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by TwoTankAmin
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Add fish to the group
Replies: 1
Views: 3543

Re: Add fish to the group

No matter how long fish have been in another trusted fish keeper's tank, the stress of being netted and moved can open them to illness/parasites/etc. I would suggest that you do quarantine yhem for a few weeks. If they do fine in your water during that period, then you are OK to move them in with yo...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Fading zebra why?
Replies: 6
Views: 6645

Re: Fading zebra why?

Fighting can cause fading and even damage right through to death. That is why clearer pictures would be helpful.

And yes, they do fade, especially when in submissive mode.
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Sweden
Replies: 10
Views: 6679

Re: Sweden

The above Swedish translates as follows "Yesterday I picked out some eggs from a cave"

It helps if we all write in English since this is primarily and English language site. :-)
by TwoTankAmin
Fri May 05, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: For Sale Pleco Caves US
Replies: 1
Views: 3777

Re: For Sale Pleco Caves US

Wlecome to the site. We don't mind you showing your caves, but you might like to know what sort of competition is out there:

http://ceramicbreedingcaves.com/

http://plecocaves.com/
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: New Zebra tank build Information required please.
Replies: 4
Views: 5649

Re: New Zebra tank build Information required please.

I only suggest two bottled bacteria products in terms of cycling. The best is Dr. Tim's One and Only Nitrifying bacteria. This is hard to find in the UK/Europe, but not impossible. The next best choice is Tetra's Safe Start. The nitrifying bacteria do not form spores. They reproduce by dividing. Whe...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: New Zebra tank build Information required please.
Replies: 4
Views: 5649

Re: New Zebra tank build Information required please.

Tetras here are a very bad idea, get them out. A sick tetra which can kill a healthy zebra ...... makes no sense...... Adding bio-load does not help a cycle, it makes it more deadly and take longer. Moving water does not help a cycle. The bacteria live inside a bio-film which attaches them to solid ...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone. Manchester location here.
Replies: 2
Views: 3647

Re: Hello everyone. Manchester location here.

Welcome to the site and the wonderful world of zebras.

Consider a nice piece of wood and some rockwork :) And please be sure to fill the tank all the way up. More water = healthier water.
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: My colony 12 l046 200 liters
Replies: 3
Views: 4239

Re: My colony 12 l046 200 liters

Javibcn91- I think you missed my point re diet. The meaty foods are not good for the ancistrus. You cannot prevent them from eating it however,
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: My colony 12 l046 200 liters
Replies: 3
Views: 4239

Re: My colony 12 l046 200 liters

Welcome to the site. I tend not to want to sex other people's zebras unless they supply a good shot from below and that shows the tube. Aside from that I use much bigger pictures so I can see the details of things like the odontile growth on the sides of the head and on the pectorals. However, I wou...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Oxydator
Replies: 3
Views: 4256

Re: Oxydator

I should have also mentioned that zebras do need well oxygenated water. This is because the higher the water temperature, the less dissolved oxygen it can hold. And zebras like warm water. Oxygen needs are also why the zebra is limited in its range to the Big Bend. This is full of rapids which keep ...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Oxydator
Replies: 3
Views: 4256

Re: Oxydator

I have been keeping and spawning zebras for over a dozen years. I would never add peroxide to any of these tanks. I have seen it kill fish. I have never had oxygen level issues simply by insuring there is adequate surface agitation and good circulation in the tank. Finally, I do not read German so h...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3953

Re: Hello everyone!!!

Zebras are not the ideal pleco to start with for spawning. Mistakes can be expensive. A lot of folks start with something a lot easier to learn and then move on from there. The most common starter pleco are the bristlenose. Most of the common tank strains are not difficult or expensive. The owner of...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3953

Re: Hello everyone!!!

Welcome to the wonderful world of zebras. Do you currently keep any plecos and if so do they spawn for you?
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: Breeder Group wanted!
Replies: 1
Views: 3397

Re: Breeder Group wanted!

Welcome to the site. Be aware that finding proven breeding groups of zebras for sale is not a common thing. I turned down outrageous money for my group at the height of the market, pricewise. Its simple, ones sells the golden eggs, not the goose. I was fortunate to acquire such a group int 2006. I h...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: internal parasite for l46
Replies: 8
Views: 6155

Re: internal parasite for l46

As a rule, it is best to follow the directions provided for any med used in a tank.