Is this an old fish?

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Is this an old fish?

Post by ApacheDan » Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:38 am

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 to his place, get good pics and have it sexed here, but the question is....will this lady (if she is a girl) would be too old to reproduce?. I mean...she would be a virgin and not in the mood after so many years. :lol: What do you think, is it worth the trouble?
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Post by Barbie » Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:27 am

It's worth the trouble, if you can move her without killing her. My big male was at least 12 years old the last time he spawned, and probably much older than that. He was the biggest zebra I'd ever seen when I got him 9 years ago. It would definitely be worth trying, IMO. I've heard other accounts of older zebras spawning, also. I might be able to find someone with a spare adult male too, if it does turn out to be a female. Just let me know.

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Post by ApacheDan » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:13 pm

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.
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Post by Joby » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:40 pm

Be interesting to see what happens :)

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Post by crazie.eddie » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:08 pm

I know a local guy who's had a about a 15 year old breeding pair, that is still spawning, though not as often as his young pair.

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