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How to spawn the fish Serpae tetra

How to spawn the fish Serpae tetra





Serpae tetra fish are fish originating from Paraguay.

Serpae tetra is an omnivorous fish.

Serpae tetra fish body size can reach a maximum body length of about 4 cm.

Serpae tetra fish live in groups.

The environment where spawning Serpae tetra fish should be shaded or slightly dark so that the eggs are not eaten by the parent fish. however there must be a little light entering the maintenance tank, especially in the morning.

the depth of water for spawning of Serpae tetra fish does not have to be too high, only about 15 cm.

the water quality used to maintain Serpae tetra fish must be good, Serpae tetra fish can grow optimally at temperatures of 26-28 C, pH 6-6.5 and water hardness levels 4-7 dH.

for spawning, male and female parent fish can be kept together. in a container area of ​​1 m2 can accommodate 500 brood fish.

the ratio between male fish and female fish is 1: 3-4.

broodstock fed with water lice / Daphnia sp.

female parent fish when ready to spawn is marked by her belly looking fat and for male fish the belly is slim.

Serpae tetra fish eggs attach to the substrate. substrate or nest can be in the form of water plants such as water hyacinth.

Serpae tetra fish egg size is very small so it is difficult to ensure that the parent fish have spawned.

as a sign that the parent fish of the Serpae tetra has spawned, ie the female parent has a smaller stomach.

if the parent fish has spawned, water plants that contain eggs can be immediately taken to be hatched in a separate container or the parent fish can also be removed from the spawning container.


Serpae tetra fish eggs will hatch within 24 hours. after the eggs hatch the fish larvae hide on the roots of aquatic plants for about three days. after that the larvae can swim.

hatched larvae are fed infusoria. then fish larvae can be fed in the form of rotifers, artemia or filtered water fleas.

for adult Serpae tetra fish, large water fleas can be used as feed.

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