Breeding the Neon Tetra

Day Six of Experiment

Day One of Inducing Spawning

Male and female Neon Tetras in breeding tank.

Male and female Neon Tetras in breeding tank.

The male Neon Tetra was introduced to the breeding tank yesterday. Close examination with a microscope reveals microscopic life in the tank but no eggs as yet. Although the Neon Tetras seem very happy in their new environment ¬†and are behaving in a manner that should lead to spawning, they don’t appear to be in any hurry to do so. Time to cover the tank again and hope that tomorrow may yield better results. Partial water change was performed earlier in the day with aged boiled water. The empty plastic mini tank has been refilled with water that has been boiled for twenty minutes and left in front of window to age. Still unsure about adding peat balls to substrate or introducing filter to tank. I may conduct this experiment without them but if unsuccessful try again in a couple of weeks with them. I am still willing to wait a few days and observe what happens without changing that much.