NANFA-L-- breeding mexican tetras

geoffrey kimber (gkimber2 at
Fri, 28 Oct 2005 21:49:20 -0400

Does anyone have any information about breeding mexican tetras?

I currently have about a dozen in a 29 gallon tank, but I will be
moving them into a 55 pretty soon. I caught the fish in a high flow
region of a beautiful rocky river (the nueces) about 2 hours west of
San Antonio.

the males have colored up nicely and the females are getting bulky.
I'm wondering if the fish just scatter eggs or if they use another
fish's nest. I'd also be interested in knowing how long the eggs take
to hatch and if baby brine shrimp would be a reasonable first food for
the fry.

Geoff Kimber
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