WHEN DID WE START BREEDING?
Flowerhorn Cichlids were the first fish we were interested in breeding in 1999, when it was bombing for local demand. And then we switched to the Bettas in 2003, due to decreased in flowerhorn cichlids demands. Then we switched again in breeding in TETRAS until now.
Because tetra is a beautiful little fish and very in demand by hobbyists throughout the world.
TETRA is a freshwater fish of the characin family of order Characiformes. The type species of its genus, it is native to blackwater stream in the Orinoco and Amazon basin of South Amerika.
As the species is a shoaling species in the wild, groups of six or more individuals should be maintained in an aquarium although bigger groups are preferred. They will shoal their close cousins neon tetras, though, so combination of these two species totalling at least six should suffice (again, larger groups are preferred). Tank currents can help encourage shoaling behavior. The larger the number present to in an aquarium (subject to the usual constraints imposed by spaced and filtration efficiency), the better, and large shoals in any case from an impressive and visually stunning display.
The species will feed on a wide range of aquarium foods, though again, conditioning fishes of this species for breeding will usually require the use of live foods such as Daphnia.
Apart from the stringent requirements with respect to water chemistry, one of the major difficulties in captive breeding of species is the photosensitivity of the eggs; they will die if exposed to bright light. consequently, after spawning, the fishes should removed and the aquarium covered to darken it, thus providing the developing eggs with the conditions necessary for development.
Aquarium furnishings should be planned with some care, live aquatic plants, as well as providing additional biological filtration components to assist with nitrate management, provide an environment that resembles at least of the wild habitat, and fine-leaved plants such as cobomba are usually the plants of choice, though other plants such as Amazon swordplants and vallisneria are equally suitable for an aquarium housing them. Floating plants providing shade will also be welcomed by the species; this is connected with the breeding of the fish. A perfect biotope would be bogwood, a few native plants, dark substrate and subdued lighting with floating plants.