Breeding Oryzias woworae

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Re: Breeding Oryzias woworae

Unread postby deepesh » Sat May 18, 2013 6:07 pm

In my small tank 15by15by12, dancena swim at all levels when looking for food and grazing but most of the time they are close to the surface or near it.

There is a larger male who has taken over the bottom of the tank and won't allow the others to stay too long there.

At feeding time the O. dancena feed mainly at the surface but again some spend all the time midwater chasing down sinking bits of flake food.

The surface has reasonable amount of cover, bits of salvinia, hydrocotyle and leaves of C. spiralis.


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Re: Breeding Oryzias woworae

Unread postby apuda2010 » Sat May 18, 2013 8:02 pm

Thanks Deepesh....

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Re: Breeding Oryzias woworae

Unread postby juanico » Sat May 18, 2013 8:04 pm

thanks guys

deepesh wrote:A couple of questions... What did you feed the parents? And is that wool mop the usual killi mop? The one made by wrapping wool around a card, tying it up and then cutting one end?


flakes, bits and frozen food
yes, an ordinary wool mop. i just knot the wool, cut it above and attach it to styro foam.
dark wool makes it easier to find the eggs...but i prefer moss, it seems more eggs remain undetected in moss than in a mop

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Re: Breeding Oryzias woworae

Unread postby deepesh » Sat May 18, 2013 8:27 pm

Do you have other plants also in the tank?

I ask because I want to know if the Oryzias have a preference for the mop/moss as compared to other plants with larger leaves. Will the mop work in a tank with plants (cryptocorynes mainly) already in it?
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Re: Breeding Oryzias woworae

Unread postby juanico » Sat May 18, 2013 8:47 pm

yes, there are other plants also, a few l. repens.
i don't know if they prefer moss...
i had the mop in the moss tank and they also used it...i think they are not too fussy bout their spawning places

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Unread postby parthapratim22 » Sat May 18, 2013 9:45 pm

yesterday I also saw a single fry in my tank but not sure about the survival.

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Re: Breeding Oryzias woworae

Unread postby Romi » Mon May 20, 2013 1:47 am

The home-raised fish look brighter coloured to me..................... how lucky to have so many eggs just in time before loss of the parents. An undeniably beautiful species well suited to aquaria.

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Re: Breeding Oryzias woworae

Unread postby mats » Mon May 20, 2013 8:06 am

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Re: Breeding Oryzias woworae

Unread postby juanico » Mon May 20, 2013 8:23 am

Romi wrote:how lucky to have so many eggs just in time before loss of the parents.


remember our discussion a few months ago? that's why i was so worried about the eggs, because the parents really didn't look good