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Sj45 01-24-2009 02:13 PM

Pregnant Zebra Danio - No Extra Cycled Tank
 
I have a pregnant Zebra Danio that i would prefer keep the fry of but I don't have an extra tank that is cycled, what's the best I can do?

JHK30 01-24-2009 02:22 PM

I am just wondering if they will actually have eggs? because zebra danios need there perfect mate and are HARD to breed in captivity. thats what I have heard.

Any ways good luck!

catfishtabbi 01-24-2009 03:31 PM

Once when i switched a background from dark to light (color) a danio and neon scattered eggs everywhere. None survived anyway.

catfishtabbi 01-25-2009 10:06 PM

ODD but true. I purchased 2 white.look yellow to beef up my stock, well 2 are frmales and now have eggs. I looked things up and found that zebras breed w/ a constant temp of 78, so yours will probably keep breeding mine at a drop to 68.Just be ready next time ,you have to remove zebras before they hatch(48 hours after spawning or theyll eat the fry, mine eat the eggs. HA HA. o HEY you can get a wee tank use your gravel and water from your old tank, just like a water change, then put things back whrn alls done.If danios are as hardy as they say they'll be ok.

FordMan 01-25-2009 10:18 PM

Are you sure it's pregnant i mean zebra danios are one of those fish who will eat until they look like they're pregs

Sj45 01-25-2009 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FordMan (Post 166513)
Are you sure it's pregnant i mean zebra danios are one of those fish who will eat until they look like they're pregs

I'm assuming...

Rikesh 02-03-2009 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JHK30 (Post 166218)
I am just wondering if they will actually have eggs? because zebra danios need there perfect mate and are HARD to breed in captivity. thats what I have heard.

Any ways good luck!

That's absolutely false. zebra danios are EASY to breed. you just need a male and a female and a small tank.

chrisandmarie 02-07-2009 04:34 AM

you can always get a tank divider i got one of ebay for 6.95 and it does the trick o free postage aswell. heres the item number take a look : 290293136795

jerrypunch 02-07-2009 03:06 PM

Add a bunch of plants, typically java moss and the like. Let them alone and let nature take its course.

Oldman47 02-09-2009 09:13 PM

Zebras are egg scatterers that need some swimming room. I have watched mine using the best part of the substrate in my 120 gallon tank to breed. For me the problem is that it is a community tank and the eggs don't last long. If trying to breed zebras and have survivors, most folks will use a coarse substrate or even children's marbles so that the scattered eggs can fall into the spaces between the gravel pieces where the fish can't reach them. That way the parents and other fish don't get the eggs and some fry can survive.


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