1st spawn

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1st spawn

Post by craigzeb » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:48 pm

hi after 2 wks of wondering if any of my eggs survived seeing 3 hatched dead zebs being booted out of the cave i can now see at least 2 little babies inside with the dad :lol: :lol: im buzzing hopefully some more will be in their 2.
i also think the female keeps coming back looking to get in again so hopefully they will get at it again soon happy man at the min only had 5 of them just over a year and added another 3 from another bloodline.
ive not really kept it mega clean either sometimes forgetting to clean water and leaving them for 2 wks and the filter in the tank is a basic internal 1200lh pump in a 190l juwel trigon tank so all this about big filters and super clean water i really think it dont matter at all its all on the fish and if they want to spawn ??
i have been cycling a fuval 406 1400lh in a juwel vision 180l tank to move my zebs into so they had better filter and cleaner water still waiting on it now :loldude: so not sure now if to move them at all as could upset the zebs ??
dad seems happy in his cave with little ones and has not come out since so for his 1st time he has done very well.
hopefully the 1st of many too :P :P :P

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Re: 1st spawn

Post by TwoTankAmin » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:22 am

Congrats. The first spawn is the hardest one to get. They should keep at it a while. Dad will boot the kids if they don't leave on their own.
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Re: 1st spawn

Post by craigzeb » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:23 pm

thanks mate so cute they are hope your rite plenty more to come :P

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Re: 1st spawn

Post by craigzeb » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:42 pm

im just going to leave them in the tank to with the dad till he does kick them out do you think theyll be ok or should i get them out into a breeder ?? i have 8 larger zebs in total

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Re: 1st spawn

Post by craigzeb » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:48 pm

4 babies spotted tonight I switched lights on to check and they were all together hiding near my airstone too cute they little beauties happy chappy I am. Poss more hiding around I know I lost 3 and 4 survived so who knows keep you all posted.

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Post by John » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:15 pm

Congrats :)
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Re: 1st spawn

Post by TwoTankAmin » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:02 pm

Many zebra breeders report that they get better growth when they keep the fry with the adults to grow. I am one of them. The key is to provide the fry with hiding places which match their tiny size. they will seek out spots where larger fish can not fit.

You will also find that they follow a pattern as they grow. Initially you should find them all huddled together in one or two places. As they grow they will form smaller and smaller groups and then some will begin to go solo. Eventually the males claim their territories and the females will work out their own pecking order too.

And you are right, there is not much in the fishy world that is cuter than a baby zebra.
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Re: 1st spawn

Post by craigzeb » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:32 pm

thanks peops.... and yes there all together in the corner under my airstone and i have now counted 5 babies in all
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Re: 1st spawn

Post by Caesars » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Well done!

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Re: 1st spawn

Post by craigzeb » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:14 pm

Keeps going up found 7 upto now not bad for a 1st time dad 3 lost so would have been 10 going to do water change wknd carefully and have a look for more :D

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Re: 1st spawn

Post by jsalas623 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:44 pm

Wow nice!! 7 isn't bad at all for first clutch!!

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Re: 1st spawn

Post by craigzeb » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:23 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: todays count 9 cant believe it 9 from my first time and the dads 1st time and their all happy out and about in my tank not even bothered by the bigger 1s and the bigger 1s leaving them alone too very happy man i am :loldude:

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Re: 1st spawn

Post by jsalas623 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:15 am

9!!!!! Nice!! Congrats on the grand kids!! :)

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Re: 1st spawn

Post by craigzeb » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:04 pm

cheers m8 :lol: been a good couple wks my misses gave birth to my son too so little ones all round :P

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Re: 1st spawn

Post by jsalas623 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:36 am

Congrats!!!

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