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post #1 of 6 Old 04-05-2012, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
zebra danios breeding???

this is my tank set up 12.mp4 video by sai559 - Photobucket , should i lower the water so the fry wont get push down while swiming up and should i fill it with marbles or a mesh? also do i take out the canister filter too (its a diy mini canister works great but if you want the info ask me) and should i leave the air pump in there? and what gender is this one? 12.mp4 video by sai559 - Photobucket (the one next to the tube) and also please look at this video and see if these are female and male. PLEASE 12.mp4 video by sai559 - Photobucket

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this is my tank set up 12.mp4 video by sai559 - Photobucket , should i lower the water so the fry wont get push down while swiming up and should i fill it with marbles or a mesh? also do i take out the canister filter too (its a diy mini canister works great but if you want the info ask me) and should i leave the air pump in there? and what gender is this one? 12.mp4 video by sai559 - Photobucket (the one next to the tube) and also please look at this video and see if these are female and male. PLEASE 12.mp4 video by sai559 - Photobucket
I cut/paste the following from the fish profiles, maybe this will give you info. Is this a breeding tank? If so, it sounds like from what is written, you need to make some changes. If it's your regular tank, I also would say the fish will feel way more secure if you get a group of them. Video is probably way to fuzzy to get anyone to id sex of fish for you


This fish is one of the most popular and a long-time favorite among hobbyists owing to their hardiness and adaptable nature. They will show their best colouration in a group in a well-planted aquarium with floating plants to shade the light. As noted under Compatibility, they are active swimmers and should not be housed with slow, sedate fish as they will not only make them uneasy but may have a tendency to nip their fins.

Contrary to what some maintain, they do not require a strong flow from the filter [note the above description of their habitat]. However, provided it is not too strong, they can manage and make suitable tankmates for many of the smaller loach species.

Zebra danios are easy to spawn; like all danio species, they are egg scatterers and will readily eat their eggs. Females are rounder, slightly larger and a bit less colourful than males. Provide a spawning tank with thickets of fine-leaved plants or put the water level to half and place a deep bed of marbles, preferably 5-6 cm deep, so the eggs will slip unscathed. As these fish are among the easiest of the cyprinids to breed, breeding requires little effort by the aquarist. The fish has a lifespan of five years. It swims at all levels in the aquarium.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-06-2012, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
please answer quick! is my zebra danios mating?

they are just chasing each other and one of them stomach looks like .1 inch bigger then the other one, but they are just chasing each others acting like tigerbarbs mating, are they mating?

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I combined your two posts into one thread since the topic was the same. It is best not to make more than one thread on a topic, it will allow us to offer better consolidated advice.

To your question, I'm not sure from the video. Are these two fish in a "breeding" tank? If yes, i would put a chunk of moss (like Java Moss) or peat on the bottom so the eggs can fall into it if they do spawn. Assuming this is a pair. The one chasing is certainly a male, the other may be a female or another male attempting to get away.

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That would work, but is a bit of a fuss to make, and I would use black or green netting not red. I still think the older method is better, a thick clump of java moss. Or the marbles they mention, about 2 inches deep. The eggs of danio are non-adhesive, so they fall through such stuff, and when the spawning is complete, the parents are removed and you leave the eggs to hatch.

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