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Old 05-21-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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Breeding CPD's

Hi all, I recently purchased a group of CPD's and I'm thinking of eventually breeding them now I have an empty tank to do it in. I've done some initial research into it and it doesn't seem too hard to do (in theory anyway :S ) and my LFS has already said they'd happily purchase the young ones if I'm successful. Has anyone on here ever tried this before? Any tips?
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:59 AM   #2
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Hi all, I recently purchased a group of CPD's and I'm thinking of eventually breeding them now I have an empty tank to do it in. I've done some initial research into it and it doesn't seem too hard to do (in theory anyway :S ) and my LFS has already said they'd happily purchase the young ones if I'm successful. Has anyone on here ever tried this before? Any tips?
For us old timers who don't use TEXT or short hand What are CPDs? If I knew that, I might be able to answer your questions Thanks
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:04 AM   #3
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Celestial Pearl Danios aka Galaxy Rasbora. The best method I have bred them with is using a DIY egg trap found here DIY Egg Trap
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For us old timers who don't use TEXT or short hand What are CPDs? If I knew that, I might be able to answer your questions Thanks
My apologies, I've seen celestial pearl danios frequently referred to as CPD's on this forum so assumed it was the common reference to these fish, I was wrong oops


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Celestial Pearl Danios aka Galaxy Rasbora. The best method I have bred them with is using a DIY egg trap found here DIY Egg Trap
thanks jeta do you also use floating plants for the fry to hide in once they hatch?
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No, I move the eggs to their own hatching/rearing tank so there is no fear of predators.
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Ah ok, I was originally planning on moving 1 male and two females to my empty tank to spawn then removing them back to my main tank. That being said it does make more sense to let them spawn on the egg catcher in my main tank then move it to the empty lol thanks! that being said if I do it that way there's a chance my other egg layers may spawn in the same spot, would having different types of fry in the same rearing tank be ok?
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Yes, I've done that before with danio choprai in the same tank as CPD's. Both would spawn on the egg trap. I found it a lot less stressful (and easier) to just pull the egg trap out every other day and check it for eggs rather than moving the fish from tank to tank.
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Ah ok cool do you just tip the eggs out of the egg trap into the rearing tank? (dumb question I know :S )
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Actually I'd dump the contents of the egg trap into a small white container and leave it there for a few days. I'd take a pipette and remove any fungused eggs, and usually within 2-3 days the eggs have hatched and will be wiggling around. At that point I'd add them to the fry tank. The reason is because the fry tank had snails or shrimp in it and I didn't want to risk the eggs being eaten, the wigglers can get away from a hungry snail.
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Actually I'd dump the contents of the egg trap into a small white container and leave it there for a few days. I'd take a pipette and remove any fungused eggs, and usually within 2-3 days the eggs have hatched and will be wiggling around. At that point I'd add them to the fry tank. The reason is because the fry tank had snails or shrimp in it and I didn't want to risk the eggs being eaten, the wigglers can get away from a hungry snail.
Ah ok. So once the surviving eggs hatch would I need to acclimatise the fry to the fry tank or just put them straight in? Also is bare bottomed with just some moss ok for them or would they appreciate more cover? Also what's your male:female ratio? I currently have 4 males 2 females, going to pick up more females tomorrow. was going to get 4 to make it 4M:6F, would that be ok or would I need more females?
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I put moss in the fry tank, never bothered to acclimate them but its not a bad idea. M/F ratio seems to not be too important. In good shape they'll spawn sometimes daily.
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I put moss in the fry tank, never bothered to acclimate them but its not a bad idea. M/F ratio seems to not be too important. In good shape they'll spawn sometimes daily.
Ok thanks I only wondered about the M:F ratio as my males have done nothing but chase my 2 females all morning and neither of them seem to have had much of a break
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