About dry/rainy season (tips please)

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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by Jaz » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:56 am

And here we go, rainy season is on. :)

-Air pressure from 1050-> 1030 and dropping.
-TDS from 160 -> 100 in first 60% wc, made another next day from 100 -> 60
-Food changed to bloodworms and shrimp
-Temp drop from 30 celsius to 25 celsius, put back heater later and its now staying at 27
-Lights shut down
-More flow
-More oxygen
-Added almond leaves to prevent harm to possible spawn.

Now gonna keep up 20% wc every day for few weeks.

And keep praying. :)

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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by lzebra » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:06 pm

What was ur ph during dry season And wet season conditioning jaz?

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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by Jaz » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:27 pm

There was no big changes in ph, only tested it twice. We have really soft tap water so normally ph is around 6, it went up to 7 or so at dry.

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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by Jaz » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:07 pm

It's been over 3 weeks from the start of rainy season. Stopped the waterchanges a week ago. There was no spawn from any of the plecos. Was hoping that even l-201's would have made a spawn, but no. Feeling a bit dissapointed. In my mind all the parameters should have been correct. Gonna wait a month or two before starting over again.

I had the though of could my male zebs be too old for spawning? I can't tell their age, but it might be around 10 years. They were sure male adults when they came to me 2 years ago. Should I remove the old ones and give some more space to the younger ones?

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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by TwoTankAmin » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:42 am

Zebras are smart- they sort out the who gets to spawn thing themselves pretty well. I know of a breeder who last year got a spawn from his 19 year old male.

As an above poster noted, zebras can be notoriously difficult to get started. Many a keeper has thrown up their hands and disgust and done nothing only to have them spawn on their own down the road. there is no way to know.

I found that when mine were cranking they would spawn for about 7-8 months on and about 5-5.5 off.
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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by Jaz » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:48 am

I'm only concerned about those females, that maybe they don't wanna spawn. I've heard that only 1 in 4 females is willing to spawn and I bet I have those 3 that won't. Would you recommend trying to find more females? Is it so that males shouldn't be infertile? Just finding adult females in Finland is almost impossible and even if possible, costs like crazy. :(

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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by TwoTankAmin » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:00 am

I had a dozen breeders in my tank when I had 3 simultaneous spawns eggs in one cave, wigglers in another and almost free swimmers in a third.. Most times it was only two. I would say that one out of four thing is an urban myth.
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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by Jaz » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:50 pm

God damn it took a loooong time. But finally. 1 fry in the tank. :)

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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by TwoTankAmin » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:05 pm

Great- may it be the first of many.
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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by Jaz » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:09 pm

Aaaaand a second one. :D

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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by jsalas623 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:24 am

Good job!! Anything u do differently?


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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by Jaz » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:18 pm

Hey jsalas.

Well the only thing that I think that made difference was that I separated 1 male and 2 females from the rest of the group. But everything else, almost like I described before.

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Re: About dry/rainy season (tips please)

Post by jsalas623 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:59 am

Oh I see. Good tip to keep in mind!


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