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post #1 of 14 Old 08-29-2006, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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So I moved my ornament to do a water change today and I found 3 tiny baby fish (already geez...) I went out and bought a breeder net and first bites food for them. Should I keep them in the big tank in the net or I do have a small one gallon tank but it has no heater. Just wondering which would be better!?
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post #2 of 14 Old 08-29-2006, 04:02 PM
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i would go with breeder. if you had a heater thats a diff story,
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post #3 of 14 Old 08-29-2006, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks...I actually lost one so I'm down to two, but I'm anxious to see what they are!
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post #4 of 14 Old 08-29-2006, 05:35 PM
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If they are just livebearers, I wouldn't bother with saving them. If you provide them thickets of plants, then the strongest will obviously survive.
Livebearer fry aren't known good hiders for nothing.
They are quite prolific. Let alone the findings that one single mating from a male will allow the female to produce several batches of fry in months.

Take note, never use breeder nets or breeder traps. They can cause more harm than help by stressing the fish as they have nowhere to hide or take refuge.
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post #5 of 14 Old 08-29-2006, 08:03 PM
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baby platy

Hello I bought two female platys a month ago. I had them in my ten gallon tank for three days and they both had babies. The moms never went after them. We have about twenty of them and they are doing fine.

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post #6 of 14 Old 08-29-2006, 09:27 PM
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i think my female danio might be pregnant...shes the middle sized one, and the larger one (long finned blue danio) and the tiny one( gold zebra) are both male and they recently both started chasing her around, which ive read can signal that they are ready to fertilize any eggs that she drops....before the last day or so, the middle one chased the tiny one, and the large one chased the middle one, and now they have both turned on her and she seems to be fattening up...i wasnt exactly ready to have babies, what are the chances they the eggs will survive?

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post #7 of 14 Old 08-29-2006, 09:42 PM
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Zebra danios don't get pregnant. Pregnant is a term used for mammals.
Fish using internal fertilization like the livebearers are referred to as "gravid".
Fish using external fertilization are referred to as "ripe with eggs".
Danios are egg scatterers.

If you can buy another tank, place two layers of marbles as substrate and make sure water is at half level. Then place a shoal of danios inside the tank. 6 is preferred. Males are generally slimmer. Females are plump and almost full of eggs.
With water at half level, the eggs fall faster and slip between the marbles thus predation from adults is averted.
Adults will quickly eat the eggs as soon as they scatter them hence my advice for half-level of water.

Remove the adults after they are done with spawning. Then add Methylene Blue in the tank to protect the eggs from fungus. Aerate the water.
Prepare some brine shrimps or buy liquifry which is available in the lfs.

If not, prepare a hard-boiled egg, then scoop the egg yolk and suspend it in the water in a jar.
*Use this method only when fry is free-swimming.

The fry when hatched have yolk sacs and will stick to the area where they have hatched. They will be free-swimming after a few days in which time they'll search for food.
Provide some riccia fluitans(plants). they harbor microorganisms which serves as food for the fry.
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post #8 of 14 Old 08-30-2006, 10:51 AM
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i am not really ready to hatch any babies at this point in time, and i surely cant afford another tank right now...im considering taking her back to the store i got her from and letting them deal with it...or just leaving her where she is and letting nature take its course...

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post #9 of 14 Old 08-30-2006, 11:59 AM
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when they hatch take'em back to the store and they'll take they wont give you money cuz there to lil but, they probly do something like feed to a bigger fish. 8)
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-31-2006, 03:31 PM
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my mothers livebearer just had a batch of fry and she doesnt know what to do (ie where to put them or what to feed them)...i told her to leave them alone and provide dense coverage and they should be fine...i just dont know what to tell her to feed them...should she purchase frozen baby brine shrimp and thaw and then use a syringe to squirt them down to where the babies are?

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