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by TwoTankAmin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Grow Out Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 178

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: 1
Views: 40

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: 135

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: 178

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...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Hello From Sweden

Welcome to the world of zebras.They are a really neat fish and pricey as you know, But if you can assemble a small group with both sexes and get them to spawn, you will get your investment back and also be helping to insure this species survives in tanks around the world as it is likely not to do so...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Fish Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Re: Fish Problems

Hi, sorry for slow response, Even though this site is for one specific species, this might help. http://www.fishdoc.co.uk/treatments/treatmenthome.htm
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Hello from Australia

Welcome to the site and the wonderful world of zebras. i know what fish cost down under, you must have won the lottery. In terms of other fish with the zebras, it is not uncommon when having to simulate a dry season that it ends with the water temps over 90F (32.22C). I doubt the shrimp or whiptails...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: l46 How many pair can you have in the same akvarium?
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: l46 How many pair can you have in the same akvarium?

I do not work with pairs, only with groups. With 12-13 adult breeders I had two males going at about 30 day intervals but with new eggs every 15 days from one or the other. On one occasion a third male in the group spawned. I had egg\s, new wigglers and almost free swimmers. This was never repeated....
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Keeping Fry alive
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Keeping Fry alive

If you are feeding food the fry are able to eat, they should be eating it. I feed frozen BBS or Cyclops and my fry find this and do fine. Fry will also eat "big" food as long as it gets soft so they can take tiny bites. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nNtfJX9/0/f355fd38/M/i-nNtfJX9-M.jpg I have ...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Keeping Fry alive
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Keeping Fry alive

Did you see an sort of symptoms? I am aware of this sort of thing happening to a few folks over the years. Basically, it was due to the presence of something the adults are more able to fight off vs the fry. I am not 100% certain but I believe the disease but was oodinium aka velvet. I do remember t...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi All
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Hi All

Welcome to the wonderful world of zebras and to the site. Zebras can work in some community type tanks, but not many. And for breeding anything a species tank is almost always the most effective way. But I did house a couple of wild caught adult males zebras years ago in a tank with a pair of discus...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Panta Nouri Carnivore
Replies: 4
Views: 3457

Re: Panta Nouri Carnivore

As for fish not eating food from the land, there are fish that eat fruits and nuts that fall into the water, they do so regularly. What about piranah, don't they eat land animals that end up in the water? Or how about those catfish in France that take pigeons from the shore when they go to drink? ht...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Hello

Welcome to the site. There is a wealth of information on zebras here as well as on a sister site, https://www.planetcatfish.com/ which os owned by the same person. If you are not aware of it, there is a great weekend fish event in Rocky Hill CT. in March. You can find out about it here https://north...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: WTB 10x-15x L046 Fry or Adults Group NYC Metro Zip 10901 or shipped
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: WTB 10x-15x L046 Fry or Adults Group NYC Metro Zip 10901 or shipped

I doubt you will find an adult group at the price per fish you listed. I have two groups. The second is a mix of my F1s and some others I bought as part of a larger deal a few years ago. They are pretty much adult size, there are 13 or so and I would not sell them for $2,600 (200 each). My basic gui...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Atlanta
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Hi from Atlanta

Don't be nervous. I keep several species of pricey Hypancistrus and they get moved, or have their tank torn down, several times a year. The tear down is how I get to see them and to redistriubute/sell them. They handle it just fine. The one caveat is to be careful not to ding them with the frame of ...