Dario hysginon breeding project

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Re: Dario hysginon breeding project

Unread postby sreeram » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:43 pm

very nice


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Re: Dario hysginon breeding project

Unread postby Abhishek » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:21 pm

Very nice Sumer..

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Re: Dario hysginon breeding project

Unread postby bobvin » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:35 pm

nice description.

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Re: Dario hysginon breeding project

Unread postby Arjun Tandon » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:41 pm

I was drooling looking at the pics.... :P

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Re: Dario hysginon breeding project

Unread postby devchitra » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:50 pm

very nice.

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Re: Dario hysginon breeding project

Unread postby VishaalDalal » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:45 am

Hmmm another Dario has entered my wanted list.

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Re: Dario hysginon breeding project

Unread postby sumer » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:35 pm

Here's a short video of them when they were in the mood

http://youtu.be/7p-Tkdcokfg
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Re: Dario hysginon breeding project

Unread postby sumer » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:32 pm

I thought of doing a WC in my planted tank last Sunday (Where all the darios live actually).
I started the WC and then I thought of changing the position of a few plants. I started pulling the plants out. As I pulled my Erio sieboldianum, I saw something moved at the bottom. Since I was looking in from the top, I couldn't recognize what was it. Then I saw from the front side and to my sheer amazement it was a DARIO HYSGINON FRY.
I was so so excited.. I immediately took out my phone and tried shooting a video. Pardon the vid quality. I was thrilled that time..

It was around 1.5 cm in size. According to experts- They were eating the infusoria and microorganisms which flourish in a mature, well planted tank.

Video- http://youtu.be/QZmUEY9-xVA

But I also had a pair of Dario hysginon in a 10G tank as suggested by Vijendra. I introduced this pair in the tank on August 2nd.
On August 5th, I could see The male doing the same thing (tapping on shoulder and asking her to come in the bushes) again.
But I was not able to see what was going on in there because there was just too much moss.
I again had a few questions in my mind-

So once they will be done with the spawn, will the male chase female in a corner ? I mean will he be very protective? Or would there be any other signs that might indicate that the eggs have been laid? Or will I have to check manually for the eggs?
The female will be chased away from his site and he will become ultra protective, hovering on top of the scattered eggs... you will surely know from his attitude that he is protecting something... remove the female and would suggest removing the male as well after a day or two.



Can we see the eggs? Or are they too small and buried in the moss and we cant see them?

I prefer not to tamper with the eggs as they are very very tiny, visible on a close inspection, but tiny indeed.

I took the female out on 5th day. Today (8th day), just before I was thinking of adding another female in there (thinking nothing happened with the first female), I tried looking for any sign of new lives and I saw these little newcomers sticking on the wall.

I will take out the male tomorrow morning.
Here are a few pictures-

Breeding tank-
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Dario hysginon fry by sumertiwari, on Flickr

Fry-
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Dario hysginon fry by sumertiwari, on Flickr

0.6mm pencil lead for the size reference-
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Dario hysginon fry by sumertiwari, on Flickr
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Re: Dario hysginon breeding project

Unread postby sumer » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:33 pm

Just took the male out.
I can see more fries
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Re: Dario hysginon breeding project

Unread postby VishaalDalal » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:03 am

congratulations