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by ApacheDan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Selling 3 week old fry!! what a shame..
Replies: 14
Views: 4220

Selling 3 week old fry!! what a shame..

This was at Aquabid this morning: http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/auction.cgi?fwcatfishp&1210053964 when I email her about the age of the "fry" she told me 3 weeks, but if I could wait a "few more days" she would sell 2 more under a separate auction, just giving them time to "grow". This lady...
by ApacheDan
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Is this an old fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Thanks Barbie...that's encouraging. I will try to get some pics and let you know. If it is a female, I would be willing to buy an adult male or make other arrangements. I'll keep you posted by PM.
Dan
by ApacheDan
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Is this an old fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Is this an old fish?

I recently met an old time friend at our local fish club. He told me that he has in his discus tank a 13 year old Zebra...the oldest fish he's got. Originally he bought a young pair, but one of them died. The way he described it, there is a chance that it might be a female. I might be willing to go ...
by ApacheDan
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Feeding frequency
Replies: 6
Views: 2901

I Your one death may have been the result of a netting injury. Them little beggars are really a PITA to get out of tanks. Unfortunately I have managed to do in 3 of mine from this very cause. Hey TTA, you might be right. I saved the body on an alcohol vial & examined it with magnifying glasses. It ...
by ApacheDan
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Feeding frequency
Replies: 6
Views: 2901

Feeding frequency

Ok guys, I know this goes back to Zebra 101, but I did a search and can't find enough info about the subject. I'ts been one week that I have a group of 17 zebras, ranging in size between 1.2 to 1.5". One was death this morning, it appeared undernourished. I've been feeding them a variety of foods, j...
by ApacheDan
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: after spending an arm & a leg....
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

John wrote:
ApacheDan wrote:Question, how long were your zebs w/out power?

BTW pro looking setup, love to see it live (i visit hollywood in 3 weeks) :wink:
You bet! check your PM
Dan
by ApacheDan
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: after spending an arm & a leg....
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Maybe a shut off valve to each tank can help with isolation and controling any out breaks if they ever occur. Gotcha...here's a lousy pic I just took with my cell phone, but it gives you an idea. Every tank has a ball valve, can be isolated & individually filtered if something goes wrong... http://...
by ApacheDan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: after spending an arm & a leg....
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

The only tank wipe out i had on a tank with zebs was with a power out, 2 tanks would not have made any difference. :wink: Thanks John. Question, how long were your zebs w/out power? I would like to know. Here in Florida powerouts occur during stormy/hurricane season, but the temp usually is hot, in...
by ApacheDan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: after spending an arm & a leg....
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Thanks guys...I guess it makes common sense. Decisions, decisions, ...I have them meanwhile on a regular 20 gal tank, while my new tank setup cycles. I will take my time to do it right. New setup is 3 shelves, 2x20 gal long tanks/shelve & the bottom is a 55 gal sump/filter. Since this is a central f...
by ApacheDan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Wanna buy fish from Blue
Replies: 2
Views: 1924

Over a year ago I purchased even Zebras from Blue. Good guy, one arrived death, gave me credit/refund. I would buy again from Blue.
Dan
by ApacheDan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: after spending an arm & a leg....
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

after spending an arm & a leg....

I ended up with 17 baby zebras from at least 6 different bloodlines (or so the sellers say). Anyways, size ranges between 1.2" to 1.5" and one that is 2"+(hopefully a female). I want them to grow out for the next couple of years & I'm trying to figure out at what size should I split the whole group?...
by ApacheDan
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Is this a fair price??
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Well...since we're talking about it, ...it is an established importer, who claims he has connections in the right places, but due to the risks involved, that is the price. He didn't ask for any moneys upfront, just my assurance that I would buy, since he will need a minimum lot of 20...that plus a l...
by ApacheDan
Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Is this a fair price??
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Thanks for knocking some sense into my head guys.....too much $$$ for a fish, although I've seen some flowerhorns fetch that and more. I think I'll just be patient and let the little ones grow... :roll:
by ApacheDan
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Is this a fair price??
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Hummm $600...ouch.! I guess I could imagine that I would get lucky & get my return on investment in a year or two. The going rate for 1.5" fry is $238 a piece...that's what I just paid over at Aquabid...
by ApacheDan
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Is this a fair price??
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Is this a fair price??

Let us imagine that I bumped into somebody who has a group of +/- 20 wild-caught Zebras (3 inches or better) adults. Let us imagine that I'm satisfied that they are indeed wild-caught, but can't determine the sex. If I'm willing to buy a group of 6-7, is $600 (US dollars) a piece, a fair price? No f...