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Spawning Danio meghalayensis

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  • #302248

    BallAquatics
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    After working with these fish for several months I’ve been blessed with a successful spawn.

     

    I have a group of 8 adults with the dominate male showing his breeding colors above.

    I have somewhere around 40 to 60 fry.  Above, they are around 2 weeks old. 

    Dennis
     

    #348195

    mikev
    Participant

    Wow! A beautiful chap! And congratulations with the spawn…I guess I will be checking AB in 2-3 months… 😀

    Somewhat out of topic: I think you got the real Hikari’s… Have you spawn them? If yes, what kind of growth rate you are seeing?

    (mine are by far the slowest growing Danios I’ve seen yet… I wonder if this is always the case…)

    #348199

    BallAquatics
    Participant

    @mikev said:
    I think you got the real Hikari’s…

    Hi Mike.  Honestly, I haven’t pursued acquiring any Hikari.  Been on a mission to get everything converted over to HMF and working with some of the fish on hand that I’ve kinda put on the back burner.

    I’m hoping to set-up the Devario sondhii again very soon.  If you are still interested in some of these, perhaps we can do some horse trading this fall when the weather cools off.  😉

    Dennis

    #348200

    mikev
    Participant

    HMF == Tanner’s influence? (I use his cubes in rivertanks… pretty nice and some fish loves sitting on them).

    Sondhi, Hikari: let’s see what happens in the fall… I think I’ll be interested, but I’m not sure I can supply Hikari’s: I am only raising 14… and at 3 months they are still circa 15mm 😥 let me see if I can spawn them again. (Comparing to your Kerri’s they are problematic: eggs are few, and the fry grows awfully slow.)

    #348203

    BallAquatics
    Participant

    @mikev said:
    HMF == Tanner’s influence?

    😀  LOL, in part yes, but they are just so handy and efficient too.

    What are you feeding your Hikari to get them into spawning condition?  You might find that different foods provide different results.  For example, with my D. erythromicron, feeding them live brine shrimp, blood worms or mosquito larvae results in decent egg production, but if I feed mostly live daphnia moina, egg production simply explodes.

    Just a thought…

    Dennis 

    #348212

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hi Dennis did you do anything special to get them to spawn? Not heard of D. meghalayensis being bred before.:cool:

    What is ‘HMF’?

    #348215

    mikev
    Participant

    HMF ==> See Here. The sponge can be used in many other ways too.

    D.erythromicron: Daily artemia and Sera micron, and I have them self-breeding for the most part…. most of the time I see young fry in the tank and numbers slowly increase. This will never produce large numbers, but does not require any effort on my part, only watching…. and the bottleneck is not food (I can collect eggs any time) but predation…. 

    As for Hikari’s: bloodworms. Not at the point of worrying yet.

    #348222

    BallAquatics
    Participant

    @matt said:
    Hi Dennis did you do anything special to get them to spawn?

    Hi Matt, nothing special, quite the opposite really.  After a couple of failed attempts using a standard danio breeder set-up, I offered them a large clump of moss and still no interest.  At that point I thought I’d just load them up with lots of live foods and leave them on their own.  One afternoon during a thunder storm they decided to spawn in the course gravel substrate.  I’m not sure if the thunder storm played a major part or not because it all took place just shortly after I had turned the lights on in the fish room.

    During the actual spawning event, the females would burrow down slightly into the substrate and the males would follow.  Be rather large and boisterous fish, an occasional egg would fly up to quickly consumed by a temporarily resting participant.  With a bit of luck I’ll be able to get them to spawn several more times and see if this is typical behavior or not.

    At any rate, I’ve got some where around 40 to 60 fry that are growing at a phenomenal rate.  They are very lovely fish and the adults have quite a bit of personality.  When I brought the camera close to film this video you’ll note they act like a bunch of puppy dogs seeking attention.  These fish are quite rare here in the states and I was very happy when the opportunity to acquire them came along.

    YouTube Video of Adults  

    Dennis 

    #348331

    BallAquatics
    Participant

    Danio meghalayensis fry @ 26 days old

    Danio meghalayensis fry @ 26 days old

    Just a quick update.  The images are of the fry at 26 days old.  Eating anything offered, bbs, daphnia moina, golden pearls, Repashy gel, etc.  Compared to smaller danio, these seem to be growing at a fast pace, 1/2 to 5/8 inch long (12-15 millimeter).

    Dennis

    #348364

    BallAquatics
    Participant

    Another update… this photo is fry @ 30 days munching on some Repashy gel food.

    Dennis

    Danio meghalayensis fry at 30 days old.

    #348374

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Is this Repashy stuff good then? Seen a few people mentioning it.

    #348389

    BallAquatics
    Participant

    @matt said:
    Is this Repashy stuff good then?

    The fish really seem to go for it and I find myself feeding it more and more.  A bit too soon for me to have a firm opinion, I’ve only been using it for 3 months now.

    Dennis

    #348557

    BallAquatics
    Participant

    Fry @ 51 days are starting to show adult coloration at last!

    51 Day Old Danio meghalayensis fry

    51 Day Old Danio meghalayensis fry

    51 Day Old Danio meghalayensis fry

    #348560

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cute! They look like mini-Devario.

    Dennis, would it be ok if we added a few of these photos to the species profile and maybe reproduce some of the info you’ve posted here. Full credit would be given of course.:smile:

    #348563

    BallAquatics
    Participant

    Matt said 
    Dennis, would it be ok if we added a few of these photos to the species profile and maybe reproduce some of the info you’ve posted here. Full credit owuld be given of course.:smile:

    Matt, feel free to use any of this that you would like.

    Dennis 

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