Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: California, USA
Update (pictures to come):
I purchased 2 Dario Dario today.
Hopefully one of them is a female... it's all grey/silver and has very faint red lines.
Also, the pelvic fins are much smaller on the silver one.
They had a silver/grey one with partial black stripes that I wish I'd gotten because that makes it a guaranteed female right?
Anyway, I'll keep everyone updated on how this turns out- if I can get them to spawn I will attempt to raise the larvae.
I need some tips on what to feed though?
I haven't tried feeding yet, but I think I will try a filter feeding formula (saltwater crustaceans) that I use for my reef and some cyclopeeze. Anyone see any reason why that would be a problem? Can they eat ocean creatures without harming themselves?
I also have some phytoplankton, but that might be too small.
I will try chopped up frozen brine shrimp/bloodworms as well.
I have some tiny shrimp pellets I will try too.
I really don't want to have to get live foods, but I think grindal worms and maybe mosquito larva (if I can find some out back in my yard- is that safe?) will be the best live food options.
Thoughts everyone? I would love to keep this pair (hopefully a pair) of Dario Dario alive and well.