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by TwoTankAmin
Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Watch this space...
Replies: 10
Views: 5047

Way to go :lol:

Dont you just love having to struggle just to get even a glimpse of what dad is or isn't hiding :p
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Advice on Moving Fry/Eggs in Caves
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Just a followup. I converted a cyled 15 to growout. I pulled the first cave- male and fry. 7 fry exited the cave over the next 36 hours and I returned the cave with dace to main tank believing all the fry were out. I was wrong, one or two rode back with dad. I recently repeated this process with ano...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Advice on Moving Fry/Eggs in Caves
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

I have been told about that sort of cave, however I have no idea where to buy them :(
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Advice on Moving Fry/Eggs in Caves
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Catching fry in the main tank would only be possible if I broke down the tank to the glass. Ideally I would like to pull cave have dad kick em out inside 24 hours and then return dad and cave. I have had 4 spawns before these two plus the 5 fry that came with the colony. It took a major maint. sessi...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Advice on Moving Fry/Eggs in Caves
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Advice on Moving Fry/Eggs in Caves

I have had a number of spawns which have been left in the main tank with the adults. However, I feel it is now prudent to move some of the current batches into a growout tank to hedge my bets. I know I can move the cave with dad and free swimming fry easily. But I also have a dad on eggs in a second...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:14 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 4759

Nope Barb you sure haven't. The thing is the other caves are nothing at all like the slate ones. The pottery ones are much more roomier. I can't see how swapping out some clay ones for more slate ones can't hurt. I just have this feeling that adding slate might get another set of breeding going on. ...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 4759

In case folks have not figured it out, the colony I purchased came from INXS. INXS- the largest one must have figured it out cause he is one of the males that have now each spawned 3 times. Right now fatty is guarding almost free or free swimmers while the second spawner is on eggs. I need to procur...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 4759

Raul- the tank is a 30 breeder and holds a total of 13 zebras. They were purchased as a breeding colony and were spawing soon after I got them into the tank. So far I have had 3 batches of fry from two different males. They seem to be about a week to 10 days apart. The male who now has comapny in hi...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 4759

Is this possible?

I have had 2 males spawning in two dif caves for a while now. One male is on fry from his second spawn. I just did a cave check and was very surprised to see two plecos in that cave. Is it possible that there is spawning going on with the previous and barely free swimming fry still in there? On anot...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon May 22, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Post Fry Paternal Behavior?
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Thanks McEve. They are just about that old now. I got the parents on Apr 17th and never spotted the fry until May 11, by then the yolk sacs were w/i a couple of days of being gone. I guess I better get out the frozen cyclop-eeze.
by TwoTankAmin
Mon May 22, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Post Fry Paternal Behavior?
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Post Fry Paternal Behavior?

Does anybody know if the father remains in the cave after kicking out the fry or if he abandons the cave? I have fry in cave with dad that I think are close to being evicted. It is very difficult to see into the back of the caves to spot fry or eggs which means I may miss the eviction and then fail ...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun May 21, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Spawning
Topic: 2nd Spawn
Replies: 0
Views: 1362

2nd Spawn

Considering I have only had my colony for about a month I am amazed and happy to report in addition to having fry in one cave which the dad is about ready to let out, I have wigglers on eggs in a second cave. I wish these guys were not so good at protecting as it makes it almost imossible to see wha...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri May 12, 2006 2:19 am
Forum: Spawning
Topic: Holy Cow
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Holy Cow

I have barely had my guys for 3 weeks and tonight I spotted fry in one cave with dad. As far as i can tel they are free swimming or very close. I never even saw the eggs nor more than one pleco in the cave. I am totally blown away. I have no idea how many there are as the cave is dark and long and d...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Westchester Co., NY
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Hello from Westchester Co., NY

Hi all- fishkeeper of 6 years. Just bought a breeding colony of zebras and hopefully will be able to keep them doing so. I hope to pick up a lot of good tips and advice here. I also keep an assortment of other fish and plants.