So is it better to return them and get some real guppies?Demeter said:Zebra danios are quite easy to breed but because their freshly hatched fry are so tiny they can be hard to raise. I did it years ago in a 10 gallon tank with a this layer of gravel, an air stone, and a heater. Tossed a male and female in the 10 gallon and took them out the next day. Eggs hatched and it looked like little eye lashes sticking to the glass. After another day or two they become free swimming and ready to eat. I fed boiled egg yolk and liquid fry food. Then micro worms and eventually powdered flakes.
I suggest you do your own researching on how to properly care for and breed zebra danios. You’ll learn more by hitting the web than you will by us telling you.
How did you breed them ? Give me some good tipsRedshark1 said:My Glofish Danio fry.
Like what do you mean when you say false colored one ? I have that type that glows in the dark , genetically modified oneStarGirl15 said:I have Glo Danios. Not the false colored ones. They are Choprae Danios if you want to look them up. Are those it?
Nope mine haven't bread from what I have seen. Just chase each other around.Gleis said:Do you have any breading tips, just asking
And can I create a diy container an put it in my tank for the fry ?
Ohhh that's bad , maby they are sterilized.StarGirl15 said:Nope mine haven't bread from what I have seen. Just chase each other around.
What if she lays her eggs , I'm not at my room and the goldfish(shubukin) eats them all?Drewbacca said:You can have Glofish Danios in a tank with guppies. However, danios are very good at eating livebearer fry. I had a tank with mollies and I actually bought the danios specifically to help control my fry population. I usually have 2-3 make it per birthing, which is very manageable. If you have a well planted aquarium with lots of hiding places, you can do both. However, if your goal is to have as many fry make it as possible, then I’d choose the guppies. Again, if it’s well planted, you’ll have several survive each batch, but if you want to maximize survival you’ll need a separate fry tank to temporarily move the mother to before she gives birth and then move her out.
Because breeding isn't my goal. Guppies breed like mad. And I don't think we have very good stock around here. They all die within 6 months for me. My husband chose the Danios for the tank.Gleis said:Ohhh that's bad , maby they are sterilized.
A female of the group has created a big belly unlike others with that black dot( that shows that its pregnant, like Google says).
But why did you choose Danios insisted of guppies, or your purpose isn't breading at all
I wouldn't have a goldfish in a tank that you're trying to breed other fish. They will most likely eat any eggs or fry you have.Gleis said:What if she lays her eggs , I'm not at my room and the goldfish(shubukin) eats them all?
I say that cause he eats everything possible
So just cycle another tank , get a female and male and the other day I have eggs? That easy? Or should I wait until she develops some eggs in her body , cause I think that a female in my group is ready to give birth because her belly is becoming rounded and bigger every day and I see that black spotRedshark1 said:Gleis Demeter already covered it well. You can't go wrong following the advice of a goddess.
But here's some info specific to how I did it.
I treated the pictured tank with Liquifry and when I could see lots of microorganisms on the glass I introduced a good pair of Glofish Danios into the tank.
The next day I took them out. Eggs could be seen in the Java Moss but I couldn't tell if there were more than the few I could see.
However, when they hatched there were lots 100+ of tiny fry which looked like splinters of glass.
It was fun growing them up.
Sterile? Just the opposite!
Breed true? No, 25% were gold. 75% pink.
Illegal? Very unlikely to be a problem growing at home for your own use.
Why don't I still have them? After several years I went off Danios and wanted to keep something else (I chose African Glass Catfish).
For my tastes Zebra Danios are too hyperactive and also short lived (18 months). But I'm glad I tried them as mine were very colourful and had long fins.
They do fluoresce in normal light and look much brighter coloured than normal fish. They are Zebra Danios with a fluorescent gene from a Sea Anemone spliced into their DNA, giving them their fluorescence.
What is the minimum size of the breading tank?Redshark1 said:Er yeah! You need a pair ready to go and a mature tank.
Did you read my post "I treated the pictured tank with Liquifry and when I could see lots of microorganisms on the glass I introduced a good pair of Glofish Danios into the tank."
These things want to breed.
That looks like a glowlight danio not a glo danio.StarGirl15 said:Because breeding isn't my goal. Guppies breed like mad. And I don't think we have very good stock around here. They all die within 6 months for me. My husband chose the Danios for the tank. Mine look like this.
I guess that's what I get for just skimming threw the thread.Redshark1 said:The owner Stargirl stated earlier it was choprae, but thanks for clarifying that the common name used is Glowlight Danio.
Celestichthys choprae – Glowlight ‘Danio’ (Danio choprae, Danio choprai)