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by Blackcat
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Introducing new Zebs
Replies: 5
Views: 4573

Re: Introducing new Zebs

Yeah I know the feeling! The only reason why I only have 1 tank and 17 is because my wife stops me! But if I was left to my own...I would have like 10 tanks with all Zeb groups..maybe one or two l260 groups. I'm still waiting on my first, but hope I will acheive it. If I got to you stage I would be ...
by Blackcat
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: 3rd Spawn
Replies: 1
Views: 2508

Re: 3rd Spawn

Again not bred. But just based on things, I've learnt on here (I've like read almost every thread, and it is very useful). 1) They have an airstone or air running to eggs to ensure they are aerated and to compensate for the father not being around to fan 2) I think they are kept for a month or two i...
by Blackcat
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Introducing new Zebs
Replies: 5
Views: 4573

Re: Introducing new Zebs

I haven't bred any Zebs (sorry, but I thought I would give an opinion). But my understanding from having them and introducing new fish to my group over the years: 1) Adult Male, re-establish of male hierarchy. Fighting till it is settled 2) Adult Female, re-establish of female hierarchy. Fighting am...
by Blackcat
Thu May 30, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: M or F????
Replies: 3
Views: 3436

Re: M or F????

I'm no expert but I can see the biggest (the one in the middle of two) is probably a male; due to the V shape and the broad head. The other to young to tell. Maybe the other is hard to tell, because of the angle. IMO I still think this is the most informative and practical way if identifying male or...
by Blackcat
Thu May 30, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Trapping and how long
Replies: 4
Views: 3853

Re: Trapping and how long

Thanks Craig. Much appreciated.

I will carry on as normal then. Finger's crossed.
by Blackcat
Wed May 29, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Trapping and how long
Replies: 4
Views: 3853

Trapping and how long

Hi all, My Zebra's have been trapping on and off everyday for over a month now! Sometimes for the whole day. Sometimes for a few hours. But still no eggs or anything. No UV sterliser used, no chemicals added. Do any of you know normally how long this goes on for or if there is anything I can do? It'...
by Blackcat
Wed May 29, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: M or F????
Replies: 3
Views: 3436

Re: M or F????

Hi Wu,

IMO they are too young to sex at present.
I would be confident that there would be a least one female in the group as time progresses. As it appears you bought them rather young. The likelyhood they are all male is unlikely.

Thanks,
by Blackcat
Wed May 22, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: male or female?
Replies: 1
Views: 2307

Re: male or female?

I'm no expert.

But I think Female coming on to maturity, based on the shape of the head and the slight shape of the body.
by Blackcat
Wed May 08, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Rio Xingu Video
Replies: 0
Views: 6241

Rio Xingu Video

Hi all,

Found this and thought I would share:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQXx4q0-Sgk
by Blackcat
Thu May 02, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Zebra tank set up help.
Replies: 2
Views: 3357

Re: Zebra tank set up help.

Hi,

In my opinion, I would use black sand for colour enhancement and ensure you have a white/blue light.
But currently I use a bare bottom tank as it is more practical to clean.

Thanks,
by Blackcat
Wed May 01, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: male or female??
Replies: 4
Views: 3250

Re: male or female??

I think you have around 1-2 years for them to mature. But put it this way. Assuming the person you bought them from did not purposely pick on or the other you have a 50% chance either way. So to have 3 females/ 3 males it would be a 50% chance either way: Male and Male and Male = 50%X50%x50% = 12.5%...
by Blackcat
Wed May 01, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Fishy Photos
Topic: L046 Black vs White
Replies: 1
Views: 3772

Re: L046 Black vs White

Hi There, I think it is rather interesting to. Most of mine are relatively normal colourations. Some more white with thinner lines. Have one which is as dark as that. I presume of lot of this is genetic, genotype versus phenotype. With the black and white colours being the dominant genotype. But the...
by Blackcat
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: male or female??
Replies: 4
Views: 3250

Re: male or female??

Hi,

I would say it's too young to tell what sex it is.

Thanks,

Ron
by Blackcat
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Hello everyone, could anyone identify a female amongst these
Replies: 1
Views: 7575

Re: Hello everyone, could anyone identify a female amongst t

It not easy to tell.

But the majority with the exception of the two younger ones look male.

You probably need a higher res picture. As it is hard to zoom in.

Anyhow blue are males.
Yellow probably to young to tell.
Red females.

Thanks,
by Blackcat
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Male or female?
Replies: 2
Views: 6394

Re: Male or female?

Female.

Nice.