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by fluffyninja
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Algae
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Re: Algae

Just an observation. In the wild zebras and bn do not live together. Zebras live deep and fairly fast waters where it is dark and so are pretty much devoid of plants or serious algae. According to the L-Number Catalogue on PlanetCatfish, the only species of Ancistrus which comes from the middle Xin...
by fluffyninja
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Algae
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Re: Algae

Fern wrote:2 inch is borderline breeding size from what I understand....
I've got 2 that are just as fat :wink:
Now I would say you're certainly right the fish in the picture is the one that spawned i'm certain and she's barely 2 inches.
by fluffyninja
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Algae
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Re: Algae

Nice looking zeb :) make sure they poop.. Are you feeding them hikari? I read from some forum saying that their pleco died due to bloat, could be internal parasites, so just keep monitor your zebs make sure things are under control :) No not feeding them hikari mate , they spawned 3 weeks ago and s...
by fluffyninja
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: young zebs shooting all over the tank ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

Re: young zebs shooting all over the tank ?

i have had 3 young zebs in my tank for over a wk now they settled nice hiding away in caves and chilling out under the bogwood.the last 2 nights about 10 they start darting around the glass of the tank up and down all around the tank and up near the top of tank IS THIS NORMAL ??????????? water is f...
by fluffyninja
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Who's Breeding What
Topic: My 2 projects
Replies: 4
Views: 5056

Re: My 2 projects

Nothing special just what i've picked up on here , ro water for the zebs I'm convinced that was the trigger I'm considering putting it in the lemon tank too.
by fluffyninja
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Who's Breeding What
Topic: L144 lemon bristlenose
Replies: 3
Views: 4143

Re: L144 lemon bristlenose

Joby wrote:My L144 colony are now on their second spawn in 6 weeks :D
Hi joby tell me about it ! a mix of the one's i got from you and john last year have had 3 spawns in a month and a half , 70-80+ wrigglers , result :D
by fluffyninja
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Who's Breeding What
Topic: My 2 projects
Replies: 4
Views: 5056

My 2 projects

Hi I've got a load of lemon l144's with loads of wrigglers three spawns in a month and a half around 70-80 babies growing out and 9 zebra's that have just produced their first lot of 5 babies , I'm pretty new to fishkeeping (4 years) so I'm well chuffed with the latest arrival :D
by fluffyninja
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Yeahhh, my first spawn
Replies: 53
Views: 28954

Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Congrats :D I have also had good news yesterday I found five fully formed babies in my cave didn't see any eggs at all totally out the blue , unfortunately I didn't get to see the hatch like you , the babies are only about 1cm long and all the sacs have dissapeared so I guess they're about 2-3 weeks...
by fluffyninja
Sun May 08, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Algae
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Re: Algae

Sorry for the bad quality mobile pictures attempting to post for the 1st time , don't know if they are well overfed or just healthy normal looking zebs but the big one in the photos is about nearly 2 inches long plus I have four juvies (inch and a half) and two of them have the same sort of pot bell...
by fluffyninja
Fri May 06, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Algae
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Re: Algae

Thanks for all the replies the algae has now gone I keep the tank dark most of the day and just have the lights on for 4 hours a day. I suppose I should be happy about this really but I'm not sure , one of the big zebs and a small one too both have developed beer bellies , the big one looks like a w...
by fluffyninja
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Algae
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Re: Algae

I have swapped the 9 zebs i have into a new tank on a timer with the lights on for 5 hours a day and I'll see how that goes , i have a shrimp a golden apple snail just in case but personally i find the snail useless even when he glided over the huge pieces of algae in the old tank he only seemed to ...
by fluffyninja
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Algae
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Re: Algae

Algae is 99% of the time to do with light (my light is only on for about 6-7 hours due to the fact i have a few plants in my zebs tanks) and water conditions! over feeding to much waste ect! and a big cause which few pepole check for is phosphate! which can often come from your tap water! I used to...
by fluffyninja
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Algae
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Re: Algae

I never have any algae but I don't have lights on my tank, just put one on for maintenance. Not sure there is anything that will eat the algae in a tank that is warm enough for zebs :dunno: I know the L144 would do an awesome job in no time but would it survive the temps am not sure sure. That's ou...
by fluffyninja
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Algae
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Re: Algae

hey, im new here to so im going to mention a fish i caught a long time ago. you can buy these guy and the will glean up a tank with algae because the love that stuff. they are a great fish with others temperment with other fish is awsome. i caught one in the wild a long time ago lookin for bait to ...
by fluffyninja
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Algae
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Algae

Hi I have 9 zebs in a 160 litre tank , they are all different sizes I just wondered what the members on here use in their tanks to get rid of the algae.In the tank set up shots all the tanks on here are beautifully clean , my zebs have been together 3 months and the algae is now thick. I have tried ...