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how to breed cardinal tetra

Unread post by raphael2k2000 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:12 pm

can anyone guide me breeding cardinal tetra ?


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Re: how to breed cardinal tetra

Unread post by SCORPIO » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:10 am

You need following conditions:

1. Healthy food.
2. Clean, Soft and acidic water.
3. They lay eggs on plant leaf so keep fine leaf plants.
4. Eggs are sensitive to light so keep dim to moderate light.
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Re: how to breed cardinal tetra

Unread post by sushant » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:57 am

From what I have read, for all egg scatterers you need to setup a shallow tank(up to 6 inch) and layer the surface with marbles so that all the eggs can settle between the gaps and thus be protected from getting eaten.
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Re: how to breed cardinal tetra

Unread post by raphael2k2000 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:42 pm

How do I identify a male & female ?
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Re: how to breed cardinal tetra

Unread post by pinaki_pal » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:53 pm

Females can be identefied by their round shaped belly on the otherhand males will have a streamline torpedo like body structure....

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Re: how to breed cardinal tetra

Unread post by Hobbylover » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:28 pm

I'm sorry to demoralize u but Cardinal Tetras is impossible to breed in Tank at least in India. These northern south american species been reported & comes under Difficult Breeding category. The habitat in which they live & extreme care you need to take while raising fry adds to more pain. The stock here is wild caught & they do settle in tank environment but getting them to spawn is sheer impossibility.
Still you can go through following articles & Many Hobbyists like me will be very happy & hopeful if you undertake Cardinal Tetra breeding project. Do check out if there are any Govt. subsidies for Fish Farming
-http://en.microcosmaquariumexplorer.com ... inal_Tetra
-http://www.fnzas.org.nz/?p=154

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Re: how to breed cardinal tetra

Unread post by raphael2k2000 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:25 pm

Hobbylover wrote:I'm sorry to demoralize u but Cardinal Tetras is impossible to breed in Tank at least in India. These northern south american species been reported & comes under Difficult Breeding category. The habitat in which they live & extreme care you need to take while raising fry adds to more pain. The stock here is wild caught & they do settle in tank environment but getting them to spawn is sheer impossibility.
Still you can go through following articles & Many Hobbyists like me will be very happy & hopeful if you undertake Cardinal Tetra breeding project. Do check out if there are any Govt. subsidies for Fish Farming
-http://en.microcosmaquariumexplorer.com ... inal_Tetra
-http://www.fnzas.org.nz/?p=154
you mean all that cardinal/neon we get in india are imported?
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Re: how to breed cardinal tetra

Unread post by saikumar » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:01 am

Hobbylover wrote:I'm sorry to demoralize u but Cardinal Tetras is impossible to breed in Tank at least in India. These northern south american species been reported & comes under Difficult Breeding category. The habitat in which they live & extreme care you need to take while raising fry adds to more pain. The stock here is wild caught & they do settle in tank environment but getting them to spawn is sheer impossibility.
Still you can go through following articles & Many Hobbyists like me will be very happy & hopeful if you undertake Cardinal Tetra breeding project. Do check out if there are any Govt. subsidies for Fish Farming
-http://en.microcosmaquariumexplorer.com ... inal_Tetra
-http://www.fnzas.org.nz/?p=154

And for a record of spawn in INDIA, here is something
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w-QAD93qD8

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Re: how to breed cardinal tetra

Unread post by VishaalDalal » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:57 pm

this looks like neon tetras and not cardinal tetras.

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Re: how to breed cardinal tetra

Unread post by rahulm » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:39 am

raphael2k2000 wrote:
you mean all that cardinal/neon we get in india are imported?
i highly doubt anybody in India has got imported stocks.for your info, cardinals are bred commercially in a large scale in maharastra as well as in pockets of south India.
breeding is thus possible and if anybody has the facility he can surely do it.

back to the discussion guys. coolbig

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