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post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 01:32 AM
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I would try putting the parents back into there regular tank for a week and then swapping the moss into your smaller tank. As far as I know they breed all the time except at higher water temps.

You can find lots of breeding info here:

http://celestialpearldanio.com/

The forum is not really active but it is full of good breeding info you can search, that's where I got most of my info.

Good luck, and keep us updated!
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so i havent had any sucess yet . Im going to try a new strategy this weekend though and hopefully will have better results..
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The golden pearls I use 5-50 micron for adults and the 200-300 for fry
You got this backwards, the 5-50 micron is the smaller of the 2, appropriate for fry and 200-300 micron is the size for adults. Not really the point of the thread, but dont want the OP to get confused and order the wrong size.

When i had CPD, i didnt find them difficult to feed at all, but maybe i was just already feeding stuff they liked (which really seemed to be anything they could fit in their mouths for the most part) But the things i would highly recommend would be golden pearls, decapped brineshrimp eggs, arctic copepods, and crushed up high quality flake foods. Something else i found they really liked was frozen mosquito larvae, but those dont seem to be too easy to find.

All that would be for adult fish, but treated right, some of that would probably work for bigger fry too...
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I initially had success moving my moss between tanks, but lately it's been really hit or miss, I'm thinking this might be what I try next:

I have my adults (12) in a 20g long tank with a big clump of java moss, instead of moving the moss or parents I'm going to put up a foam divider wall and put moss on the buttom of each side, then I'll just pull the divider out and move the parents from side to side, no moving the moss or the parents between tanks then.

Anyone try anything like this or think it will work?
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I initially had success moving my moss between tanks, but lately it's been really hit or miss, I'm thinking this might be what I try next:

I have my adults (12) in a 20g long tank with a big clump of java moss, instead of moving the moss or parents I'm going to put up a foam divider wall and put moss on the buttom of each side, then I'll just pull the divider out and move the parents from side to side, no moving the moss or the parents between tanks then.

Anyone try anything like this or think it will work?
Sounds good. I'm thinking of putting a mesh breeding box in the tank , after tthe week I will put the parents in there and leave the moss in the tank. Anyone think this will work ?

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Breeder nets, breeder boxes.

CPD won't spawn if you keep moving them tank to tank, they need to acclimate to the water.

In my experience (although most of what you need to know has already been pointed out) I've done well breeding CPD in a 20g with a net that allows eggs to fall through. After they spawn, I just toss them back into their community tank and remove the net. Don't need any mosses or anything, the tank is bare bottom and runs a sponge filter connected to an air pump.

If I'm not mistaken CPD are originally from black/soft water biotopes. I use IAL or driftwood to condition the water and make it tannin rich.

Water parameters:
Temp - 75F
pH - 6.5

The rest doesn't really matter. Ammonia and others should remain as close to 0 as possible.

A side note, live foods condition them to breed better than frozen. I recommend grindal worms, microworms, or dahpnia monia. Although golden pearls will accomplish everything and be less of a hassle, if you want to pay the monies for it.

Another side note, my CPD seemingly always spawn in the morning, when the lights first come on. I also noticed they tend to spawn the day after I do a large water change. Perhaps fresh, cooler water stimulates them?

Try it out.
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SUCCESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i see two baby fry fish swimming!
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i see 4 fry in the tank!,

I havent really done anyhting special or new. the fry have been in there with the parents. i have never seperated the parents or moss from the tank since the beginning of this thread.

Should i seperate the adults from the tank or no? i assume the fry are too big to fit in their mouths by now but this is only an assumption, i could stick the parents in the mesh breeder box inside the tank?

Im very excited. I've heard however keeping the fry alive is harder than getting fish to spawn so i hope they make it

Hey at least now i now i've got a breeding group!
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Isolate fry and parents, no matter how big they are, if you want the highest rate of survival.
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Congrats! I am in the process of getting my cpds in to a breeding tank. Hope you continue to have success.
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thanks everyone! Ive isolated the parents in a breeder box inside the same tank.

Good luck fishboy199413! What size tank will you be trying ?
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I think I will either be using a 7.4 gallon or a 10 gallon.
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congrats! I would like to breed CPDs in the future too.

you will feed the fry bbs?

how big are the fry, similar to guppy fry size?
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