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by Rob
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: What is everyone water conditions like for breeding Zebras
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

Re: What is everyone water conditions like for breeding Zebr

Hi There This is a tricky one as the parameters can vary immensley. I have always beleived that so long as the parameters are roughly correct the breeding depends on water quality and whether or not the fish are "interested". However, as a rule my tanks were genreally sitting at around the following...
by Rob
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: HELP...ZEBRAS male 0r female?
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: HELP...ZEBRAS male 0r female?

A rough guess would be
1-m
2-m
3-f
4-m
5-f
6-m
7-f
The two mandarin ducks are also male :lol:
by Rob
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Raising Fry Question.
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: Raising Fry Question.

Hi Mistern2005 It will generally depend on the overall tank set up. Where possible I would leave the eggs and fry with the male throughout, until they were 10 - 12 weeks old, then I would move them to a tank along with other fry. If another spawn occured during this time the fry were already out and...
by Rob
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: It's freezing up here!
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: It's freezing up here!

Hi Assassynation

Probably not on the same scale, but we are not to warm at eh moment either. That said, all the UK needs is 6" of snow and everything grinds to a halt!!!! :-)

Welcome to the forum.

Rob
by Rob
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: spawn 5
Replies: 12
Views: 4525

Re: trapping

How is it going, any sign of the wrigglers yet?
by Rob
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Fishy Photos
Topic: My 2 WC adult L046
Replies: 9
Views: 4262

Re: My 2 WC adult L046

excellent specimens and defiantely m & f. Would go as far as saying the male has glint in his eye :-)
by Rob
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Setting up Zebra Tank
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

Re: Setting up Zebra Tank

Hi of1o No real need for lighting apart from for our own aesthetic requirements. I used to light the tanks with a daylight bulb, but stopped once I moved them to breeding set-ups.The tank looks good, make sure that there are plenty of areas for food collect that are still accessible to the "turkey b...
by Rob
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Got 10 New Zebs
Replies: 15
Views: 3682

Re: Got 10 New Zebs

Unfortunately the defining fact on whether or not the zebras will breed is not so much down to the fact that they are wild caught, but more down to the individuals specimens themselves. Whilst the fish should acclimtise relatively quickly if the right conditions are provided, the breeding will only ...
by Rob
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Yeahhh, my first spawn
Replies: 53
Views: 21532

Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Hi Jacqueline Excelletn thread and fantastic picures. If this si his first spawn then there is a chance he may wait a while until his next. He has done it once so teh chnaces are he will do ti again, more often than not there doesn;t need to be a reason. Take note when you do your water changes etc ...
by Rob
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Growth Speed Different??
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

Re: Growth Speed Different??

Hi Jaredkuo As TTA says, seperating them is a good idea. If however you do not have the space or an extra couple of tanks at present, try moving the tank furniture around so that the food can collect in different areas. Also, split the feeding into different times, i.e. feed half as much, twice as o...
by Rob
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: My 3 young F1's
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: My 3 young F1's

Hi Fern

To be honest I would be guessing if I made any suggestions as they all look pretty young at present.

Keep an eye on their behaviour and you may get a better indication.

Give it another 6 months and it should be a little clearer. Apologies for not being much help.

Rob
by Rob
Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Pins and needles
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

Re: Pins and needles

Did they arrive?
by Rob
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Top Ten things not to do with a Zebra Pleco.
Replies: 13
Views: 3302

Re: Top Ten things not to do with a Zebra Pleco.

Hi everyone, Just thought I would add in another to bump this back up :-)

"Use a turkey baster to suck up stray eggs"

"Don't put the turkey baster back in the drawer without first giving it a bit of a rinse" :-)

Rob
by Rob
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Taiwan
Replies: 8
Views: 2088

Re: Hello from Taiwan

Hi LEECEO219

Welcome on board, enjoy the forum.

Rob
by Rob
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hallo from S.A
Replies: 10
Views: 2508

Re: Hallo from S.A

Gerhard

Welcome to the forum, good luck in finding some zebras.

Rob