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I was just taking some pics of my tank and I noticed a few tiny, tiny fish-looking things. I assume these are baby fish....I could tell that they have eyes and a fish-like shape. I assume they have no chance in my tank as the danios couldn't care less about their fry. What do you think?
 

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No, they are tiiiiiiiiny, like 1/8" and our camera sucks! I can try tomorrow if I can find one of em again. I would LOVE if they survived!
 

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could you imagine trying to catch those tiny things in a 90 gallon tank?
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hehe, near impossible to catch, almost impossible to even see! I don't have another tank at the moment since I am currently quarantining 4 leapoard danios....I thought that one or two of my zebras were preg but then I thought maybe they were just stuffed with shrimp. Who knows. This might be a dumb question but I just started feeding frozen brine shrimp and frozen mosquito larvae....it wouldnt possible be anything like that, right?
 

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actually...funny you mention it...but i tried last week for the first time to feed my angels FBS...and they didnt care for it much...so i come back a little bit later and see these tiny things floating around in the tank and realized it was the shrimp! LOL oh well...but its funny cuz i could totally see the little eyes and everything

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Josh, your fry are danios.:wink2: Danios are actually the easiest cyprinids to breed. Expect to see more fry soon.:)
Danios do not care about your water conditions and other special requirements unlike other fish do. They will just spawn prolifically.
 

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hehe, near impossible to catch, almost impossible to even see! I don't have another tank at the moment since I am currently quarantining 4 leapoard danios....I thought that one or two of my zebras were preg but then I thought maybe they were just stuffed with shrimp. Who knows. This might be a dumb question but I just started feeding frozen brine shrimp and frozen mosquito larvae....it wouldnt possible be anything like that, right?
Danios don't get pregnant. They are egg layers and are usually ripe with eggs even when bought from a shop. Your food will not matter when it comes to making fish spawn. No matter what food you give them, they will obviously still spawn a lot but the survival rate is quite low in a community tank unless the tank is heavily-planted.
 

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bri - I assume the shrimp you saw were clearly not alive, right? the things I saw were clearly alive and would move whenever i tried to get a pic of em!

Blue, what do you think are the chances of any of the fry surviving without my intervention? Keep in mind my 90gal is stocked very low - 5 danios, 16 shrimp, 1 pleco....
 

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Blue, what do you think are the chances of any of the fry surviving without my intervention? Keep in mind my 90gal is stocked very low - 5 danios, 16 shrimp, 1 pleco....
I cannot say how much the chances are with them surviving but if you have several plants, the chances of survival will be high enough. The danios also like to eat the eggs while the eggs are still falling to the bottom. I wouldn't intervene with that. Let nature take its course as they are quite prolific but if you want to breed, read below.:)

Try to get a bare bottom tank(10 gallons is preferable). Then place 2-3 layers of marbles as substrate. Add some water by half level. You may place a shoal of danios. The half level of water will allow the eggs to fall faster to the bottom and will slip into the marbles thus making them out of reach by the danios who will immediately stop spawning just to catch and eat any eggs that are about to fall. Eggs are heavier than water but if the water is quite deep, the eggs will fall in slow motion giving the danios time to consume everything which is why I recommend that the water be in half level rather than full.
 

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Thanks Blue, I had read up on breeding danios and do have a 15gal hospital/qt/breeding tank setup but currently it houses 4 new qt'd leopard danios! I bought marbles and everything but have yet to try to breed 'em....i may in the future.
 

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Thanks Blue, I had read up on breeding danios and do have a 15gal hospital/qt/breeding tank setup but currently it houses 4 new qt'd leopard danios! I bought marbles and everything but have yet to try to breed 'em....i may in the future.
Your leopard danios may actually spawn in that quarantine tank even if they are under quarantine.:)
 

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Not to get off topic but when i bought those leopard danios (friday, i think) i got them from petsmart....the guy netted about 10 of em in a quick swoop, i told him i wanted to choose the ones i wanted so he takes the net out (10 fish inside) and asks which ones.....meanwhile the fish are out of the water. then he proceeds to pick them out of the net by hand. he had to dip the net back in the water at one point because he was taking too long.

i thought that was rediculous, i almost wanted to tell him to forget it if thats how he's gonna do it.....
 

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Not to get off topic but when i bought those leopard danios (friday, i think) i got them from petsmart....the buy netted about 10 of em in a quick swoop, i told him i wanted to choose the ones i wanted so he takes the net out (10 fish inside) and asks which ones.....meanwhile the fish are out of the water. then he proceeds to pick them out of the net by hand. he had to dip the net back in the water at one point because he was taking too long.

i thought that was rediculous, i almost wanted to tell him to forget it if thats how he's gonna do it.....
Sounds like rough handling.:blink:
 

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how did you pick them with them all floppin around like that? lol
 

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how did you pick them with them all floppin around like that? lol
I really didn't, I was frustrated with his method and just told him to pick two fat ones and at least one skiny one (a couple females an at least one male).
 

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NEWS BREAK!! I was just feeding my fish and was thinking "I wonder what ever happened to that baby fish" and miraculously, I see a tiny (.25", extremely tiny) danio! He is so bright too! He is swimming in and around the mass of plants in the back, I tried to snap some shots of him, here is what I came up with:




I am soooo happy & excited!!! There is no possible way for me to catch him so I am hoping he can just hang out in the plants and find his own food. If he made it this far, then he should be pretty tough I guess, right?
 

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thanks, it's our first baby!
 
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