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Old 10-17-2008, 06:20 AM   #1
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A picture of Dario (Show yours here!)


Hi people,

Here are some close up pictures of the darios I keep. I didn't use a macro lens, just a magnifier which is part of a bubble lens, hence the imperfect focus. They are rather curious about the camera every time.

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Old 10-17-2008, 07:14 AM   #2
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wow, really nice looking fish! great pictures!
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:10 AM   #3
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I've got them myself, great little fishes.
You make far better pictures though!
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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Awesome photos!!
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:20 AM   #5
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Nice fish, nice and colorful.
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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Beautiful fish!
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:36 PM   #7
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Nice fish!

The fifth picture is amazing.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:42 PM   #8
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What do you feed them?
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:14 AM   #9
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Hey, I thank you in the name of the darios.

I'm feeding them all sorts of live foods I can find, mainly mosquito larvae and brine shrimp, the occasional worm. Once I was in a hurry and target fed one baby cherry to each. I've also seen them pick at snails' eggs before, but there's not a single snail in this tank yet.

Carole, I've been watching your thread, waiting to see yours.

Anyone wanting to show his/hers is welcome to join this thread.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:52 AM   #10
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I really am thinking about putting some in my Mini-M that also harbors Snowball shrimp. Im almost certian that if you have a large enough # of RCS or Snowballs you could control you shrimp population well and keep you Dario's fat at the same time.

There is no way they could eat a full grown or even juvenile shrimp just babies. And if you have 6-7 berried ladies all the time they couldnt eat all them babies!
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:58 AM   #11
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Not to hijack away, but how much do these fish usually go for? I want to get some, but don't have room for them, I think. How big is a Mini-M tank? They are only $4 each for them at my not so local fish store. Is this a normal price? She has females and males of two different dario species. I want some so bad, as the OP's fish look so cool.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:45 AM   #12
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bsmith, I'm not sure about that. They're always looking close for food in crevices, hovering slowly among leaves, inspecting the substrate, going through clumps of moss and monosolenium. They are voracious, and swallow large for their size, say, 2 week old baby cherries are still a snack. If breeding is not your goal, it should be quite fine. Adult shrimp are larger than the fish.

Searun, the other species could be Dario hysginon and Dario dayingensis, both solid red. There are also Badis, very close genus (in fact Dario was recently separated from Badis). All in all, my advice is to get a group of both species if you can, given they have females, it's a great find. The price is ok. Space is far from a problem, since they're so small you can appropriately keep 6-8 in a 10 gallon. The Mini-M is 36x22x26cm (5 gallon), you could house up to 5 if you get 3 females.

Badis species are larger, not suitable for such a small tank, double check species.
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:05 AM   #13
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Aww..mine are very elusive and hug in the crevices of the rocks still. They are still quite young and the males show only minimal color. I have a line on possibly some more locally.
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:44 AM   #14
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Not Dario sp. but here are pics of my juvie Badis badis:







They are about half an inch at the moment.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:48 AM   #15
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Hey Carole, I think they're already showing good colour. One of mines is definitely paler, sort of a the loser of the group. When are you moving them to the 20L?

Renegade, great pictures. I've yet to find some Badis badis. I've been combing the market, just today I waited a couple hours for a whole import shipment to be unloaded, but no luck on either Dario or Badis. Keep us updated on their development.
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