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by Zebrapl3co
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Do females hide in caves?
Replies: 8
Views: 3245

TwoTankAmin wrote:Females will shelter in caves but they don't claim them the way males do.
Same here. Females do not fight and claim caves while male does.
by Zebrapl3co
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: dissolved oxygen
Replies: 1
Views: 5209

Re: dissolved oxygen

I think my take on this is that you should stick to what the manual suggest. As in use a power head with a tub that draws in the air to aerate you tank. It's not so simple as increasing the dissolved oxygen and your fish will breed. Currents also plays a role. If it was that simple, then my zebras t...
by Zebrapl3co
Mon May 26, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Fishy Photos
Topic: These crossed my path...
Replies: 11
Views: 5121

Huh, how did you get all females from that group?
Only two looks she-mish.
The one on the most right looks like a female, but could have been a fat guy.
The other two on the bottom are debatable.
by Zebrapl3co
Sun May 25, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Wild zebra pleco import question.
Replies: 2
Views: 2523

Wild zebra pleco import question.

Hello, Just wondering if you guys notice that there has been any wild zebra plecos imported to your local store recently? I am not %100 sure that they are wild because the store owner is BSing alot of excuses about them being captive breed. But I suspect that they are wild because they are consisten...
by Zebrapl3co
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: General Care Questions - Growing out Zebras / Tankmates
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

That depends on how much experience you have with plecos. I think locally, that is about the size people sell them at. There is no doubt some risk involve. But it's also a bit cheaper at this size. Bigger ones like 2" and on are sold close to adult prices. I would not put them in with other ple...
by Zebrapl3co
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Selling 3 week old fry!! what a shame..
Replies: 14
Views: 5664

Well, I have to see a picture and more info to believe it. You can't just cross hypancistrus at will. The zebras have a tendency to reject other hypansistrus with funny markings on their body as well as colour and such.
by Zebrapl3co
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Selling 3 week old fry!! what a shame..
Replies: 14
Views: 5664

Now that is just sick. But I just have to wonder. How is that possible.
by Zebrapl3co
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: do zebras eat their own eggs??
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Some do and some don't. If you think that your actions are the contributing factor. Then start shining at least once a week so that they get used to it. That way, they won't be spooked when you do that.
by Zebrapl3co
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: Making ID cards...
Replies: 12
Views: 5535

I am just curious. Is #9 wild caught or F somthing?
by Zebrapl3co
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: how many zebs
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

There's no true limits to the size of a tank. But if possible, get the bigest you can get and work your way down. Your observation is the most important factor. Even with 2 females and 1 male can not gaureentee a disaster free senario. There is a matriache hierachy as well as a alpha male hierachy. ...
by Zebrapl3co
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Feeding frequency
Replies: 6
Views: 3570

But have you guys notice that all the pellet food doesn't seem to provide the proper nutrition for the zeb? For example, with frozen blood worm. I get close to 18 - 24 eggs per batch. But for the past year, I've switch to pellet food,, but have found that the zeb seems to be missing something. Eggs ...
by Zebrapl3co
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: DIY Corner
Topic: DIY zebra pleco cave ***Dial up warning lot of images***
Replies: 17
Views: 37644

Wow has it really been that long. If that's the case, then I think my F1 should be about ready too.
by Zebrapl3co
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Building a colony, best way?
Replies: 14
Views: 5341

In addition, another point I'd like to point out is that in an event of a genetic deformtie, it may not be so visible when it happened. Say on your F3. You could've been walking down several generations before it becomes so obvious that you start to see this happening to all your fry. Like in F5 or ...
by Zebrapl3co
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Building a colony, best way?
Replies: 14
Views: 5341

...And this brings me to another commonly discussed issue re zebras, subnoses. The other night I was thinking about plecos and current. ... ... And this made me wonder whether a snub nose might not actually be a genetic phenomena after all? However, the fact that snubnose is a genetic traits or jus...
by Zebrapl3co
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Building a colony, best way?
Replies: 14
Views: 5341

This is a really tough topic. I do agreed with TwoTankAmin on many points. But one thing I disagree on is that, I think by the time you hit the 5th generations, it may have been too late to do much to undo the damage (defects). Also, I suspect that there is a high probabilty of interbreeding in the ...