11-26-2006, 10:09 PM
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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.:)
Originally Posted by jsm11482
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....
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.