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by TwoTankAmin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: plecoplanet website still around?
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: plecoplanet website still around?

It was an OK site, but Planetcatfish.com has even better information as should scotcat.com. What makes any site durable is not its content but its active membership. It takes a decent number of members to keep a site afloat. This is complicated by the fact the sites above are basically not for profi...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: plecoplanet website still around?
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: plecoplanet website still around?

Shut down a while ago.
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: L173 Plecos
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: L173 Plecos

The 173 is not the same as a zebra. they differ significantly in a number of ways. 1. 173 get larger than zebras. 2, Zebras pretty much look like zebras from the time they go fee swimming to the time they die. 173 tends to go through different appearances over time. As it approaches sexual maturity ...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Any ideas how I can collect Harlequin Rasbora eggs in my Zebra tank?
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Any ideas how I can collect Harlequin Rasbora eggs in my Zebra tank?

Sorry, for the slow reply. Almost all plecos get caught in nets. It's their odontile growth that gets caught. I use a brine shrimp net for fish that fit, it has a finer mesh cloth than standard nets. I doubt bn would explore nets unless algae is on them. You can also try floating plants, Especially ...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Repashy Meat Pie
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Repashy Meat Pie

I pretty much use the Hikari for frozen. I have 3 sizes of blood worms, one brine shrimp is gut loaded with spirulina the other is plain plus I have mysis shrimp. I also feed daphnia now and then. Fry get BBS and Cyclops. Bear in mind the best meaty foods for fish tend to be live. I see frozen as th...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Repashy Meat Pie
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Repashy Meat Pie

The Hikari i feed is pretty much only the frozen, I trust that brand for frozen. The only other Hikari I use is their algae wafers. Both the amano shrimp and the asassin snails love them. I tried NLS but was not impressed. Most commercial foods are not all that great imo. For meat loving plecos live...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Should I combine tanks?
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Should I combine tanks?

I wouldn't mind seeing a few zebra fry even if they eventually "disappear". My two cents worth: * While I dearly love having my B&W Hypans, the least expensive ones cost me $175 per. A couple were replacement fish smaller than what they replaced, so there were a few closer to $100. Some cost me mor...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: For those who feed with Mussels/Clams question
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: For those who feed with Mussels/Clams question

While I applaud your dedication to feeding interesting and appropriate foods, you might want to consider another route for feeding shellfish. That is the Repashy Bottomg Scratcher. Here is a list of the ingredients: Krill Meal, Insect Meal, Mussel Meal, Squid Meal, Dried Brewer’s Yeast, Dried Seawee...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Repashy Meat Pie
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Repashy Meat Pie

Yes, there is a reason. It has been replaced but Bottom Scratcher. I liked the Meat Pie and I like the Scratcher even more. The ingredients are similar but the Scratcher is the better mix of the two.
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Any ideas how I can collect Harlequin Rasbora eggs in my Zebra tank?
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Any ideas how I can collect Harlequin Rasbora eggs in my Zebra tank?

I do not know if this will work, but you could try adding a spawning mop to the tank. Maybe they will place some eggs there. Then you can pull the mop and hatch them in their own space. They are very tiny fry and will need infusoria to eat at first. If you are serious about wanting to get fry that s...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to board from Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: New to board from Toronto

Welcome to the site and to the wonderful world of zebras. I am surprised to hear about the dithers since in the wild there are none where the zebras live. The ecosystem does not support small top swimmers. The zebras will either be too deep or else when shallower they tend to be in water too fast fo...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Grow Out Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Grow Out Tank

Sorry for a slow response.

All zebras choose tight spaces in which to hide. For small zebra this is cracks and cervices, i.e. places bigger things cannot fit. As they grow they move to bigger places.
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Should I combine tanks?
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Should I combine tanks?

If you do this, you can kiss any potential zebra fry goodbye, they will be on the menu for the discus. Adult zebras are fine in with discus. I parked a pair of males with a pair of discus for many years. I no longer have discus, but i still have those males in another zebra tank. When we consider wh...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Zebra wigglers problem
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: Zebra wigglers problem

Sorry for a slow reply. Since the problem seems to be intermitten,t my first thought is you may have either a male or female with a genetic defect. Within a group there will be a limited number of fish actually involved with spawning. Since plecos do not pair, spawning is within a given sub-group of...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Grow Out Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Grow Out Tank

The bare bottom v.s. substrate is a separate issue from the rest of your questions. All plecos need cover in which to hide. Forcing them to live in the open will stress them which in turn will leadt o illness and deaths. When possible, I have kept babies with the breeders. Many folks believe they ne...