|viejo ||01-17-2009 03:07 PM |
Elusive female Scarlet Badis (dario)
For all of those despairing of the apparent lack of available females of DARIO DARIO
, I offer the following shot of my successfully breeding pair ( the female is on the left). When I first set these guys up in a separate breeding set-up, she looked like she was supposed to according to the literature ( washed-out & pinkish) but a couple of days ago I looked in the tank & saw two apparent males :lol:. My first reaction was disgust but that rapidly changed to something else when I saw the tiny babies ;-) Perhaps those interested in breeding dario should take another look @ the available stock. A number of fishes have 'sneaker males' wherein they assume a female color pattern & demeanor. Perhaps the reverse is true for dario for whatever reason. http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...ariopair03.jpg
|aunt kymmie ||01-18-2009 02:39 PM |
Nice. Do you have any more pics that you can share??
|aunt kymmie ||01-18-2009 06:50 PM |
:-) Exactly what I had in mind. I couldn't really make out any fry in the first posted pic. Thanks.
|viejo ||01-25-2009 03:23 PM |
The fry hang out @ the surface while the parents like the lower half of the tank so it's difficult to get a 'family portrait'. Here is another shot of fry about a week older: http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...dariofry04.jpg
BTW, I keep live moina in the tank @ all times which keeps everyone well fed.
|aunt kymmie ||01-28-2009 10:46 PM |
What is live moina?? I've never heard of that.:-?
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