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by smithrc
Thu May 21, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Substrate - how deep?
Replies: 6
Views: 2783

I think the whole ananerobic, hydrogen sulfide pocket issue is WAY overblown - I have yet to meet someone in real life who has run into a problem with this. I'd agree - I'm not denying it happens - I can confirm that it does - but its not the massive problem its made out to be... I've got dark sand...
by smithrc
Thu May 21, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: THEY DID IT! THEY DID IT!
Replies: 19
Views: 4864

sounds like you've been through the mill with your zebs!

Bout time you have some good news :)

Fingers crossed its happier times from now on :D

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by smithrc
Sun May 17, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: going on holiday for a week
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

Dont worry about feeding them - they will be fine for a week ;)
by smithrc
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: Zebs for sale - F1's over 1".
Replies: 0
Views: 1428

Zebs for sale - F1's over 1".

We're moving home and I don't want to be moving more fish than I need to. I'm listing these for sale as collection only. (Milton Keynes) All are first generation from our wild adults. Approx 8 monts old and over 1" - feeding well on mixed dry foods. £100 - for one zeb £150 - for two zebs £200 - for ...
by smithrc
Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Can zebs in a colony breed more than one batch at a time?
Replies: 6
Views: 2319

We've got 5 wildadults - 2 pairs are spawning - the Alpha and Beta males caused issued for a while - I seperated them for about 8 months and since putting htem back together (with no spawns from either pair) we had successful spawns again - The Beta male still hasnt got eh hang of it though and the ...
by smithrc
Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: Freckles a boy or a girl?
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Nice plump female :)
by smithrc
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: marine nano
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

I ran a 35L nano for about a year - got bored of it to be honest as it was too small for fish really - the temp wans't that stable due to the lighting....

Looked good while it lasted though :)
by smithrc
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Snail Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 3554

Re: Snall problem

My L046 eat the snalls, I'm finding empty shells every week while vacumming the sand. I would aviod snall be gone at any cost. Ours eat them too :) again - I'd avoid anything that will result in a lot of dead and therefore decaying matter in the tank... I have sand substrate and run a large mesh ne...
by smithrc
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Does warmer water make the zebra babies grow quicker.
Replies: 7
Views: 2284

86 is a lot higher than I keep ours - Ours take about 6 months to reach 1" I have found that they grow better when kept with the parent - Probubly due to the fact that I feed the tank more :) another theory i have is that they grow more if they are more active - I have 6 in a breeding trap that I ha...
by smithrc
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: Help me determine the gender please!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

Piranha wrote:Hi! The bottom fish looks like a young male ("triangular" head shape) ...but don't you think his fins look underdeveloped?
Agreed on the fins.

As for sexing them - its nigh on impossible at that size.

Our 5 adults at 4" were sexed as 5 males... 2 of them and now providing eggs... :roll:
by smithrc
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Help !!
Topic: Help!! Red Zebras
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

Cant imagine how your feeling right now - and dont want to :(

There is a thread (or threads) on here somewhere about exactly the symptoms you have had and the same sort of death rate...

I'll have a quick search for you - at least it might help shed some light on the reasons :(
by smithrc
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: Zebras for sale - Milton Keynes.
Replies: 0
Views: 1503

Zebras for sale - Milton Keynes.

I took a look in their tank last night and was surprised by the amount of good sized fry we have. They are First generation (F1) from wild parents, imported well before the ban. People are more than welcome to come and see them - and hopefully people on here will vouch for me :) I'll put 5 for sale ...
by smithrc
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Almond Leaves
Replies: 11
Views: 2906

I just drop one in when i see a little battle scaring...

I am using htem in a higher dose in the L183 tank along with peat to alter the water to try and get a spawn (and to keep them healthy as they are always fighting)


Anyone tried Oak leaves - I've heard they have the same properties...??
by smithrc
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Egg tumblers, anyone use them
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

I think Andrew Coxon on here uses them... I'll be following you with our beta pair when they spawn again as they havent had fry yet - just failed spawns :(
by smithrc
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: 4 to Sex... What Are They?
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

i'M INCLINED TO AGREE - 3 WELL FED MALES AND THE 4TH FEMALE...

bugger caps was on :(