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theshadybird 12-08-2012 06:11 AM

Worse than rabbits!
 
Kept three zebra danio in this 2 gal for not even a week a little while back.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...=IMG_0512c.jpg

Was peeking in there today, trying to look for the shrimp I put in there, when instead I found this little bugger!

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...e=use-fryc.jpg

A single little fry! The parents are danio that I accidentally bred and purposefully raised myself, so I know just how easily they procreate, but this goes too far!

Anyway, her/his name is Squiggly and they'll live in this tank until they're much bigger.

But seriously man. 2 gallons of water for maybe 5 days, largely un-heated until just a day or two ago.

Anyone else have some crazy spawning stories? :)

theshadybird 12-08-2012 07:09 AM

Just found three more.
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN. Ah well.

Calmia22 12-08-2012 07:21 AM

Lol thats awesome.

OrangeSoda 12-08-2012 03:20 PM

Did you set it up with water from the old tank? If you used new and unheated water, it could be what triggered spawning in this case.

secuono 12-08-2012 04:22 PM

Rabbits can be a huge pain to breed, they don't 'breed like rabbits' at all.
'They breed like Platy!' Should be the new saying.

Lia 12-08-2012 06:05 PM

How neat.
I set up a planted tank not long ago and considering long finned zebra danios but read they can be nippy and also wanted some brown darters.

I do love their look and their activity.

bud29 12-08-2012 06:55 PM

Very nice! I really like Zebra Danios, they're so active.....

theshadybird 12-08-2012 07:38 PM

Quote:

Did you set it up with water from the old tank? If you used new and unheated water, it could be what triggered spawning in this case.
I used half old half new, but it was definitely colder than their regular. Definitely something I'll remember next time!

Quote:

Rabbits can be a huge pain to breed, they don't 'breed like rabbits' at all.
'They breed like Platy!' Should be the new saying.
Hahaha, that might just be my new "obscenely prolific breeding" phrase.


Danios do have a lot of energy, and when they're not being jerks to each other, they're really fun to watch. They are just REALLY HARD TO CATCH, which has led to the unfortunate demise of a few in my care ^^;.
You gotta admire their breeding capabilities though ^^. They're the first fish I bred, albeit unintentionally, and they were pretty darn easy to take care of.

theshadybird 12-10-2012 11:45 PM

Last count: 8. Pretty sure I'm just seeing them as they move from wall hanger stage to free swimming. Who knows how many more have hatched! There are enough now that I've started giving them Hikari First Bites fry food maybe once or twice a day. Growing fast, the little piglets!

Crob5965 12-10-2012 11:51 PM

cool keep us posted that's a pretty cool story
I've had the same thing happen to platy's and guppies finding fry in tanks that I havent had platy's in for months

ikuzo 12-11-2012 12:05 AM

that's what they do
they're like guppies that even breed inside the plastic bag on your way home from your lfs hahaha

theshadybird 12-11-2012 12:20 AM

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...=IMG_0517c.jpg

A pic of two of the little buggers.

theshadybird 12-14-2012 01:22 AM

Gah, i forgot how fast they grow! Then again, these are getting a crap ton of infusoria which is something my first batch didn't get much of, so it figures they're getting so big so fast. That first fry is twice as long as all the others, and is already a good centimeter long!
I'm thinking I know what my first ROAK is going to be ^^.

Sake 12-14-2012 01:29 AM

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A pic of two of the little buggers.
looks like 2 1/2 in that pic! lol Is that a little danio photo bombing in the top left corner?

theshadybird 12-14-2012 01:51 AM

hahaha, yup! I was wondering if anyone would look close enough to spot him XD That one was so blurry and indistinct I was on the fence about pointing it out :]
Might get some new pictures up again; they're swimming at all levels now, not just at the surface. Let's see if I can document these buggers entire childhoods, eh? lol :3


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