All White Zebra???

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All White Zebra???

Post by TwoTankAmin » Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:23 pm

I just did a quick scan of my breeding tank which also holds a bunch of fry. As I was shining my flashlight around to see what was up, it illuminated a fry which appeared to be all white. It has black eyes, so this means it isnt an albino. The fry appeared to be healthy as it behaved exactly as i would expect a fry illuminated by the light would.

Has anybody ever seen a zebra that lacks the black stripes or do I have a sick fish?

I tried to get a pic but I cant get enough light.
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Post by John » Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:35 pm

I spoke with a german breeder who had 2 of these from a batch, they stayed white for a year and then developed stripes after 1 year!
There seemed nothing wrong with their health though.
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Post by TwoTankAmin » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:00 pm

Thanks John.

I guess I can't name it Little Moby then.
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Post by eklikewhoa » Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:10 pm

get some pictures of it!!

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Post by Lifted193 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:49 pm

TTA, how's that white zebra? Did it get it stripes? I only ask cause I saw some all white zebras with black eyes on a German site, they were adult size. Kinda cool.

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Post by Stevie.K » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:01 pm

TTA, when mine started breeding a couple of years ago, the first 2 batches of about 14 fry from different females all appeared white certainly lacking stripes.
After 2-3 months they gained their black & white stripes, at the time I put it down to the fry been abnormal.
But when they gained their stripes, my guess it was a camouflage against the sand bottom.
I never took any pics at the time, I wish I had even though getting pics
would have been hard.
I have never experienced it since & it was only ever in one tank :roll:

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Post by twinspots_goby » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:07 am

I like to see some pics as well.
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Post by Lifted193 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:32 am

This is where I saw the white Zebras. It's a German site! I just look at the pictures and just wonder what magical secrets their talking about! :lol:

http://www.forum.l46.de/viewtopic.php?t ... 838f2689a1

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Post by jerry58 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:20 am

Hi
Good find what nice fish.

Thanks Jerry
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Post by TwoTankAmin » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:27 pm

Mine eventually striped out.
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