Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-15-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 15
Zebra danio fry development

Hello All!
I have nearly 2 week old fry. All 6 are doing well. I need to know how old they should be before i add them to the parent tank. I have 3 electric green tetra and 3 glofish( zebra danio). I know they need to be larger than the largest fishes mouth but im still worried about their well being. Thanks
__________________

__________________
Sandrago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andy Sager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Wales, Florida
Posts: 6,120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandrago View Post
Hello All!
I have nearly 2 week old fry. All 6 are doing well. I need to know how old they should be before i add them to the parent tank. I have 3 electric green tetra and 3 glofish( zebra danio). I know they need to be larger than the largest fishes mouth but im still worried about their well being. Thanks
You kinda answered your own question . It's not about age, it's about size. When they are bigger than the largest mouth and faster than the fastest swimmer then they are safe to put into the main tank. (FYI: Tetras are fast swimmers )

__________________

__________________
Andy Sager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 15
Another question then is when i release them and they mature then will inbreeding be an issue? Im not trying to breed these fish. Just happened. Anything i can do to stop the fish from breeding? I dont know anyone to give these fish to. Dont want to have 100 fish before the year is out. Breaks my heart to just let them get eaten.
__________________
Sandrago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 03:25 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andy Sager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Wales, Florida
Posts: 6,120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandrago View Post
Another question then is when i release them and they mature then will inbreeding be an issue? Im not trying to breed these fish. Just happened. Anything i can do to stop the fish from breeding? I dont know anyone to give these fish to. Dont want to have 100 fish before the year is out. Breaks my heart to just let them get eaten.
Genetic faults created by constant inbreeding don't usually happen until past the 5th or 6th generations of inbred fish. That means that a son and daughter from your original pair bred together and their son and daughter bred together and thier son and daughter bred and so on. You shouldn't need to worry about this at this point. As for how to stop the fish from breeding, keep only one sex in the tank. That's the only proven way, besides sterilization, to prevent offspring. I'm pretty sure they don't make fish condoms yet

Hope this relieved some of the pressure
__________________
Andy Sager is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
danio, fry, zebra, zebra danio

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×