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Thread: Baby Giant Danio Spotted!
03-17-2013, 01:23 AM #1
Baby Giant Danio Spotted!
Oh my goodness this just made my day.... My 65g has been in a holding pattern since I lost my last dwarf, as I didn't want to add more for awhile until I'd nailed down any potential issues.
Today when I looked in on my tank... I spot an inch long itty bitty little free swimmer fish. Based on inhabitants, it can only be a giant danio fry. How in the world it survived their voracious appetites as an egg and to get this big I have no idea.
I did isolate him in a breeder net area as I'm a bit worried he's still so small and would rather he not turn into a snack. I tried for a photo... but he's still super small.... perhaps after wc on Monday.
03-17-2013, 01:40 AM #2
Congrats on the fryIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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03-22-2013, 08:18 AM #3
My bf was able to nab a photo:
He seems to be doing well, fairly active and eating well... just very tiny.
03-22-2013, 10:24 AM #4
Congrats on the baby fry, it really does make your day!!_______________________________________________
03-22-2013, 11:42 AM #5
Congratulations, it's always exciting to see fry, but especially when they are unexpected.When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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03-22-2013, 01:04 PM #6
That wee guy is super cute. ;) With any luck you might find more pop up every now and again.
04-04-2013, 06:57 PM #7
Just an update... the wee one has grown enough that I moved him into my 20G L small tank. He is about the length of the neons, but lacking in girth, and a bit smaller than the blue eyes, so I think he will be alright until he gets big enough to go back as a free swimmer in the big tank.
In other news... I was so excited my little guy was growing... when I meant to turn off the faucet water since the bubbles were out of my changer hose... I mistakenly swapped it to fill instead... and soon realized my mistake as my tank started to overflow.
Thankfully It wasn't too bad and I have well water so I didn't kill them all with chlorine/chloramine, and I only needed a couple towels to dry it up. Just bone-headed.
04-04-2013, 07:01 PM #8
Congratulations on the fry Trill!
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