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by mistern2005
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: Zebra Pleco Fry/Juvenile Swap.
Replies: 0
Views: 3654

Zebra Pleco Fry/Juvenile Swap.

I have a group of juveniles that were born in May2015. I'd like to swap some of them (around 3 and 5) to add some genetic diversity. Please let me know, I'd like to work out a deal - mistern2005@gmail.com.
by mistern2005
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: My Spawning Record.
Replies: 1
Views: 2629

My Spawning Record.

Thought this might be of interest...

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by mistern2005
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: F2 Zebra Pleco (L046) Juveniles
Replies: 0
Views: 2358

F2 Zebra Pleco (L046) Juveniles

UPDATE: 10/17/2012 I have SIX of these available for sale. I won't have any more for sale for at least three more months. ================================================== ======================== L46 juvenile zebra plecos for sale that are about 1.25" TL. Pictures of fish from a previous spawn ar...
by mistern2005
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: FS: Adult F1 Zebra Pleco Males
Replies: 0
Views: 1556

FS: Adult F1 Zebra Pleco Males

For sale are two mature adult zebra pleco males. These males are subdominat mature males from my colony. They are approximately 5 years old, hence full grown. They are not breeders in my colony. I am selling them because of the infighting with the two dominate males, these guys need to find peaceful...
by mistern2005
Wed May 09, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: Camallanus - Attn mistern2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2116

Re: Camallanus - Attn mistern2005

Elizabeth - I know this can be frustrating. But with a hard challenge, such as treating camallauns, will give great rewards once accomplished. It can be done. Please keep in mind, I am not a vet, nor claim to be an expert. Keeping that in mind, the link from TTA is the standard "What to do about cam...
by mistern2005
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: RO Right Kent Freshwater product
Replies: 1
Views: 4340

Re: RO Right Kent Freshwater product

I use to use RO Right to increase the TDS of my RO water when adding back to the tank. I read something (don't remember where) that most of the hardness comes from salts so I switched to a general GH booster. It is my opinion that the water requires a bit of hardness to help the health of my fish, p...
by mistern2005
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: tds
Replies: 6
Views: 2282

Re: tds

My theory is that the decrease in dissolved organics helps trigger a spawn in captive bred zebras. It's a theory, and would be difficult to prove, but it is a theory. The reason that I think the theory might be valid is that during water changes I don't noticeably alter the TDS or temperature, yet m...
by mistern2005
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: tds
Replies: 6
Views: 2282

Re: tds

My TDS is normally about 135. When I do a water change I try to get close...say between 110 and 135.

I am not sure if it is the decrease and TDS or the decrease of nitrates in the water (or a combination of the two) which helps trigger a spawn.
by mistern2005
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Cutting Anubias Nana rhizome - toxic for zebs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1585

Re: Cutting Anubias Nana rhizome - toxic for zebs?

I've never heard of this. I cut my small Anubias nana 'petite' all the time in my old tank with my zebras and had no ill effects.
by mistern2005
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: FS: Zebra Pleco Juveniles.
Replies: 0
Views: 1084

FS: Zebra Pleco Juveniles.

Original sales thread here: http://www.zebrapleco.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5995 The weather here has taken a turn for the better so I am looking to start selling and shipping again. I have several juveniles for sale (asking $100/each), so please PM me if you are interested. ALSO: I am willing t...
by mistern2005
Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Fishy Photos
Topic: 250 ltr Rio Xingu..
Replies: 1
Views: 2452

Re: 250 ltr Rio Xingu..

What other fish do you have in there? Looks like some sort of tetra?
by mistern2005
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Possibly my first spawn??
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Re: Possibly my first spawn??

It's hard to say until you see the male guarding eggs. But I will say it is a very good sign that, at the very least, they are "practicing"! :D
by mistern2005
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Continual Breeding?
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Continual Breeding?

Last week, my breeding male, Lloyd, spawned for the 9th time in 8 months. One of the months he spawned with two different females. I am curious how long a small colony of zebras (4M/3F) will breed for? I thought mine would breed for 6 months or so then take a break for 3-4 months, then repeat the cy...
by mistern2005
Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Mixing Adults and Juveniles/ Babies
Replies: 10
Views: 2708

Re: Mixing Adults and Juveniles/ Babies

It isn't a problem. Many folks keep juveniles with adults, especially after breeding!
by mistern2005
Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Too small to be sold?
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Too small to be sold?

1/2" to 3/4" are probably 2-3 months old at the most.

I have had success shipping juveniles that are 1.25"TL, but I haven't tried anything smaller than that and don't think I will.