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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

And THAT is a good attitude to have!! ;)

In talking to you about feeder fish, I have also decided to try my hand at raising my own Danios too and have ordered a few small 10 gallon aquariums and 30 pounds of marbles. (30 pounds was shipped free and I could easily have paid as much for just a few pounds of them, plus the shipping)LOL I just feel that Danios have extra benefits in my oscar tank and I hope to keep a continual small school in there to act as dither fish and fast food. Fast, because they are very quick swimmers and often outrun my Oscars and FOOD because one by one they all eventually get caught and eaten. I intend to continue to raise feeder guppies too and can simply use the same tank (I ordered a new 29) as a grow out tank for both Guppies and Danios babies alike. Heck, my wife even consented to allowing me to put the grow out tank downstairs which is why I am getting a new Oak trimmed 29 for use there. I put 10 Danios in my Oscar tank on Saturday and currently there are still 7 left. They are a good match for these Oscars and give them plenty of swimming exercise all day long too.:blush:

When not needed to breed, I can simply keep the required 4-5 danio parents in with my Guppy parents and place them into the 10s for breeding. (You need to seperate male and female for about a week before breeding them)
Its easy enough to do and inexpensive as I needed a few small tanks, air pump, tubing, and small sponge filter for each 10, and glass canopies, 2 stealth 25W heaters plus those marbles. Each tank will be filled only with about 4-5 gallons of water anyway for the breeding / egg laying process.

(I'm losing my mind and should have used the few marbles I have rolling around in my head, so says my wife...) :woohoo: :lol: :silly:

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thats awesome I cant wait, Im putting in my danios today do I need to do anything to my tank before do you think? its been sitting for more then 12 hrs.

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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

Did you condition the water with Tap water Conditioner to remove the chlorine etc? Is the heater up and runnig and the temperature stabilized? (Danios can handle cooler temps but your Oscar will need it close to 80 F)

Is the filter up and running? It won't hurt to take some initial water samples for PH, and Nitrates and record them so you know what that reading is right from your Tap.

Acclimate the danios to temp by floating theeir bag in the tank, wait 15-20 mins and let them get the process started. Feed them daily with fine flake food.

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yeah I have the tap water condinoner if I put it in this morning, how long should I wait and I just poured it in there because it says its for 60 gallons and i havea 55 so I left some. Did I do that right?

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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

Sounds good. Just remember, you'll need to add some every time you do partial water changes, either bucket by bucket or via the water python. Usually, you buy that stuff by the pint or quart and add it by the capful. It is sold under a variety of product names but all are very similar. I use "Stress Coat" by API Labs which is inexpensive but is a nice product.

Its good to go, no wait is needed. Enjoy!;)

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Bangerang103 replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

woooo ok, taking my trip to the pet store.

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That's the FUN part!! :blush: B)

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didnt even get to go yet because my girlfriend has to go with me and shes shopping ughhh, wait till these little pink fish she likes so much get eatin.

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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

Get used to it my young friend....
I'm married 26 years and it doesn't get better, you just start to get immune to it all..


Huh?? What?? Did you say something?? Of course I heard you my dear... :woohoo: :laugh:

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Bangerang103 replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

there in the tank and seem to be doing well got 6 of them!

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