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Is it normal for 2 lemon tetras to group together all the time and leave the other one out of the group or is the pair a mating pair and trying to do a breeding ritual? What is the way to tell the difference between male and female lemon tetras?
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I guess it depends. Sometimes they may exclude one another from the group. It happens with my fish sometimes and then other days they are all in a group. They may be breeding, though, in which case when they get done, they will probably all school up again. do they normally school together?
 

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Tom said:
Is it normal for 2 lemon tetras to group together all the time and leave the other one out of the group or is the pair a mating pair and trying to do a breeding ritual? What is the way to tell the difference between male and female lemon tetras?
Tom
g'morning Tom~
I was wondering the same thing. I have three tetras newly introduced. They usually hang out together but at times, I see two together and one seems to be left out, by him/herself. Cant tell at this point if its the same two either. Wish I could tell the sex of the tetras as well, and hopefully someone out there can give us a clue! I think with introducing three more, will solve the ' One is a lonely number'.. issue! Thats what Im going to do.
 
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Shortly after writing this post, I got three more and they all school together and look happy since they swim along side with my big angel fish.
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thats great news Tom! ;D i wil also be adding angels, but not til I get the water situation under control.
I bet your schooling tetras are very happy!
 
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They are very happy, and will be even happier when the new tank is set up.
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Well... My neon tetras do the same thing. Being a newbie and all all i can say is that if no aggression is being shown and the fish is eating they're really is nothing wrong.

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Our diamond males chase the female all over the place when they want to breed.
Lemon tetra info
 
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