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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-09-2003, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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So, I brought in the minnows yesterday from the pond into a nice little 14gal long tank, as I noticed no fry in the pond after numerous observed spawns.

It took em all of 20 minutes to start doing the hanky panky in the tank, but then a few minutes later they all come and eat the eggs, I have seen this a few times now since they have been in the tank.

Is this normal behaviour for them?
Is there anything i can do to get them not to eat the eggs, (i just stuffed them full of bloodworms a while ago, they are only interested in digestion atm. So the eggs are getting a rest...

P.S. those are quite large eggs for such small fish.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-09-2003, 07:31 PM
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Have you tried a big messy bed of Java Moss? A local guy grows the WCMM's in a pond during the summer and he has seen far bigger batches of fry since using Java Moss.
I raised Swordtails in my 125gal pond this last summer. It's (relatively) cold right now but in four months, I'm going to stock it with WCMM's.
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i have no experience with these fish but recall reading that 2 or 3 layers of marbles in the bottom of the tank will keep zebra danios from eating their eggs.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-09-2003, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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I was just thinking about the marbles, I noticed the eggs didnt seem very sticky. I used marbles for neon tetra spawning when I was still at school (didn't know about keeping the eggs in the dark back then though).

Now to find my marbles, LOL I had a ton, they must still be at my folks' place. Gonna need alot to cover 720 square inches of base.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-13-2003, 05:12 PM
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I don't really know what to tell you bout your situation but I was wondering if you could tell me what the eggs of the minnows look like.? I have 6 white cloud minnows and a couple of them are pretty fat. I don't know what to look for.. Thanks
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kinda like a little transparent jelly ball, with a smaller ball inside. Hard to see, I have only seen 2 floating after I went to look at what they were so bussy eating in the corner... Its bigger than BBS though.

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WOW, the first minnow baby is here... Well I suppose there might be more, this little bugger could hardly swim yet, wonder if I should take out the adults now.

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Take out the parents if they try to eat the little bugger.Or place the bugger in bushy plants.
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Yeah, I just told the big ones now to enjoy their last meal in the spawntank, they are going to the pond today again so I can see if an of the other eggs are makeing it, these guys eat babies with relish, suppose thats what I get for fattening them on bbs (looks a lot like a baby minnow doesn't it).

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2003, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm ok, the little bugger dissapeared, i did find another....

I took out all of the adults but left 2 females and a male....

It is even better to watch...

The male gets a dark band under the glow line when he gets in the mood. Instead of everyone staing in a school, the male guards the area where the most plants are now, and only allows females in to lay eggs. Putting up realy good fin displays. Big fun for such small fooshies.

I have changed half of the tank's water with pond water to add small food thingies yesterday. I think tommorrow I will take out the last big ones anyway and give the eggs a few days to hatch.
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White clouds tend not to eat their eggs unless they get really hungry. You should be alright w/ some plant cover or java moss.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 05:18 PM
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hey I have read that white cloud mountain minnows are illegal to obtain in some states. Does anybody know about this and if so are people from Pennsylvania allowed to have them?? THANKS
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