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by UKCHRIS
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Help !!
Topic: Dying Fry
Replies: 4
Views: 3279

Re: Dying Fry

Hi Guys, I was feeding a range, lobster eggs, tetra prima crushed, peas, courgette and prawns (cooked and raw). When the loses started i droped the tetra prima, lobster, eggs and recently dropped the prawns. Do you think any of these could be causing the problems? TTA - the tank has sand at the bott...
by UKCHRIS
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: Dying Fry
Replies: 4
Views: 3279

Dying Fry

Hi,

I have started losing Fry almost daily :(

They seem to have bloated tummies. Has anyone else had this problem.

Water changes weekly, and all tests are ok.

Any ideas? Its only the very small fry, the older ones seem fine.
by UKCHRIS
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: 4th and 5th Spawn
Replies: 3
Views: 3202

Re: 4th and 5th Spawn

Thanks TTA. I have already started thinking about this, in keen to start expanding :) However my big concern right now is that my alpha male looks Knackered, this is his 3rd in row, and he looks a bit pinkish and also this morning has a big chunk out of his tale! I'm thinking maybe I should empty hi...
by UKCHRIS
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: 4th and 5th Spawn
Replies: 3
Views: 3202

4th and 5th Spawn

Hi All, Just wanted to report 4th and 5th Spawns. The same two males as last time, alpha and the second male... This makes it Alphas 3rd Spawn and the other males 2nd Spawn. 5 babies got kicked out and they are in a trap all others are in the caves with the dads. No idea how many babies I have in th...
by UKCHRIS
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: I'm a Fool for April
Replies: 5
Views: 3784

Re: I'm a Fool for April

Congrats! I know what you are saying, I have no idea how many little ones are chasing around my tank after lights out, but as you said to me they are great hiders so I try not to worry much :o
by UKCHRIS
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Zebra newbie from New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 3054

Re: Zebra newbie from New Zealand

Hi Bullyz,

Nice to see you on the site. I have heard that zebs are banned from import in OZ/NZ,is that correct?

Also v expensive?

Chris
by UKCHRIS
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Introducing new Zebs
Replies: 5
Views: 4572

Re: Introducing new Zebs

Thanks Blackcat. I guess I ask as its the obsessive in me, I want to add more - and get enough adults to spin off a second tank of spawners. Looks like my Alpha is back in his cave with a 3rd spawn - my 4th since I had them a few months ago! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Im thinking its best to just keep it ...
by UKCHRIS
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Introducing new Zebs
Replies: 5
Views: 4572

Introducing new Zebs

Hi All,

Can anyone help advise me on this one. If I introduce new Zebs (male and/or female) into a tank where there is good spawning happening, could this stop/pause it, whilst the hierarchy is re-sorted out with the new male etc?

Any ideas?

Thanks
by UKCHRIS
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Missing Fry
Replies: 3
Views: 3084

Re: Missing Fry

Thanks for the advice guys - I have since let the ones out of my fry trap into the tank and i see one pop up now and again so hopefully its all good!
by UKCHRIS
Sun May 26, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Missing Fry
Replies: 3
Views: 3084

Missing Fry

So I have had a few spawns, I have 9 in a breeding trap from eggs kicked out - they are doing great. But in the 240L main tank, my 1st spawn and some of the second - I cant see any of them. I sometimes see the odd one, but not sure if he is the only one or if its the same one. Cant find any bodies, ...
by UKCHRIS
Fri May 17, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: 3rd Spawn
Replies: 1
Views: 2507

3rd Spawn

Hi Guys, Lucky enough to report that the other male/female did indeed pair off and lay some eggs. Unfortunatley they were kicked out on Thursday (10 of them) but I managed to save them and put them in the breeding trap with the other 2 babies from the 2nd spawn last week. 8 of them hatched today see...
by UKCHRIS
Sat May 11, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: 2nd Spawn
Replies: 5
Views: 3391

Re: 2nd Spawn

1st spawn baby
1st spawn baby
Photo of a baby from my first spawn a few weeks ago...
by UKCHRIS
Sat May 11, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: 2nd Spawn
Replies: 5
Views: 3391

Re: 2nd Spawn

Hi Kris, Congrats on your spawn! I put the one live baby into the fry saver and he seems to be doing ok! Waiting now to see how the other babies are getting on and how many there are. Looks like the other cave does have some eggs afterall which is great news! I have 4 babies from my first spawn, sti...
by UKCHRIS
Sat May 11, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: 2nd Spawn
Replies: 5
Views: 3391

2nd Spawn

Hi All, The alpha has been back at it again, second spawn a week or so ago. He kicked out two eggs today so I know for sure, one looks dead one is alive. Any recommendations on what to do with the little wrigger attached to the egg? He is very small.... Also two of my other zebras look to have pair ...
by UKCHRIS
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: 4 spawn in 6 months trapping tonight !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 8661

Re: 4 spawn in 6 months trapping tonight !!!

Good thanks mate, spotted 3 little zebs under a piece of wood right next to Dad's cave - im guessing its the two I let out plus another but could be wrong. Dad still in the cave and wont come out - so maybe he still has more in there? Not sure....hmmmmmmmm