Whoop whoop! zebs spawn at last!

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Whoop whoop! zebs spawn at last!

Post by Joby » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:02 pm

After 24 hour trapping i have finally got zebra eggs from my newest group that I only got 3 weeks ago :D So excited to have my first zebra spawn after all this time 8)

Fingers crossed I get wrigglers :luw:

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Post by TwoTankAmin » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:11 pm

Nice work.

Isn't it great how a change of tanks from one owner to another can trigger plecos.
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Post by Stevie.K » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:07 pm

well done Joby, good things come to those who wait. :aok:

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Post by Joby » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:57 am

Thanks guys, am super excited :D

Male has intensified his fanning so I'm assuming he can feel the fry moving inside the eggs so all looks good :aok:

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Post by Hitch » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:24 pm

Congrats!!

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Re: Whoop whoop! zebs spawn at last!

Post by aldicks » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:27 pm

HI
It is interesting to read about people watching their first spawn etc etc. I am still a bit perplexed by this. I have a spawning cave in a secluded spot in a planted 70 gal. I never interfere with the group at all. I can see absolutely nothing. Babies show up regularly ( usually on the back glass).That's it. If I can get them ,I gently net them and put them into a breeder net ( with a foam filter in it..they live in the space between the filter and the filter exit tube. After a few weeks they go into a ten gal with the exact same water. By then you are just feeding them and they grow up..if not so quickly. Before I had the "breeder net method" I would lose them when I moved them out of the main tank. Because of these early losses, I only have 25 or so this. I have seen the big old male about twice in the last 5 months. I may soon just lift out the breeder cave with him in it and give him a rest..and hope that they don't stop breeding forever after I disturb them.

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Post by Joby » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:14 pm

The male was out the cave this morning and no zebra fry :( hopefully he'll try again soon with the other female 8)

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Post by Stevie.K » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:34 pm

Better time next time Jo,but you will be well pleased you have had eggs after all this time. :wink:

Hopefully this was just a test.

I have had this all too many times & only just last week on a zeb spawn & your L173, makes you wonder why sometimes :iwonder:

Fingers crossed for your next spawn in a few weeks. :)

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Post by TwoTankAmin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:30 am

To paraphrase Jerry (may he R.I.P.) Oh the first spawn is the hardest one.........
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Re: Whoop whoop! zebs spawn at last!

Post by Joby » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:04 pm

Thanks guys, will just have to be patient a bit longer :roll:

Hopefully your 173s will get it right third time lucky :D

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Post by Joby » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:10 pm

Found the same pair trapped again yesterday and this morning the female is gone and there are eggs :D

I'm not going to peek this time with the torch 8)

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Post by NeoCult » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:37 pm

Joby do you keep your 19 zebs in the same tank? my old group spawned when in big groups rather than smaller ones
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Post by Joby » Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:13 pm

There are 4 groups all together as thats how I bought 3 of them and the first group I bought young zebs 1" then added 3 adults a year or so later. Its my trio 1 male and 2 female that are spawning :)

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Post by Stevie.K » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:05 pm

Fingers crossed for you again Jo :clover:
I have just come back from being away & had my L173's & zebs on eggs. :D
You were right with third time lucky!
Yesterday the L173 hatched & I may have a couple or so fry I can't see alot & am just waiting on the zebs as I don't know when the eggs were laid when I came back on Sunday. :)

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Post by Joby » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:05 pm

Can see 2 eggs under him tonight but can't see if moving so not sure if hatched although its been 5 days now.

Great to hear about the spawns Steve, hope there are more than just a couple 173 fry and that your zebs hatch out ok :aok: it just shows what neglect can do :loldude:

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