Baby Danios!! What To Do?!

Jl1010joanne

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Hi all,

So we took a 2 week vacation and during that time, we have come home to find 2 baby Danios. They are tiny. Can anyone please advise what we do? I want to try to keep them alive but don't have a spare tank with a filter.

Am I best to remove them and keep them in a separate tank? My separate tank doesn't have a filter but I can get one tomorrow (UK).

Thanks, Joanne
 

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Yes, I would remove them to the seperate tank. How big is it? I’d suggest a 10g for a grow out. I’d also move some of your used filter media into the new filter and keep an eye on the parameters.
 

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You can get a breeder net and keep them in it. It will be healthier for the tiny hatchlings then an uncycle tank, you can feed them crushed flakes or first bites , a very small amount 3 times a day.
 

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You can get a breeder net and keep them in it. It will be healthier for the tiny hatchlings then an uncycle tank, you can feed them crushed flakes or first bites , a very small amount 3 times a day.
I disagree, breeding nets can cause stunting and if you move the cycled media over there really should not be much of a cycle if any at all. All that would be needed would be watching the parameters a bit for the first few days.
 

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I'd recommend getting a cheap sponge filter for raising fry if you haven't got one already. Would be useful for any future fry raising too. Need a lil air pump for it to function but it will keep fry from being sucked up. Best of luck with your new additions!
 

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a seporate tank and filter would be best of corse. I do not recomend buting a gravid or pregnant fish into a net to have fry. but if you were to get a simple net box, The tiny fry should be ok for a while. Maybe you can try to get a seporate tank set up with a sponge filter in the mean time.
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