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by ApacheDan
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Discus and Zebras sharing...
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

Discus and Zebras sharing...

...well how about the same re-circulating water at 86F and 7.5pH. These are custom tanks 25 x20 x 16", so they are pretty deep. I wanted to experiment with a multi-layer type of zebra environment, stacking them both high & wide. I find these guys as high as 12" above ground, enjoying the top capes/s...
by ApacheDan
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: L046 recovering from ammonia and nitrite crisis in my tanks.
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

I think you should set the temp to 85-86F and try to keep your pH neutral. Clean water is a most for Z's, do partial water changes at least once a week....I do them daily. Don't let leftovers decompose in the tank. There's tons of threads regarding diet, depending on their size and age. Do a search ...
by ApacheDan
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: L046 recovering from ammonia and nitrite crisis in my tanks.
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Sounds to me that your tank(s) were not cycled properly. What are your water parameters? what & how often are you feeding them?
by ApacheDan
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: They are selling wild-caught zebras???
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

Thank you guys for your feedback. It is always good to know somebody that knows somebody before taking a decision. :lol:
by ApacheDan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: They are selling wild-caught zebras???
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

They are selling wild-caught zebras???

Check out this place:

http://www.tangledupincichlids.com/

They are advertising L046 wild caught 2" for $275-285. Price sounds right, but how can they get wild-caught? Does 2" for wild caughts sounds fishy? Has anybody done business with these people...I'm seriously interested. Thanks.
Dan
by ApacheDan
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: How can I induce them to breed?
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Zebedee wrote:should you still hoover up the fishes poo in the morning or not is it that you have to stop disturbing them?
Not really....it is just that there is a lot of uneaten food & I don't want it to spoil. Again, I think I overfeed.
by ApacheDan
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: How can I induce them to breed?
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Barbie, let me give you the complete picture. About a year ago I went zebra-crazy and bought several stock from different breeders so I could mix the bloodline. I ended up with 4 x20 gal long tanks plus one 30 gal long in a central filtration system. Each tank can be isolated and put on individual f...
by ApacheDan
Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: How can I induce them to breed?
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

How can I induce them to breed?

Ok guys, here's the deal: I have an adult colony for ove 8 months now and they don't seem interested in sex :( From what I can see, there are 3 males, 2 females and one undecided snubnose. Males are about 2.75-3.5". Females around 3". Alpha male always in a cave (got 3 caves). He bullies my 2nd larg...
by ApacheDan
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Fishy Photos
Topic: Zebra Fry
Replies: 18
Views: 9380

That's more than 20 babies! How many different colonies do they come from?
by ApacheDan
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: fish sizes and possible ages?
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

I doubt that they are 2 years old. Under good conditions and a good diet, zebras should be near breeding size at that age, which should be around 3". The first pic looks a bit stressed, probably due to being in the bag a bit too long. Too bad you couldn't take pics of their underside to see their be...
by ApacheDan
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: She's trapped!
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

She's trapped!

First time I have adult Zebras and the large dominant male trapped one of the females in a slate cave about 24 hours ago, & he won't let her come out. How is she going to eat? Now what? Everytime I try to shine a light, he just squeezes in there and I can't see much. How long will he have her there?...
by ApacheDan
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Happiness is.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

Thank you all for the fine wishes. I hope they settle down soon, so they can start doing the "wild thing" :lol: John, regarding the snubnose, thanks for the info. I think the thread is inconclusive...the condition itself might be induced by shinning a torch and the male squeezing the fry against the...
by ApacheDan
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Happiness is.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

Happiness is.....

A new group of 6 adult Zebras, with at least 2 proven females in the group!

As part of the deal I had to take some juvies....this guy is kinda cute, with a dolphin-face. Is that what you call snub-nose? He/she is about 2.5"/ Can this be bred and if so, will the fry be like him/her?
by ApacheDan
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Monster pond filter for Zebras?
Replies: 7
Views: 2666

24K!! Yikes :shock: and I thought I was bad, now I can tell my wife that there's somebody that spends worst than me in the hobby :lol: Good post...sometimes people that complaint about zebra prices have no clue what a dedicated hobbyst is willing to do for their fish...not even including the countle...
by ApacheDan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Monster pond filter for Zebras?
Replies: 7
Views: 2666

You are right about the backup TTA...here in South Florida we get hurricanes that can wipe out electricity for days. I couldn't afford a complete house unit...how much are they? 10K? but I got the 1800 W automatic backup, good for 10-12 hours. I also got a 2300W Power Inverter coupled with dual Deep...