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Congrats! did they spawn in moss? I have a few I've been keeping but not really looking for eggs. Wondering where the best place to look would be...
 

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Congrats! did they spawn in moss? I have a few I've been keeping but not really looking for eggs. Wondering where the best place to look would be...
They spawned in the java moss. Yesterday males were chasing females into the moss and than I saw them spawned right in front of me.

I am surprised because they are usually shy and I found out they dislike a lot of filter flow. So by stuffing sponged in my Top Fin 10 HOB, it diluted its force.

Some people usually do this route:

Tank 1- Houses all the CPDS.
Tank 2- Seperate 1 male and 1 female in a cycled tank with java moss.
Tank 3- Houses all the fry

Some people have more tanks to keep each generation separated. CPD's are also egg and fry eaters so best to separate or if there is enough plants you could see if some fry survive long enough.
 

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I found fry in the main tank! I was swishing around the java moss and I saw a fry cling to the glass :). Hunting time!

Seeing I have fry already, they must have bred a few days before :O

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The eggs hatched! Either yesterday when I was at the inauguration or today.. Having to stay up since 4 AM till midday I was knocked out so I was unable to check out the CPD tank.

They just hatched so not freeswimming yet, and because I do not have an uberleet camera to take pictures of I am borrowing them from this site.( http://www.danios.info/fish/margaritatus.aspx) And this is what they look like currently:



They do not swim to move much UNLESS you move em yourself by moving a net towards them or a siphon, but they just cling to the glass.
 

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Update:

The CPD's recently spawned yesterday and collected around 10 eggs, I think that only 1 or 2 females mated and missed a bunch of eggs.

But for now here is a picture of the tank with the new anubias barteri, nana, and windelov fern.

 

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Update!

Prolific fishies, the fry are growing big and one fry already looks like a mini CPD adult without his/her colors.

I just did a siphon and finding around 20+ eggs.

Time to find another grow out tank :p.
 

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I've read all your posts with interest and learned that 'CPDS' is definitely some sort of a fish!!!

Thank you!

Now, would anybody be so kind and state just what that 'CPDS' and that other 'CDP', o something along that abbreviation means in plain English, or in plain Latin, or in whatever slag is that written?

Please, make that Forum enjoyable to anybody.

I'm sorry that I'm the only one in the whole World, who likes to know.....
 

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I've read all your posts with interest and learned that 'CPDS' is definitely some sort of a fish!!!

Thanks you!

Now, would anybody be so kind and state just what that 'CPDS' and that other 'CDP', o something along that abbreviation means in plain English, or in plain Latin, or in whatever slag is that written?

Please, make that Forum enjoyable to anybody.

I'm sorry that I'm the only one in the whole World, who likes to know.....
Celestial Pearl Danios
 

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Woo! Nice pics. How long do you think until they are grown?

I looked at the adults in a LFS and they have the tiniest mouths I've ever seen on an aquarium fish. I couldn't imagine how small the babies mouth's must be. Feeding them must be hard!
 
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