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Did I just see a baby fish???
Old 11-26-2006, 10:09 PM   #11
 
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Blue, what do you think are the chances of any of the fry surviving without my intervention? Keep in mind my 90gal is stocked very low - 5 danios, 16 shrimp, 1 pleco....
I cannot say how much the chances are with them surviving but if you have several plants, the chances of survival will be high enough. The danios also like to eat the eggs while the eggs are still falling to the bottom. I wouldn't intervene with that. Let nature take its course as they are quite prolific but if you want to breed, read below.:)

Try to get a bare bottom tank(10 gallons is preferable). Then place 2-3 layers of marbles as substrate. Add some water by half level. You may place a shoal of danios. The half level of water will allow the eggs to fall faster to the bottom and will slip into the marbles thus making them out of reach by the danios who will immediately stop spawning just to catch and eat any eggs that are about to fall. Eggs are heavier than water but if the water is quite deep, the eggs will fall in slow motion giving the danios time to consume everything which is why I recommend that the water be in half level rather than full.
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:49 PM   #12
 
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Thanks Blue, I had read up on breeding danios and do have a 15gal hospital/qt/breeding tank setup but currently it houses 4 new qt'd leopard danios! I bought marbles and everything but have yet to try to breed 'em....i may in the future.
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:54 PM   #13
 
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Thanks Blue, I had read up on breeding danios and do have a 15gal hospital/qt/breeding tank setup but currently it houses 4 new qt'd leopard danios! I bought marbles and everything but have yet to try to breed 'em....i may in the future.
Your leopard danios may actually spawn in that quarantine tank even if they are under quarantine.:)
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:59 PM   #14
 
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Not to get off topic but when i bought those leopard danios (friday, i think) i got them from petsmart....the guy netted about 10 of em in a quick swoop, i told him i wanted to choose the ones i wanted so he takes the net out (10 fish inside) and asks which ones.....meanwhile the fish are out of the water. then he proceeds to pick them out of the net by hand. he had to dip the net back in the water at one point because he was taking too long.

i thought that was rediculous, i almost wanted to tell him to forget it if thats how he's gonna do it.....
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:03 AM   #15
 
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Not to get off topic but when i bought those leopard danios (friday, i think) i got them from petsmart....the buy netted about 10 of em in a quick swoop, i told him i wanted to choose the ones i wanted so he takes the net out (10 fish inside) and asks which ones.....meanwhile the fish are out of the water. then he proceeds to pick them out of the net by hand. he had to dip the net back in the water at one point because he was taking too long.

i thought that was rediculous, i almost wanted to tell him to forget it if thats how he's gonna do it.....
Sounds like rough handling.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:23 AM   #16
 
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how did you pick them with them all floppin around like that? lol
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:29 PM   #17
 
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how did you pick them with them all floppin around like that? lol
I really didn't, I was frustrated with his method and just told him to pick two fat ones and at least one skiny one (a couple females an at least one male).
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:53 PM   #18
 
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NEWS BREAK!! I was just feeding my fish and was thinking "I wonder what ever happened to that baby fish" and miraculously, I see a tiny (.25", extremely tiny) danio! He is so bright too! He is swimming in and around the mass of plants in the back, I tried to snap some shots of him, here is what I came up with:




I am soooo happy & excited!!! There is no possible way for me to catch him so I am hoping he can just hang out in the plants and find his own food. If he made it this far, then he should be pretty tough I guess, right?
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:03 PM   #19
 
Conrats!
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:05 PM   #20
 
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thanks, it's our first baby!
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