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Zebrafish – Bigger and Better

Posted 2009.08.26 16.08 in Aquaria by Stephanie

It’s been nearly 3 months now since I got my zebra danio fish. I started with just two, Shifty and Popeye, then after a week or so, I added five more. They were small, like an inch to inch and a quarter long, they were also skinny and scrawny. I couldn’t tell males from females, though I realize now that this is because they were somewhat young and hadn’t fully developed.

Of the new five, only two got names. The albino, I named Blondie and there was one that was so scrawny that I named it Runt. I actually didn’t expect Runt to survive, he looked that unhealthy.

Anyhow, so here we are a mere 12 weeks later, and not only are all seven of them alive and going strong, but they’ve gotten bigger, developed, and been mating like crazy. (Although zebra danios are rather fast twitchy fish, everything they do, they do it like they’re crazy.)

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Fishy Photography

Posted 2009.06.14 9.31 in Hobbies, Photography by Stephanie

Zebra Danios (Danio rerio) have been described as “spazzy” fish who “do everything fast”. They are playful, schooling fish who like to hang out in groups and play around with each other. “Chase” or “tag” seem to be their favorite games. As such, it’s quite difficult getting these little guys to slow down enough to get a picture! Thank goodness for digital cameras, otherwise there’d be about a dozen blurry streaks for every clear pic.

Some of my Zebra Danios

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