View Full Version : these fish are worse than the octomom

04-13-2010, 12:03 AM
So, the zebra danios in my tank wont stop breeding! I'll be sitting watching the tank and then they start mating. Every few weeks i see a buunch of little wormy fry swimming around, and about one or two grow to be adults, whom i then have to give away. This is getting really tedious. Does anyoe know a way to keep my fish from reeding?

04-13-2010, 12:05 AM
you could add a couple guppies to the tank.. (not opposite sex) They tend to be good fry hunters.

04-13-2010, 04:44 PM
I bought a pair of convicts a few months ago...... :doh: :doh: :doh:

04-13-2010, 09:39 PM
-points and laughs- How many you at 200-300 fry yet...xD First conv spawn i had was just shy of 100 XD all survived and were sold for 5cents each lol. Anywho I would get guppies few males like he said they do eat fry well.. Aslong as the tank isnt to heavily planted

04-13-2010, 09:45 PM
Well, the bluegill will be snacking on the fry unless he takes pellets.

They hatched approx. 100 fry, of which maybe 30-40 are thriving, all less than <1cm long. They had a second batch, and the larger fry ate the wigglers. The pile of wigglers was significantly larger than the first pile of wigglers.

Lady Hobbs
04-13-2010, 09:56 PM
LOLOL Octomom. LOLOL Only Pele could have thought that one up.

04-13-2010, 10:08 PM
LOLOL Octomom. LOLOL Only Pele could have thought that one up.

Jeez, I didn't even catch that until reading your post LOL....it IS funny!

04-13-2010, 10:42 PM
haha laughed when I saw Octomom...haha! A betta is great at eating fry too!

04-14-2010, 12:11 PM
No, the fish are doing what comes natural. Octomom is a behavioral abomination. Gourami are also excellent fry hunters. My buenos aires tetras are too.


04-15-2010, 01:31 AM
well, i have a gourami and some guppies, so... I should be fine?