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 01-25-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Kittykat364's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 443
How to breed Zebra Danios?

I bought 6 Zebra Danios about 2 weeks ago and a few days later, one
disappeared. I was wondering how to breed them. I put a lot of plants in the tank. Will that help? I will post a picture.
__________________

__________________
Kittykat364 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Kittykat364's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 443
How to breed Zebra Danios?

[ATTACH]218865[/ ] here is the picture
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1390701947.058557.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	257.7 KB
ID:	218865  
__________________

__________________
Kittykat364 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 02:05 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bettaowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,981
How big is the tank. I'd get four more so the odds of getting at least one female is greater.
__________________
Rule number one: Always research a fish before you buy it.

Rule number two: Always cycle your tank.
bettaowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 03:05 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
henningc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,229
You have the right idea, well almost. First the tank looks great, but if you are serious about spawning them and raising fry you will need to move the adults and any other fish after they spawn. Like most egg layers, except cichlids, Danios eat eggs as fast as they can find them. The likelyhood of any eggs surviving to hatch in your set up would be very low. Should a few lucky eggs make it that far, the parents would pick them off as a snack ASAP. Danios are egg scatterers, so they will drop eggs all over and in the plants. Their eggs are not too sticky so most end up on the bottom.

If you condition the fish and use a spawning tank you're likely to get a large number of fry. I mean hundreds, maybe more. When I spawned them I conditioned the adults for 2-3 weeks. What I did was kept the group well fed and watched for females getting bloated with eggs. I removed the females and allowed them to drop eggs without males. I siphoned off the unfertilized eggsa sn conditioned them again for a couple of weeks. Live baby brine shrimp works best with fast results. When the females are full of eggs again, I set up a breeder 10gal. I added water, a heater, sponge filter and placed a layer of marbles on the bottom. You can use a plastic grate instead of marbles. I placed some wieghted plastic plants over the bottom and added the breeders in the evening. I feed them and two hours later it was lights off. When the lights came on in the morning I watched as the males drove the females into the plants. I gave them a few hours and pulled all the adults putting them back in their tank. If memory serves me, the eggs hatch in 48 hours or less. The fry don't require food for 48-72 hours befor ethey are free swimming. They then need green water for the first 4-6 days after which you can add micro worms or live baby brine shrimp. Keep the rearing tank clean using a piece of airline as a siphon and do water changed of 5%-10% 1-2 times daily for the first two weeks. They grow quckly and within 4-6 weeks can join the big fish. As with many egg layers, only keep and raise as many fry as you want and have room for. These guys will have a ton of eggs and raising them all outside a commercial set up is not feasable. Worst case, they are so over crowded they pollute the water and everyone dies.

This is a great project for a summer time kiddie pool to raise fry!! Good luck.
__________________
henningc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 07:50 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Kittykat364's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 443
How to breed Zebra Danios?

Ok thank you so much.
__________________
Kittykat364 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 04:07 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Kittykat364's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by bettaowner View Post
How big is the tank. I'd get four more so the odds of getting at least one female is greater.

The tank is 2.5 gallons
__________________
Kittykat364 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 05:35 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Brookster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 19,790
Your tank is far to small for danios, they're extremely active fish and need room to swim, 2.5 gal is a betta tank at best, or shrimp.
__________________
I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 05:42 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
twiddlemuffin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 716
I think you should try at least a 20gal long for almost any kind of danios.
__________________
twiddlemuffin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 11:50 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
sabrinarichard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 360
Danios are very energized fish! They love to swim around a lot and need so much more space, they will eventually all die in a 2.5.. A 20g isn't expensive (look used online or even in stores) I got a 55g for 60$, they will be so much happier!! I don't think they could reproduce in such little space .. Good luck!
__________________
sabrinarichard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 09:33 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Kittykat364's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 443
Bad LFS advice strikes again. We were told that up to 10 could fit in there. I was really skeptical and I'm glad now. But now we have 5 danios in a 2.5 gallon tank. A new tank isn't an option ATM. I don't know what to do...
__________________
Kittykat364 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 09:39 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Brookster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 19,790
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kittykat364 View Post
Bad LFS advice strikes again. We were told that up to 10 could fit in there. I was really skeptical and I'm glad now. But now we have 5 danios in a 2.5 gallon tank. A new tank isn't an option ATM. I don't know what to do...
not to come off as rude or judgey but if you truly care about the well being of your fish than I'd recommend returning the danios and looking into a betta for your setup.
__________________
I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 11:14 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Kittykat364's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 443
Yeah. I think we might convert it to a shrimp tank or something...just don't want to disappoint my sister but I think we're going to have to.
__________________
Kittykat364 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 02:50 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
sabrinarichard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 360
It would be better for you, and the danios.. But shrimp are awesome to have!! Look around they're all sorts of colours out there or even a lone betta could be fun! Good luck!
__________________

__________________
sabrinarichard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
breed, danio, danios, 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New zebra danios dying - help! thursyanna Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 7 01-24-2013 08:28 PM
Zebra Danio looks pathetic, HELP!! :( underwaterdream Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 7 01-24-2013 02:52 PM
Ways to improve my ecosystem experiment zacheyp Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 93 11-19-2012 06:03 PM
Zebra danios. Robert123 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 15 12-09-2011 07:26 PM
When a Zebra Danio's partner dies.. Shigshwa Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 1 07-09-2011 03:12 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.