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Blue eyes and blood worms

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:02 pm
by nick
At what size in cm (eg at say 3cm in sizes) do you start feeding you fry blood worms? Mine love it.

And with some zebra plecs they have blue eyes and others don’t does anyone know the reason for this?

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:39 pm
by Zebrapl3co
Yeah, 3 cm is a good size for frozen blood worms. The live ones is a bit risky though. You just have to becareful the first couple of times you feed them as that's when the choking happens. Once the get used to the blood worm, it's OK to feed them regularly.

As for the blue eyes zebras. It's fuzy, but I think if I remember correctly. They develope blue eyes as a result of using to much methenol blue to treat them for desease. I am not %100 sure on the methanol blue, but I do remeber is some kind of fish medic used to treat fish during transport. If you add to much, that's what happened. It's actually pretty common for plecos.

Re: Blue eyes and blood worms

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:57 pm
by coralite
The Zebra pleco sometimes has blue eyes. Not sure why some have more pronounced blue to their eyes but I have one which has eyes as blue as my blue eye pleco and others with a dark stripe through the eye that totally obscures any color.