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by stickfly
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Fishy Photos
Topic: New Housemates !!
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: New Housemates !!

Any shots of the full tank? I also see Cories in there. Tank looks really nice and clean! I'll try to get a descent photo' of the whole tank tomorrow. Yes the Cory's you see are 4 Sterbai Cory's. There's also a few Pygmaeus & Hastatus Cory's both a few years old now plus some Ember, Green Neon & Ru...
by stickfly
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Fishy Photos
Topic: New Housemates !!
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: New Housemates !!

You're probably right about the Discus eating Zebra fry, I'm not sure but there's never been any sign of the Zebras spawning so far. If they do start I'll have to decide what to do.

Regards ............ Gary
by stickfly
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Fishy Photos
Topic: New Housemates !!
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

New Housemates !!

Image

My Zebras have some new housemates.

Regards ........ Gary.
by stickfly
Sun May 03, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Zebra Pleco
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Re: Zebra Pleco

I'm not a fan of keeping only one of a species except for a few types of fish. Most fish are found in large numbers, so like the company of each other. I have 8 Zebras in a 5 foot aquarium and 6 of them congregate together amongst a set of caves in the middle of the aquarium. They don't exactly cudd...
by stickfly
Sun May 03, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Water Quality
Replies: 4
Views: 3060

Re: Water Quality

Hi Zach. I've had Zebras for about 18 months now. Originally I kept them in RO water with low lighting but got fed up with the constant stress of supplying RO. I started with an RO filter then tried buying the water but it was a real crap job. I then decided to gradually convert back to tap water an...
by stickfly
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Zebra size & age rules
Replies: 2
Views: 2954

Re: Zebra size & age rules

Thanks for the reply. I'm not too worried about the breeding side ...... My Zebra's are in my community aquarium with a selection of other fish, so if they breed it's up to them 8) . I am just interested in how old mine may be. I bought 3 at 1.5 inches last October and 2 at 1 inch a month later. ( F...
by stickfly
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Zebra size & age rules
Replies: 2
Views: 2954

Zebra size & age rules

Hi, Sorry if this is covered somewhere but I have done a search & cannot find the specific info that I want : Does anyone have a rough guide to the size of a Zebra pleco for it's age. I know they will all grow at different rates but there must be a rough way to know the age by the size until they ar...
by stickfly
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Group of adult zebras - some Q's if you dont mind
Replies: 9
Views: 4964

Re: Group of adult zebras - some Q's if you dont mind

Hi Kirsty, I didn't plan to use 2 filters. I bought a larger aquarium and my original Fluval 306 wasn't man enough so I bought a Fluval 406. After running the aquarium for a few weeks I just thought "why leave the 306 in the shed just in case I need it in the future when I can just add it to the set...
by stickfly
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Group of adult zebras - some Q's if you dont mind
Replies: 9
Views: 4964

Re: Group of adult zebras - some Q's if you dont mind

Hi Kirsty, I'm not a breeder or specialist keeper of zebras but I have a group of 5 zebras in my 5 foot community aquarium. They love live bloodworm, obviously, but they also go mad for Tetra Plec pellets and King British catfish pellet food. In fact they seem to eat anything! I think you are feedin...
by stickfly
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Hi from the UK - new tank setup
Replies: 7
Views: 3909

Re: Hi from the UK - new tank setup

Hi to you all, I have read these posts with interest, especially regarding the lighting. I have a 330 litre community aquarium which has 5 Zebra Plec's in it which are about 18 - 24 months old.The aquarium has 2 x 54watt T5 tubes lighting it up from 2pm to 10.30 pm and blue LED lights from 10pm to m...
by stickfly
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Interbreeding
Replies: 0
Views: 5271

Interbreeding

Simple question really : Will L046 & L129 interbreed ?
I have both living together and someone has suggested that they will.
Many thanks ...... Gary
by stickfly
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: anyone use lights in tank ? with zebs
Replies: 6
Views: 3662

Re: anyone use lights in tank ? with zebs

I have 5 Zebs in a 5 foot aquarium with 2 x L129 & some Ember Tetras, Green Neons, & Mountain Minnows + 8 pygmy corydoras. The lights turn on at 1130 and off at 2300. Watching the zebs I have noticed that they come out of thier Caves most when the lights are on. I have watched when the lights are ou...
by stickfly
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Strong Water Flow ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2380

Strong Water Flow ?

Hi, I have 3 Zebras in a 190 litre aquarium with the usual caves, a piece of bogwood, a large Amazon sword plant & sand substrate. The aquarium is filtered with a Fluval 406 running at max power( 1450 lph.) The thing is most of the time the Zebras stay fairly well hidden but the other night I switch...
by stickfly
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: About to get 1st Zebras
Replies: 2
Views: 2743

Re: About to get 1st Zebras

Thanks for that reply. Yes I knew they were snub nose, I was told that before I bought them but they were 5 times cheaper than the normal price ( £30 ) & my wife still thinks they look cute! :shock: I didn't think they looked under fed though. They are looking good at the moment, very active in my a...
by stickfly
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: About to get 1st Zebras
Replies: 2
Views: 2743

About to get 1st Zebras

Hi, I am due to pick up my first ever Zebra Plec's on Saturday. ( 19th ) They will be housed in my 190l aquarium with sand substrate some driftwood, terracotta caves, slate caves and amazon sword plants. There are also 8 habrosus cory's, 6 green neons and 8 ember tetras all living in 28c water at ph...