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Helmut Pinter, Handbuch er aquarienfisch-zucht, 1966


If you read about breeding tetras in a lot of older as well as newer books, they sometime refer to Mr. Helmut Pinters book, as a source of tetra breeding tips. I have tried to find this book a while now, and while visiting Alf Stalsberg, i found it in his extensive library of aquarium literature. I copied the following table from said book. As this book is no longer published, and almost impossible to get a hold of, i have published the table here.

For some reason Helmut did not add the PH in his table. But usually this ranges between 5 and 7. The most interesting thing about this table is the spawning cycle.

- Martin


 

Paracheirodon innesi
Temperature 21-22 °C
dh 5
Spawning cycle 6 to 8 days
sex Male slimmer
Aquarium size Minimum 15 liter
Number of fry up to 200
Comment  

 

Paracheirodon axelrodi
Temperature 24-25 °C
dh 3
Spawning cycle 8 to 11 days
sex Male slimmer
Aquarium size Minimum 15 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Spawning occurs a couple of days after being placed in the
breeding tank

 

Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus
Temperature 23-25 °C
dh 3
Spawning cycle 7  to 9 days
sex Male slimmer
Aquarium size Minimum 25 liter
Number of fry Up to 300 fry
Comment Spawning occurs a couple of days after being placed in the
breeding tank

 

Hyphessobrycon callistus (All sub spec,)
Temperature 23-26 °C
dh 6
Spawning cycle 8 to 11 days
sex Male slimmer
Aquarium size Minimum 15 liter
Number of fry  
Comment  

 

Hyphessobrycon rosaceus
Temperature 23-26 °C
dh 10
Spawning cycle 12 to 14 days
sex ryggfenan hos hannen langt utdragen
Aquarium size Minimum 30 liter
Number of fry Up to 400
Comment Suitable pairs are very productive

 

Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma
Temperature 23-26 °C
dh 5
Spawning cycle About 14 days
sex ryggfenan hos hannen langt utdragen
Aquarium size  
Number of fry  
Comment Sporadic spawning

 

Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
Temperature 23-25 °C
dh 5
Spawning cycle 7 to 9 days
sex Male slimmer
Aquarium size minimum 15 litere
Number of fry 250 fry
Comment  

 

Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Temperature 24-26 °C
dh 10
Spawning cycle 7 to 9 days
sex male slimmer
Aquarium size minimum 15 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Sporadic spawning with a small number of fry

 

Hemigrammus pulcher
Temperature 25-27 °C
dh 5
Spawning cycle 9 to 10 days
sex male slimmer
Aquarium size minimum 50 liter
Number of fry  
Comment very productive, very small fry


 

Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Temperature 21-23 °C
dh 8
Spawning cycle 6 to 7 days
sex male slimmer
Aquarium size minimum 20 liter
Number of fry up to 300
Comment Fry very robust

 

Hemigrammus hyanuary
Temperature 22-25 °C
dh 3
Spawning cycle 8 to 10 days
sex male slimmer
Aquarium size minimum 15 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Not very productive

 

Hasemania nana
Temperature 23-25 °C
dh 3
Spawning cycle 6 to 8 days
sex male slimmer
Aquarium size minimum 10 liter
Number of fry  
Comment fry sensitive

 

Hemigrammus rhodostomus
Temperature 23-25 °C
dh 3
Spawning cycle 8 to 10 days
sex male slimmer
Aquarium size minimum 20 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Seldom bread

 

megalamphodus megalopterus
Temperature 24-26 °C
dh 6
Spawning cycle 10 til 12 days
sex male slimmer
Aquarium size minimum 25 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Fairly productive. Small fry

 

megalamphodus sweglesi
Temperature 24-26 °C
dh 4
Spawning cycle 12 to 18 days
sex male slimmer
Aquarium size minimum 25 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Small fry

 

Nematobrycon palmeri
Temperature 25 - 27 °C
dh 3
Spawning cycle 14
sex male stronger colour
Aquarium size minimum 10 liter
Number of fry  
Comment  

 

Astyanax spec.
Temperature 22-26 °C
dh 12 to 16
Spawning cycle Male smaller and slimmer than female
sex  
Aquarium size  
Number of fry  
Comment Not recommended,

 

hemigrammus ocellifer
Temperature 23-25 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 8 to 10 days
sex Male smaller and slimmer than female
Aquarium size minimum 50 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Very productive

 

hemigrammus unilineatus
Temperature 23-25 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 8 to 10 days
sex Male smaller and slimmer than female
Aquarium size  
Number of fry  
Comment  

 

Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus
Temperature 22-27 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 6 to 8 days
sex Male smaller and slimmer than female
Aquarium size minimum 15 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Not very productive

 

Hyphessobrycon flammeus
Temperature 23-25 °C
dh 8 to 10 days
Spawning cycle Male slimmer and and has stronger color
sex  
Aquarium size  
Number of fry  
Comment fry grows slow at beginning

 

Hyphessobrycon scholzei
Temperature 22-26 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 10 to 12 days
sex Male smaller and slimmer than female
Aquarium size minimum 50 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Productive

 

Mimagoniates barberi
Temperature 24 - 26 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 12 to 14 days
sex  
Aquarium size  
Number of fry  
Comment Sensitive

 

moenkhausia pittieri
Temperature 23-26 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 14 to 18 days
sex Hannens rygg finne langt utdragen
Aquarium size minimum 60 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Productive with a wild spawning act.
Spawning occurs a couple of days after inserted in to spawning tank

 

moenkhausia sanctae-filomenae
Temperature 22-24 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 8 to 10 days
sex Male smaller and slimmer than female
Aquarium size  
Number of fry  
Comment fry sensitive to microorganisms, euflavin recommended

 

nannaethiops unitaeniatus
Temperature 24-27 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 14 to 18 days
sex Male smaller and slimmer than female
Aquarium size  
Number of fry  
Comment If the fish don't spawn, add another male

 

prionobrama filigera
Temperature 23-25 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 7 to 10 days
sex Difficult, male usually slimmer
Aquarium size  
Number of fry  
Comment Fry very small

 

pristella riddlei
Temperature 22-26 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 8 to 12 days
sex Male smaller and slimmer than female
Aquarium size minimum 50 liter
Number of fry up to 800
Comment  

 

Pseudocorynopoma doriae
Temperature 23-25 °C
dh  
Spawning cycle 14 to 18 days
sex rygg og anal fenen mye større en female
Aquarium size minimum 80 liter
Number of fry  
Comment Very messy spawning,
Degeneration after a couple of generations, a problem