Surprise Zebra Danio Fry!!

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  1. Jeevanilla

    JeevanillaNew MemberMember

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    Good evening y’all I came home from school today and I have a 10 gallon tank that had my 8 zebra danios in it. I moved the danios into a planted aquarium last Saturday 12/15/18. So today I notice fry in the old 10 gallon tank! I HAVE A QUESTION, I have 2 golden zebra danios in the school, 1 male and 1 female. When can I tell wich fry are golden zebra danios?
     

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  2. Jeffsglo

    JeffsgloValued MemberMember

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    Congrats!! I don't know exactly, but after the fry get big enough. You should be able to identify them.

    Good luck,
     
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    JeevanillaNew MemberMember

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    Around what age would that be?
     
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    I think the fry will get big enough within a month or two. Do you know what to feed them?
     
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    I plan on feeding them egg yolks, crushed flakes, and vegetables. I don’t have anything to start cultures of live foods because I wasn’t expecting there to be any fry. Thankyou for your help! :)
     
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    Nice! The fry should start developing color after theyre around a month old at my best guess. And the diet your feeding them is good. Just be limiting with the yolk, it qill make a mess if the fry dont eat it all. After they get a bit bigger you can try vinegar eels, the cultures should be fairly cheap online and easy to start. Also they are seperated from the adults yes? I dont know if its true for dianos, but it is for guppies. The parents will eat their own fry.
     
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    Very kool.

    I bred zebras when I was a kid 40 years ago, pretty easy if you take the parents out after the spawn.

    Mine are always carrying eggs but too many fish in the tank they are in.
     
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    That sounds fun and exciting! good luck to you on your adventure.
     
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    I would start with very small amounts of the pulverized hard-boiled egg yolk and leave out the crushed flakes and/or vegetables (from my experience, the adults don't even eat that stuff) for now. Their mouths are very tiny at this point and the crushed flakes/ vegetables will easily soil up a 10 gallon, as will any kind of food.

    You'll really start to be able to distinguish the reg. zebras from the golden morph at around 2 months or more.
     
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