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Old 11-07-2006, 09:00 PM   #21
 
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Her sig states it all.
47 gallons:
2 Sunburst Platies
2 Zebra Danios


How come Bri is posting help in Josh's thread? Wasn't this thread supposed to be Josh's?
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:50 PM   #22
 
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err...sorry...i kinda had the same question? figured i would save space? hee hee...

i recently added another danio to the tank, and there is now PLENTY of hiding space..and just like you said BB..they must enjoy their own kind's company, cuz he came right out.

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Old 11-07-2006, 09:53 PM   #23
 
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err...sorry...i kinda had the same question? figured i would save space? hee hee...
Lol...You could have make another thread just to fill up more pages in this section.
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i recently added another danio to the tank, and there is now PLENTY of hiding space..and just like you said BB..they must enjoy their own kind's company, cuz he came right out.
Glad to hear that everything is now okay.:)
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:55 PM   #24
 
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yep...now i hope i dont have to catch them for any reason....cuz let me tell you, they are fast lil buggers! took me 20 minutes to catch ONE in a TEN gallon tank! LOL

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Old 11-07-2006, 09:58 PM   #25
 
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yep...now i hope i dont have to catch them for any reason....cuz let me tell you, they are fast lil buggers! took me 20 minutes to catch ONE in a TEN gallon tank! LOL
You should know that danios are indeed very fast. That's why I don't have any cyprinids in my community tank for fear that if I try to catch them for reasons, my tank will be in pandemonium.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:02 PM   #26
 
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yes..i am aware of this fact...lol
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:39 PM   #27
 
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There is a trick to catching them. For starters, if possible, drain the tank down about 1/2 way, even if you save the water to be put back in later. That gives them 1/2 the space to get away. Beyond that, it's a 2 handed job. One hand "herds" them into a corner, and the other has the net. I used to hate catching the last one in a 30 gallon sales tank, but you learn to gauge their reactions if you do it often enough.
Some fish instinctually head for corners of a tank, others hit plants, while others hit rock work... and still others will race around like crazy going anywhere/everywhere... and some will even dive down into the gravel and attempt to bury themselves. If you think danios are difficult to catch, try baby red belly piranah about the size of a dime. They bite at that size if you corner them, and it hurts plenty. Those little guys are worse than danios anyday.
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:28 AM   #28
 
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Some fish instinctually head for corners of a tank
That's what my rasboras did when I tried to catch them last April. A nightmare if you ask me. I had to redecorate my tank again after removing some of the plants. The plants still managed to live well.
My rasboras are currently in the pond trying to reproduce a lot.

P.S. Those are red-tail rasboras in case, your curiosity drives you on the wall. I doubt curiosity will really drive some people to the wall.

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If you think danios are difficult to catch, try baby red belly piranah about the size of a dime. They bite at that size if you corner them, and it hurts plenty. Those little guys are worse than danios anyday.
Lol..Of course, they will. Provoke them and they will bite in retaliation just to defend themselves.
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:31 AM   #29
 
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LOL, I am not easily provoked!
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:02 PM   #30
 
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So...I added 4 more fish tonight (2x pleco, 2x catfish) and the danios came right out and are swimming around!!! I am so happy! I guess they just missed the company of the other one...
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