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by Raul-7
Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: fry mysteriously dying...
Replies: 42
Views: 17767

Interesting topic, although probably heart-wrenching seeing them die without a possible reason. Do you run your UV sterlizer 24/7? I have heard that running it 24/7 can weaken the fish's immune system as they gradually (overtime) lose their ability to fight off viruses, parasites they would normally...
by Raul-7
Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: when is the fastest time you get them to breed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

I got my first spawn after three weeks of getting my stubborn colony which haven't spawned for their original owner in 3 years! The trouble is, I think there's only one female in a colony of 6! :x
by Raul-7
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: tumor on the face?
Replies: 6
Views: 3082

thank you Jojoyojimbi, so i guess i have to wait for those blisters to disappear right? See this thread: http://www.zebrapleco.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2283 I had something similar on both his fins, they both fell off while trying to capture him and then I applied iodine. Somehow his fins also rot...
by Raul-7
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: And They've Done It!
Replies: 23
Views: 8877

I left him alone. I promise! :wink: I was talking to Kevin and he doesn't believe taking a little peek will disturb him that much, it's his expierence that causes him to make those mistakes. With time he'll get better, just don't mess with them. He also advised I use softer water next time - anyone ...
by Raul-7
Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:46 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: And They've Done It!
Replies: 23
Views: 8877

Unfortunately he ate most of them and then proceeded to kick two fertile eggs out the door. :cry: And the egg shells on the two eggs ended up rupturing. :cry: I'm disappointed no doubt, but I understand it's part of the learning process for the male. Eventually he will master it, it's just dishearte...
by Raul-7
Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: And They've Done It!
Replies: 23
Views: 8877

And They've Done It!

Unlike the other embarrasing thread, this time they've finally done it! :D TDS: 370ppm gH: 6 kH: 2 Temp: 84-86F Possible Triggers: This one is tough. They've been with me for 3 weeks now and all I did was do weekly WC's. However, when I acclimated them the TDS was 520ppm and then I did a cold WC and...
by Raul-7
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: Tumor?
Replies: 5
Views: 2724

Both "tumors" fell off and I applied iodine (thanks to Dr. Barbie) to kill of any possible infection. I will update. McEve, I did a search and came up with your previous thread and I even checked the Health page and Diagnosis chart. I just couldn't determine if this is a real tumor or fungus. I thin...
by Raul-7
Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Help !!
Topic: Tumor?
Replies: 5
Views: 2724

Tumor?

Today while checking up on my Zebras I noticed one of them had a whitish-reddish growth on both tips of his of pectoral fins. I freaked out and decided to capture him and photograph it for possible causes and cures. Can anyone tell me what this is and how to cure it? The tumor on the right fin broke...
by Raul-7
Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: started a new tank
Replies: 63
Views: 22199

Hi eklikewhoa, I too use a 20L for my colony and I actually have an Eheim 2213, an Odyssea CF 4 (250gph) and a Maxi-Jet 400 powerhead running on it and the flow is not that strong at all. I just started feeding frozen bloodworms last week and I just throw in the frozen popsicle into the tank and as ...
by Raul-7
Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Vitamins
Replies: 21
Views: 5641

Jojoyojimbi wrote:tried fresh garlic?
I use garlic extract every now and then (good thing you reminded me!), and it helps boost their immunity, get rid of internal parasites and provides them them with needed vitamin C.
by Raul-7
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: I think I have my first L46 spawn!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

This is rather odd; I believe the two that were in the alpha's cave were actually males. I think it was a battle for hierarchy as the smallest one (who was inside for the 1st night) is a definite male and moved into the second cave. While the larger one, who came in the second day, has lost some str...
by Raul-7
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: which tank
Replies: 10
Views: 2762

Not only that, but when there is only one male in the colony and too many females - breeding is less likely to occur, IMO. The female chooses the best possible mate and if there is only one male there is no way he will assert his dominance and prove to the females that he is infact the best choice. ...
by Raul-7
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: I think I have my first L46 spawn!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

Well the drama continues! There is a threesome unfolding before my very eyes. Not sure if they are all males, but I fear the worst might happen. First, what I suspect was a female went zooming into the male's cave and he reluctantly let her into the back of his cave - all the action seemed to attrac...
by Raul-7
Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: I think I have my first L46 spawn!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

I guess it was just was a false alarm, about 14 hours later she leaves without laying a single egg. :( Maybe he was giving her a tour of his cave.

Will she be back anytime soon?
by Raul-7
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: I think I have my first L46 spawn!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

I think I have my first L46 spawn!!!

Well this story is unbelieveable, yesterday I finally got my first colony from Curtis (aka LyreTail). I wake up today to do a head-count and make sure everyone if settling in and there's one missing. I look in their usual hiding places and then there's a thought at the back of my head saying she jus...