Voozle’s Glowlight Tetra Breeding Journal
[Pretend you see a breathtaking photo of a glowlight here. I'll get right on that
Hello, and welcome! First, a brief background before I outline my goals and begin the journal...
Last summer, I was fortunate enough to observe my kribensis pair hatch and raise several dozen young, with little effort required on my part. In August, an article by Ted Judy in TFH sparked my interest in breeding tetras, but I was already operating more tanks than I had time for. He listed Hemigrammus erythrozonus
among the easiest tetras to breed. I recently dismantled the last of my aquariums, and I'm now free to try breeding glowlight tetras. From this project I hope to gain the fundamental breeding experience and knowledge necessary for trickier tropical species, specifically the coral red pencilfish Nannostomus mortenthaleri
, and the dwarf chained loach Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki
A small school of glowlights will be housed in a 10 gallon aquarium (in my closet), which will hopefully allow me to satisfy my urge to aquascape, although it will be a low maintenance setup. Another 2-3 gallon tank will be set up for breeding. This journal will chronicle both the establishment of the two tanks and the tetra breeding effort, every trial and tribulation. I greatly appreciate all feedback, especially in response to any of the myriad questions I’m sure to ask along the way. Well, I’m ready when you are...
Oh, and I’ll try to keep an updated list of important sources of information here, in case anyone is interested in trying this for themselves:
• Five “Easy” Tetras
, by Ted Judy. Tropical Fish Hobbyish, August 2009.
• crshadow's Tetra Breeding Project
. Found here