HELP! What on earth is in my danio tank?!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by platymum2801, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. platymum2801Valued MemberMember

    Just spotted these two things on the walls of my danio tank. Managed to get a couple pics before they moved but these things are tiny. What the are they?! Some kind of parasite? ;(
    I always thoroughly wash my hands after going near my tanks but I'm now a bit paranoid about getting sick from some parasite in one of the tanks. Can they get in your skin? Is washing hands in hot water and anti bac soap enough? Yuk!!! And poor danios :( help please!

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  2. plecodragonWell Known MemberMember

    They look like danio fry (baby danio). What else is in the tank?
     




  3. platymum2801Valued MemberMember

    No way?! Would they stick to the side of the tank like that then? Just danios, live plants, an ornamental bridge and gravel. Oh and a few snail hitchhikers. How do you sex danios or know if they've laid eggs or anything? I'm amazed if this is what they are! And relieved! :)


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    Oh my goodness I just googled danio fry and that is exactly what they are isn't it! Haha! I'm so happy and thoroughly surprised! How lovely! I'm due to give birth any time myself so this is just brilliant :) couldn't sleep because my baby is keeping me up and keeping me anxiously awaiting her arrival so I get out of bed to stare at my fish (as I do, a lot) and I'm horrified to see what I think are parasites, only to find out I have babies


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    What do I do now? What do I do?!?!


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  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Do you have another tank that is cycled to put them in? I'm not sure how much danios take care of their young but I'm assuming they eat them so... You'll need to catch as many as you can if you want to ensure their survival.


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  5. platymum2801Valued MemberMember

    I just moved the adult danios as there's no way I would have been able to get the fry out. They're teeny weeny and hiding in the gravel and plants. I'm hoping even more now that my 110l hurries up cycling so I can put my fish in there and have two tanks spare for fry/quarantine etc! Phew this is becoming more complicated every day lol! Can't believe I have danio fry before platy fry, if any platy fry at all!


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  6. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Congrats on being a mommy twice! Lol
     
  7. platymum2801Valued MemberMember

    Any ideas this other unknown thing in my danio tank?!

    Wow this is crazy. I have seen something else in my danio tank now! The other thing turned out to be danio fry :D
    Any ideas on this one..?!
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  9. platymum2801Valued MemberMember

    Haha thank you! Just seen something else in the tank!! What is this?!
    This little tank has a lot of life in it!

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  10. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    Do you have shrimp? It looks like a molt. Otherwise it looks like some kind of bug larvae.
     
  11. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    Are you sure they're Danio fry? Danio fry head for the surface as soon as they're free-swimming, and stay there...

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  12. platymum2801Valued MemberMember

    Lol no I don't even have shrimp. No idea what it is. It looks quite big to be a parasite? It looks like a little white praying mantis or grasshopper type thing..


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  13. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    Heres a link from planet inverts, might be worth scrolling through.

     
     
  14. platymum2801Valued MemberMember

    Thank you, can't see it on there. I'm stumped.


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  15. platymum2801Valued MemberMember

    What other fry could they be? I have no idea to be honest. They seem to be mainly around the bottom but alive and I've seen a couple swim briefly. Perhaps they're just entering that stage? It's half 3 in the morning where I am, could it be their bed time? lol. I'm totally clueless when it comes to fry and weird and wonderful things I didn't buy at the pet shop I'm afraid :(...
    I just disturbed the tank a lot getting the adult danios out too..?


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  16. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    Insect larva of some kind. :)
     
  17. plecodragonWell Known MemberMember

    The thing on the rocks looks to be a hydra, a pest that can catch and kill fry. So watch out for them, if that is what it is.
     
  18. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    Yes they could be just finishing off their yolk sacs. When that's absorbed they'll be at the surface. Danios breed first thing in the morning, especially if it's sunny. :)
     
  19. platymum2801Valued MemberMember

    Yeah, googling, closest thing I've seen to it is some sort of mayfly larvae.. Could that be a problem for the tank, or me?
    Just tiny danio fry in there now..


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  20. platymum2801Valued MemberMember

    What's the timeline for danios between breeding and hatching? I LOVE my tanks! This is great. As far as the other thing I saw, the closest thing I found to it on google was some sort of mayfly?


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    Any suggestions on a good filter to get for a 17l fry tank? I don't want them to get sucked up so I took out the one that was in there for now? Will that be ok for a day or two if I do little water changes til I get a more suitable one?


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