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by coralite
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Rapid river tank
Replies: 7
Views: 3373

Re: Rapid river tank

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.
by coralite
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Asian Farmed Zebras
Replies: 2
Views: 2133

Re: Asian Farmed Zebras

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 ...
by coralite
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Blue eyes and blood worms
Replies: 2
Views: 6194

Re: Blue eyes and blood worms

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.
by coralite
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Rio Xingu biotope
Replies: 36
Views: 37948

Re: Rio Xingu biotope

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.
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by coralite
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Fishy Photos
Topic: Zebra pleco image for iPhone 4 wallpaper
Replies: 2
Views: 4106

Zebra pleco image for iPhone 4 wallpaper

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...
by coralite
Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Rio Xingu biotope
Replies: 36
Views: 37948

Re: Rio Xingu biotope

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
by coralite
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Rio Xingu biotope
Replies: 36
Views: 37948

Re: Rio Xingu biotope

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.
by coralite
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: 3 zeb,s to sex @ 2.5 inch plz
Replies: 9
Views: 4148

Re: zeb pic,s sex plz 2.5 inch

both of these look feminine to me.
by coralite
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Rio Xingu biotope
Replies: 36
Views: 37948

Re: Rio Xingu biotope

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...
by coralite
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Rio Xingu biotope
Replies: 36
Views: 37948

Re: Rio Xingu biotope

thanks again for the props, here is a video of the zebras at feeding time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AKFZH6qwKA
by coralite
Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Rio Xingu biotope
Replies: 36
Views: 37948

Re: Rio Xingu biotope

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. ...
by coralite
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Rio Xingu biotope
Replies: 36
Views: 37948

Re: Rio Xingu biotope

another full tank shot
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by coralite
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Rio Xingu biotope
Replies: 36
Views: 37948

Re: Rio Xingu biotope

Here's another shot with 3 cory gossei in the foreground and the zebras really love the overhanging ledge.
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by coralite
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Rio Xingu biotope
Replies: 36
Views: 37948

Re: Rio Xingu biotope

I am so relieved to hear that this forum is still going, I have to post an update right away.
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by coralite
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Zrbra's and oto's
Replies: 4
Views: 2507

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...