Blind Cave Tetra (Astyanax mexicanus)


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Offering Astyanax mexicanus (Blind Cave Tetra).

This is a prolific species and up to 1000 eggs may be laid per female. These are white and initially may appear infertile but hatch quickly, in around 24 hours, with the fry requiring a further 5 – 7 days to absorb the yolk sac and become free swimming. Infusoria or other microscopic food should then be offered for the first week or so, after which Artemia? nauplii? or suitably-sized dried products can be introduced to the diet. Some predation may occur within the brood, but with the amount of fry? produced this should not present a problem.

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