However, well-trained zebrafish enthusiasts can see the subtle differences to figure their sex out. They can also very rarely be fed blackworms, which have a very high fat content and are not healthy when fed regularly to fish. Leopard danios are classic egglayers, so they can't get pregnant. i am pretty sure the third is a male. A Molly Fish is a live bearer, meaning the babies come out of the mother alive. not laying on their side but perched on their bellies. the female will lay her eggs in … If she looks wider than normal, she is probably carrying roe. If you haven’t already, the first step is testing your water parameters. During this time, you have no other sign to go on but behavioral changes which can be easily noted if you are observant when it comes to your fish. Started by sideing Fish Identification. In the ordinary zebra danio, the males' yellow white areas (stripes and on the dorsal fin edge) are a much stronger yellow. Zebra Danio with Severe Dropsy. Breeding occurs easily and often for the molly fish if males and females are in a tank together. Zebra Danio's lay eggs and the females are typically fatter and a little bigger than the males. So, how long are zebra danios pregnant for? One of the Danios is chasing all of the other Danios around. They may be ready to lay eggs, though. Zebra Danios don't look right 8/24/08 Dear Wet Web Guys: I have attached an image to show you how fat some of my zebra Danios have become, but these fish won't stay still for a photo and the lights not right. ... and is very similar to the breeding of tiger barbs and zebra danios. Edit: and by pregnant I mean carrying eggs. Hello; is it the only zebra danio in the tank? Zebra Danios Pregnancy. In addition, in some species of danios, the females are slightly less colourful and may have fewer stripes, especially on the fins. The Molly Fish is a type of guppy. I got some fish, some died, some survived, I think I'm learning a lot. Lv 5. It is unlikely that you will see the mating process as it usually happens at night. Males tend to be smaller and more vibrant in color. But it becomes difficult to tell them apart when the males are well-fed and having bulging bellies while the females aren’t car… They are all in one 30 gallon tank. Zebra Danio are found in a range of different habitats from slow-flowing rivers and streams during the dry season to seasonally flooded pools/ponds and rice paddies during the monsoon season. Two of the three Zebra Danios are really fat and the other is probably average sized. Zebra Danios will thrive in waters that are consistently between 65 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit, and they prefer soft to medium hard waters with a pH of 6.5 to 7.2. Re: Dwarf Gourami Fat Belly « Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 09:28:04 am » Just peas that you have for dinner, if you have frozen, defrost a couple in boiling water (or microwave), and squeeze them 'til the middle bit pops out of the "skin". You see, pregnancy means carrying the fetuses and the fish fry within the body. They are salt water/tropical fish and swim at 82 degrees. But you’ll be happy to hear that zebra danios are very easy to breed. No idea, but had this happen with a couple female guppies and 3 zebra danio's.not pregnant, not swimming erratically, but they all died in about 2 weeks of developing the bloated gut. ! They are in a 10 Gallon Tank with pretty large rocks at the bottom. One of my female blue moscow guppies is so fat her scales popped out all over her body yesterday. In terms of filtration, Zebra Danios are not demanding at all. They are not livebearers. 0 0. Certainly looks bloated/pregnant to me. and i'm no expert on deciding whether or not a fish is pregnant, but i think that if the belly turns white, then the fish is about to lay eggs. This involves a period of gestation where the offspring develop within the body of the mother. 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