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I think it's a cool idea, just needs a bigger pump. Also want to see it set up and how the fish react to it. I like the thought of driving a subcurrent right where the fish are.
- Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:49 pm
- Forum: General Care and Breeding
- Topic: Asian Farmed Zebras
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I actually spoke with these people at InterZoo in Germany. I'll dig up my materials from them and let you know what I can recall. This was just this past May but I thought they said they had 50 pairs (100 fish) and they are also working with other Hypans including 333 and 173. Their L173 didnt look ...
- Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:57 pm
- Forum: Hints and Tips
- Topic: Blue eyes and blood worms
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The Zebra pleco sometimes has blue eyes. Not sure why some have more pronounced blue to their eyes but I have one which has eyes as blue as my blue eye pleco and others with a dark stripe through the eye that totally obscures any color.
Here is a rare shot of my five zebra plecos altogether in a photogenic pose. I am so glad my zebras spend a lot of time out in the open in this Rio Xingu biotope, it's very rewarding.
- Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:18 pm
- Forum: Fishy Photos
- Topic: Zebra pleco image for iPhone 4 wallpaper
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Here's a photo of my bestest Zebra pleco in an image formatted for the resolution of the new iPhone 4. You can still use it for screens on all kinds of mobile and small screen devices. Alternatively you can just enjoy this Hypancistrus in prime condition. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/47432574...
I live in the central part of the United States. You can probably order some from either Aquarium Design Group in Texas or Aqua Forrest in San Francisco. One of them should be able to ship to you
Hey Shamrock, I use the ADA Rio Xingu substrate as it is quite fitting to do a Rio Xingu biotope. When the gravel is fresh cleaned the homgeneity of the mix is apparent but once it's been a while since a water change, the coarse grains will be on top as in the image of the zebras and corydoras gossei.
Yes the sand banks gradually level out with the center valley. I do a siphon change every couple weeks or so and when I have my gravel siphon full of gravel, I just dump the cleaned gravel in the back corners while taking care not to bury anyone. Sounds like a pain but it makes for a pleasant slight...
Thanks for the compliments everyone. Many people complain that they never see their zebs but mine are always in plain view. I feed often, have a few ground dither fish and the light is on the dim to moderate side. I think feeding them a lot of food, and often, keeps them hanging out expecting more. ...
I keep a regular and a zebra ottocinclus in with my zebra plecos. Although I used to run the temp as high as 84, I now run it closer to 82.5 and neither of the ottos ever showed any adverse reaction to such high temps. Keep in mind that they will need more food at that temperature as their metabolis...