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by lzebra
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: About dry/rainy season (tips please)
Replies: 27
Views: 10018

Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

What was ur ph during dry season And wet season conditioning jaz?
by lzebra
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: water parameters for dry and wet season
Replies: 2
Views: 4918

Re: water parameters for dry and wet season

Thanks twotanks. Interesting info
In your experience what parameters of temp, ph, tds, gh/kh do u keep your zebs for dry season and then wet season to induce spawning.
by lzebra
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Help !!
Topic: New group all dead overnite!
Replies: 11
Views: 4753

Re: New group all dead overnite!

wow, keeping fish in low tds is dangerous imo. with tds 20ppm, the ph of 7.0 will drop to 5.0 within a week of having fish in there
by lzebra
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: water parameters for dry and wet season
Replies: 2
Views: 4918

water parameters for dry and wet season

I'm wondering what the actual water conditions are for the xingu during dry and wet season are? Anyone here have knowledge about the ph, gh, kh, tds parameters?
by lzebra
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: new colony 8 zebs
Replies: 0
Views: 2240

new colony 8 zebs

Hi all, I'm super excited about my colony of 8 zebra. They come from a breeding colony of 12 :d :d :d . I have 1 male and 7 females (that’s what was sold to me with 100% assurance of sex and looking at them they do look the part). Everybody is welcomed to review my photos and tell me what you think ...
by lzebra
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: About dry/rainy season (tips please)
Replies: 27
Views: 10018

Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

zebs are notoriously difficult to activate, not matter what you do. Sometimes they can be activated to spawn by things that we do, but mostly they just spawn when they want to *shrug*. But once they're activated, you dont really need to do the dry/rainy season thing cos they'll have spawns every mon...
by lzebra
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Can zeb strips become wavy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Can zeb strips become wavy?

I recently see my frends zeb and it had moderately wavy black stripes. He said the straight lines charged to wavy lines after numerous spawns when her flank was scratches and has then healed and now is wavy. Does this happen?
by lzebra
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: can you help with sexing please
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: can you help with sexing please

If it's 7cm, doesn't cave much and moves around and with that type of head shape, I'm pretty sure u got yourself a female
by lzebra
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: breeding behaviour?
Replies: 4
Views: 2949

Re: breeding behaviour?

Hmmm What Darry wrote makes sense. There is plenty of other hiding places in driftwood and rocks in the tank for the male and female to hide in my 4th tank. I did remove all but 1 cave yesterday and checked this morning see what how things were doing. The male had his tail protruding outside the cav...
by lzebra
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:57 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: breeding behaviour?
Replies: 4
Views: 2949

breeding behaviour?

Hi all, What I have atm: zeb population: 1 male ~11cm, 2 adult females ~8cm current conditions: tank size 4x18x18. Ph 6.8, kH= 1, GH=3, TDS=110-120, temp 29-30C, adding cold water (22-23C) 10% everyday for 5 days now I'm wondering if my zebs are showing breeding/spawing behaviour? I've not no succes...
by lzebra
Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: can anyone see any problems with the set up of the tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 2630

Re: can anyone see any problems with the set up of the tank?

maybe add in fine gravel and more diftwood and a powerhead for more waterflow
by lzebra
Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: can you help with sexing please
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: can you help with sexing please

Without knowing how long u've had it for or how old you think the zeb is, then its pretty difficult to say accurately.
But from the looks of it, it looks about 7cm?, so it could be a female from its head shape as males have a squarer head.
by lzebra
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Anyone successful bred from a pair or f/m/m or m/f/f trio?
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Anyone successful bred from a pair or f/m/m or m/f/f tri

Cos they've breed before (not for me, but for the previous owner many many times) i'm getting impatient after 3 months of waiting :frustrated: Atm i'm trialling to induce spawning via a method written by Christophe Girardet on plecoplanet. ===start quote==== 1st day: Normal temperature 28°C. Switch ...
by lzebra
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Anyone successful bred from a pair or f/m/m or m/f/f trio?
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Anyone successful bred from a pair or f/m/m or m/f/f tri

Joby wrote:I have a m,f,f trio breeding that originally came from a larger group. 4 spawns so far with only 2 resulting in fry though. He usually takes turns with the females :D
Joby, how long did you need to wait when you got your Zebs to breed when you got them from a larger group?
by lzebra
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Anyone successful bred from a pair or f/m/m or m/f/f trio?
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Anyone successful bred from a pair or f/m/m or m/f/f tri

Thanks for your reply Stevie k They've bred before. They were from an existing breeding colony. The male was the alpha male. I'm told he is not a regular breeder like years ago as he is getting older, my guess is he is 7-8 years olds. Im thinking of adding another mature male to add competition to m...