Valued Member Member

    I think one of mine is pregnant because it is getting very fat and starting to get more protective.
     
  5. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    What kind of tetras are they?
    It might just be that one tetra is turning dominant..
     
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    She is not pregnant. She physically cannot be pregnant.
     


  7. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    One thing she can be is gravid. (Full of eggs. But not pregnant. No live babies inside her. Just eggs)

    Or bloated

    Or fat
     
  8. OP
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    Fish tank

    Fish tank Valued Member Member

    It is neon or cardinal
     
  9. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    Ok..
    You said one was protective.. was it chasing the others around?

    How many if them do you have?
    Some fish can turn abit crazy when stressed. And neons like to be in groups. It could just be stressed or a pig.. wanting all the food.

    The more information we get the better
     
  10. OP
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    Fish tank

    Fish tank Valued Member Member

    I have 10 in a group and I need to know if I should take him out into a smaller tank
     
  11. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    We need more information first.

    Pics, full stocking, tank size, water parameters (pH, temp, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates).

    How much do you normally feed and how often? What do you feed?
     
  12. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    Pulling out the neon wont change anything. It might not be sick. But i agree we need all that information

    Wait.. do you have more then one rainbowshark in a 20 gallon? Are the neons in there too?

    Just looked at your profile..
     
  13. OP
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    Fish tank

    Fish tank Valued Member Member

    My water is fine don't ask I checked it is all fine my tank is 75 degrees and I have a molly, a dwarf African frog, and 3 rainbow sharks in. 40 gallon tank.

    I had to upgrade but the neons got moved to a ten gallon.
     
  14. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, you have some major stocking issues if you'd like to discuss them. How many neons/cardinals do you have?

    And can you not list water parameters? That could be affecting the issues here.
     
  15. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    Unfortunately rainbow sharks dont get along with each other.

    but we are here to help the neons/cardinals

    @TexasDomer
    I think he mentionned having 10 neons/cardinals
     
  16. OP
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    Fish tank

    Fish tank Valued Member Member

    Yes I have 10 that I put in a 20 gallon alone now in my basement with everything set with the nitrates, nitrites,pH,temp, and ammonia. What is wrong with my stocking with the rainbows
     
  17. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    Rainbow sharks dont like eachother as they mature they wont have a bug enough territory to leave each other alone and will kill each other.

    Plus they reach 10cm in lenght

    The dwarf african frog will have trouble competing with the fish for food.

    Im confused ^^;

    Did you move the 10 neons/cardinal to a 20 gallon just now?

    If so. Thats much better for them
     
  18. OP
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    Fish tank

    Fish tank Valued Member Member

    The frog has lasted 12 years with them and the sharks back off when they see him because he will beat them up. And the sharks don't fight anymore and they are from a local breeder that keeps them at 1 inch for there life

    Yes I moved the tetras.
     
  19. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    Wow thats one long lived frog

    ((I just meant the fish will eat most of the food before the frogs get some. Not thar they will fight.))

    Thats.. very very odd. Never heard of any sharks staying that small unless stunted.

    As for the tetras thats good, their aggresion is probably going to go down with more space to move
     
  20. OP
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    Fish tank

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  21. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    Those are neons

    And sorry cant tell xD

    they dont look at all like rainbow sharks i have seen before.