what is this black phantom tetra behaviour

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what is this black phantom tetra behaviour

Postby jennifer o » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:05 pm

hi there, had my tetras around 6 months ish now. just done a water change today and noticed that all the males seem to be chasing the one female about.

this has never happened before, they keep shoving her and trying to get up close. Is this spawning behaviour?

my platys keep getting caught up in the chase by by the male phantoms lol.

is there anything i should be doing if they are spawning?
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Re: what is this black phantom tetra behaviour

Postby Carylnz » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:39 pm

Probably old enough to spawn now. Nothing needs to be done as, in a community tank, the eggs will be eaten.
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Re: what is this black phantom tetra behaviour

Postby jennifer o » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:14 am

awwww no id lov e to save some
200l tank - 6 black phantom tetras, 1 golden chinese algae eaters, 2 pleco, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 platys, 2 silver mollies, 3 panda corys

80l tank - 3 platys, 1 guppy, 4 neon tetras, 2 red honey gouramis

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Re: what is this black phantom tetra behaviour

Postby Carylnz » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:29 am

If the tank is very heavily planted one or two per spawn might survive. Otherwise you need a separate breeding tank for them.
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