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by Irene0100
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Digital Thermometer
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

thanks, I dont live near any IKEA but maybe my local kitchen shop may do something similar. I have tried the digital ones in lfs but it did not last long (think I splashed some water on it.) so I just use the old fashioned ones.
by Irene0100
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Breeding Zebra Plecos
Replies: 1
Views: 1722

excellent, thank you very much.
by Irene0100
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: First Spawn
Replies: 10
Views: 2898

congrats on spawning anyway, first spawns are often difficult or fail because parents are inexperienced. so hopefully they will get it right next time. if you so any water change, warm some of the water in kettle and mix in a bucket to right temp before adding. I think the parents will spawn again w...
by Irene0100
Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: Cranky puss male?
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

I'll second that, lovely whiskers.
by Irene0100
Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: wart?
Replies: 2
Views: 1593

Hi, sorry no one seems to have replied, perhaps becasue they cannot offer any ideas. I think growths are difficult to cure and need speicialist surgery. if only the snubs getting it this would suggest a genetic disposition. let us know how they get on. good luck
by Irene0100
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: RIP wee zeb.999help
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

so sorry! sad to lose any fish.
dont know what the dark mark is, may be internal bleeding or infection or tumour? did he go suddenly or had he been ill for a while?
if not sure, I would add some pimafix to make sure any infection in the water is killed (unless you have UV?)
by Irene0100
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Slate for Zebras
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

As long as its real slate and not man made roofing substitute, it is fine from a builder. be wary of shape edges might need to file, thats all.
by Irene0100
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: When do they need cave?
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

well it cant hurt to put one in even if they dont use it yet. as long as lots of other cover as well then thay can go where they wish.
by Irene0100
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: l-46, how do i get them grow faster....
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Hi, what temperature are they at? , because that can affect rate of growth too. but remember the warmer you have the tank the less oxygen water holds so need airiation with it.
by Irene0100
Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: fish poo
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

hi, just seen your thread, is he the same, any change? Is he a lone male, cos if you have others , is their poo the same or different. Just need to be careful of internal paracites thats all.
by Irene0100
Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: injury of my zebra
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Hi, I would add some melafix. this is a natural plant extract rather than chemicals and it promotes healing and prevents infection. Also when you release him back into the tank, change the position of the caves and slates, so to break up existing territory, otherwise he will walk straight back into ...
by Irene0100
Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Help! zebras
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

they may well take a few days before they eat, due to all the strangeness etc. dont wory unless they have sunken bellies. sounds like you are doing the right thing and offer a range of foods. do you know they the supplier was feeding them on?
by Irene0100
Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: L046 Plecs Dying
Replies: 8
Views: 2532

sorry you lost them, what a shame. I often give mine frozen , defrosted, washed, prawn, in a clip. but it is not 'raw' prawn, I used the pink ones which have actually been cooked before freezing. like we would eat in a salad. was it one of those you used? or was it really raw as in grey colour, unco...
by Irene0100
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: maximum age from zebra's ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

hello, welcome,
sorry good question but I have no idea
by Irene0100
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Removing unfertilized eggs from the clutch?
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

well my zebs have not bred yet, but when I bred BNs and had a clutch of eggs kicked out , possibly because most were infertile, I put the bundle in a net. there were some fertile and some infertile, but the egg mass was well stuck together so I thought it was a bit dangerous to try and split them. S...