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Old 01-27-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Breeding danios

I'm trying to breed my danios, and I heard its quite easy but you need a grate type thing to keep the eggs from falling through. Well I have a fairly large livebearer fry case with a grate that came with it, and basically you slide the grate down to double the amount of swimming room for the adults. Could I just put like 3-4 in my fry case and expect to have them breed? Do I need to do anything else? I have a 40 gallon tank (cycled) wit 6 danios and some other fish
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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What I mean is would they still breed?
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I think they will. If your parameters are right it should work. But iv never actually bread them so not sure?
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I think they will. If your parameters are right it should work. But iv never actually bread them so not sure?
Yeah the parameters are good I'm gonna go try it
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The way I think of it is this hey what do you have to lose they the hardiest fish known to man. Just kidding but they are extremely hardy.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:45 PM   #7
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The way I think of it is this hey what do you have to lose they the hardiest fish known to man. Just kidding but they are extremely hardy.
Yeah they've lived through the whole cycle ad they basically cycled the tank for me I needed to do water changes but none of them died!
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That's good I have one that is 1 yr old and every other fish from that time died.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:03 PM   #9
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Not sure if they would breed in the fry case because of the small size of the enclosure and because they are very active fish. You can certainly try it out. Also, the fry that hatch are very small; they would easily slip through the slots in a slotted breeder; a mesh breeder might prevent this.

A separate tank might be the best option. Traditionally a tank with marbles on the bottom is used for egg layers with non-adhesive eggs. You could use egg crate as an alternative. They do like to breed in moss but I have seen videos where green yarn is used instead. Promoting breeding is often done by adding cooler treated water in the evening using a watering can (simulates rainfall) and opening the shades. Breeding is supposedly start at the crack of dawn. Then the adults need to be removed.

I have long fin blue danios that breed constantly in a planted 20 gallon planted tank. They prefer the java moss. They are very good at grazing in the moss or scouring the bottom for eggs. Occasionally I have seen fry against the glass. I only managed to raise one (about 1/3" now at 3 weeks). Will release in the tank when it is about 1/2-3/4". Raising it in a slotted Livebearer breeder. Had to put filter pads on the sides when it was newly hatched.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:59 PM   #10
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