Becca Scientific Name of Fish: Copella arnoldi "Splash tetra" Method of Reproduction: Jumps out of the water to spawn on overhanging leaves. Male splashes eggs to keep them wet. Number and Gender Distribution of Parents: 12 total, about a 2:1 F:M ratio. Origin of Parents: Tank raised - Czech shipment from Londontowne Tropicals. Approximate number of eggs or fry: A bazillion. Date of Hatch or Birth: First hatch was on 5/13. The fish spawn almost daily. Eggs mature and hatch within about 2 days. Fry are free swimming about a day later. Date of Free Swimming: 5/15 Approx. Number of Fry at 30 Days: not there yet. Approx. Number of Fry at 60 Days: not there yet. Will update at 30 and 60 days.
Aquarium Conditions: pH: 6.0 General Hardness: 55ppm Average Temperature: 78 deg Salinity: N/A Average Nitrate: 0ppm Aquarium Size: Standard 20 gallon (24x18x12 ish) filled about 2/3 full. Water Source: Combination tap and RO Water Changes: 30-50% every 2-4 weeks. Filtration System: Sponge Additives: Alder cones, plants catappa leaves Décor (Please include all that apply): Live Plants Leaves
Substrate: None Lighting Type and Timing: LED 12 on, 12 off Food Fed to Parents and How Often: Mix of prepared and frozen fed daily. Food Fed to Fry and How Often: Mix of prepared fry powders, infusoria, vinegar eels, and microworms Photographs - will add. Comments and Additional Information - Eggs will hatch submerged. I let the male care for them until I can see the developed fry in the eggs and then I move the leaf (pothos plant) to a separate tank and submerge it until the eggs have hatched.