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Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:50 pm
by ballpc
After months of producing a fry here and there, I woke up to at least 3 dozen Danio tinwini fry this morning!

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These are some of the coolest of the new fish coming out of Myanmar. Formerly know only as Danio sp. TW02 they were only properly named late last year. They were named, most deservedly, after the director of the Hein Aquarium in Myanmar, Mr. U Tin Win.

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Dennis

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:59 pm
by freshfish
Congrats, and what a beautiful danio!

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:28 am
by James0816
nice fish. wouldn't mind acquiring some of them little guys.

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:50 pm
by ballpc
Well my babies are a month old and they already look like miniature versions of their parents!

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They are growing very quickly and are about 1/4" long. For the first week to ten days they received a steady diet of green water/infusoria. After that they started eating micro & walter worms.

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They are now at a size where in addition to nematode worms, they are eating golden pearls. There is some size variation in the brood, but as a whole they are growing quite evenly without a great deal of difference between the largest and the smallest.

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Dennis

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:00 am
by James0816
most excellent! congrats again. if you need foster care....let me know. :D

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:15 am
by ballpc
Thanks James0816 & freshfish. After all these years, new babies still bring a smile to my face!

Dennis

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:57 am
by Freshwater Tropic
Congrats! They look good! :new-bday:

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:27 am
by Crazygar
Wow, that's a nice fish and congrats. I think you deserve a Moniker.. let me see if I can create one for you... excellent!

Gary

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:57 pm
by ballpc
Ooooooooh that's kool, thanks Gary! :D

Perhaps with a moniker like that, I can talk about some of the other cool Danios I'm working with! :whistle:

Dennis

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 11:16 am
by freshfish
ballpc wrote:Perhaps with a moniker like that, I can talk about some of the other cool Danios I'm working with! :whistle:

Dennis


Please do!

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:40 am
by Crazygar
Anytime Dennis, but you have to share your successes with us!

Gary

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:00 pm
by Hurriken
How big are the adults?

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:03 pm
by ballpc
Hurriken wrote:How big are the adults?

1 to 1.25 inches long. Like the Celestial Pearl Danio, they make great fish for desktop or nano tanks.

Dennis

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:57 am
by Crazygar
Darn, that's a nice size. Do they prefer waters cooler?

Gary

Re: Success at last! {A Work in Progress}

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 5:17 pm
by ballpc
I believe so. While typically labeled as "Tropical Fish", most of the Danios are "Sub-Tropical" at best. I keep the vast majority of my fish in unheated tanks at room temperature. I think they look better, feel better, and live longer under these conditions.

A case in point, many of the fish coming out of Myanmar are from mountainous regions where the winter time temperatures drop to near freezing. Not exactly what you'd call a tropical climate.

:twocents:

Dennis