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  • in reply to: Tanichthys sp “Vietnam” #348959

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    @Matt said:
    Hi Dennis how are these doing for you? Just adding a profile and it would be great to get some first-hand experience. :)

    Hi Matt.  They are doing well.  Seem to be rather slow growing and a bit picky eaters, but perhaps they are wild caught fish.  They seem to prefer to eat from the surface when offered prepared food.  I’ve been feeding them baby brine shrimp, daphnia moina, mosquito larvae, golden pearls, and Repashy gel.

    I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to find, as Mike points out, that these turn out to be the smallest of the three.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Danio meghalayensis #348958

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    Here’s the kids @ 90 days, virtual miniatures of the adults.  On a side note, we had such a hot and dry summer I was worried about my adult breeders and the heat.  At times their tank temperatures rose into the lower 80’sF, but they showed no signs of having difficulties.

    Dennis

    90 day old Danio meghalayensis

    90 day old Danio meghalayensis

    in reply to: Spawning Danio meghalayensis #348563

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    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 

    in reply to: Spawning Danio meghalayensis #348557

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    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

    in reply to: Tanichthys sp “Vietnam” #348522

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    Yes, the largest ones are only about 1/2 adult size.

    Dennis 

    in reply to: Tanichthys sp “Vietnam” #348507

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    I was fortunate enough to pick up a dozen of these little beauties from Frank’s Aquarium last week.

    Tanichthys thacbaensis @ 800x560

    Tanichthys thacbaensis @ 450x250

    Tanichthys thacbaensis

    Tanichthys thacbaensis

    in reply to: Spawning Danio meghalayensis #348389

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    @Matt
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    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

    in reply to: Spawning Danio meghalayensis #348364

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

    Dennis

    Danio meghalayensis fry at 30 days old.

    in reply to: Spawning Danio meghalayensis #348331

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    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

    in reply to: Fish compatible with dwarf shrimp? #348223

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    The only fish I have found that will not eat shrimplets are Otocinclus catfish.  I have kept various freshwater dwarf shrimp with many of the small danios, (D. margaritatus, nigrofasciatus, aesculapii, etc.), with great success though.

    Dennis 

    in reply to: Spawning Danio meghalayensis #348222

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    @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 

    in reply to: Spawning Danio meghalayensis #348203

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    @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 

    in reply to: Spawning Danio meghalayensis #348199

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    @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

    in reply to: Air Pump Capacity #314652

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    I’ve run 15 Hagen Elite Double Sponge Filters with a little Dolphin 4 Star.  The Dolpin pump is rated at 4.4 litre per minute output.  The Hagen sponge filters DO NOT have air stones so they require much less air pressure to operate.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Forum formatting opinions #348052

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    I’m using the Blue and find it very unobtrusive and easy to read.  Took a bit to find the “New” post though… who would have though they were at the bottom of the page!

    Dennis

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