Posted on June 24, 2015
DIY Egg Trap
With many of the Danios you can simply move them into a set-up just for breeding. With some of the more timid varieties though, you might need a different tactic. This is why I came up with my DIY Egg Trap.
I was trying to get my wild caught Danio tinwini to spawn for me, but every time I would move them into a breeder set-up it would cause them so much stress that I wasn’t having any success. I though that if I could just provide them with a suitable spawning site that I could remove from their tank when they were done they would be much happier. This is what I came up with…
It starts with an inexpensive Pyrex® dish that I purchased at the local big-box store. I chose the glass dish because it’s easy to keep clean and it is heavy enough to stay on the bottom of the tank. I like this particular dish because it’s small enough to fit in 5.5 gallon set-ups and the plastic lid snaps on securely. The lid needs to fit well so fish/snails can’t get to the eggs.
I typically punch a pair of holes in the lid at each of the four corners under the plastic canvas. I then use 14# test fishing line to attach the plastic canvas to the lid. My friend David from Florida simply hot glues his canvas in place.
I hope you find them as useful as I have. Best of luck with all your breeding projects!
Cheers – Dennis