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 Post subject: not a vic or a cichlid but thought I would share
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:03 pm 
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I just got an adult male and female zebra pleco! Here are a few pics of them getting acclimated. The larger one is the male and the smaller the female.
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I hope they settle in nicely and make lots and lots of baby's :D And yes they have a 20g long all to themselves

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 Post subject: Re: not a vic or a cichlid but thought I would share
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Hey Fern, they look very nice,

May I ask Where you got them? I have been keeping these on the back burner of my things to get. I know they are pricey, but well that's about all I know about them. :lol: How big do they need to be to breed?


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Those are breeding size, I paid $500 for the pair from a guy in Texas who breeds plecos and fronts. They tend to run $100 per inch. I also have 3 1" F1's.
They max out at 3" they are carnivores and like a temp of 82-84 and lots of current and O2. a 20g long works for one male and up to 3 females, 40g breeder for any more than one male, they are colony breeders and the male raises the fry and the fry can be left with the parents. they are native to Brazil and are endangered/imperiled because the Brazilian gov wants to build a dam where they live...
If you start looking for some beware of the defectives some people will try to sell you, some for some reason get a short nose.
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I always thought they was from china for some reason but i new about the dam making them endagered


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Ahh I just googled them and I just figure rio xingù was chinese atleast the xingù part.


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Ahh I just googled them and I just figure rio xingù was chinese atleast the xingù part.



Well China is famous for destroying natural habitat too, so it's an easy mistake.


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Me";p="5026 wrote:
Well China is famous for destroying natural habitat too, so it's an easy mistake.


LOL, very nice zebras! I have 6 wild l66's that have not done anything for me yet. I will get it right eventually. Nice catch on your l46's

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these guys are wild as well, I wanted to get 2 more females but my wallet started screaming rape :lol: so I had to settle with just the 2 of them :lol: I'm hoping to make 3-4 colony's of them, the 3 F1's I have are unrelated so its doable.
I was surprised how well their color was right out of the bag! I would take another pic because their color is much better now... but the male is under his cave and the female is camped out behind the heater.
Here is a pic of one of the little guys when I got them a few months ago. yes that's a Malaysian trumpet snail by them.
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So is it ok to post random fishy pics in the general discussion? I have 24 tanks running with all sorts of fish but only 2 types of vics... so that kind of limits my sharing

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i would say yes, thats what general is for i guess.

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Fern";p="5030 wrote:
So is it ok to post random fishy pics in the general discussion? I have 24 tanks running with all sorts of fish but only 2 types of vics... so that kind of limits my sharing


This topic has been moved to its new forum, I have also created a Malawi, Tang and Other fish categories.

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Hooray!!!

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Congrats they are awesome.

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Awesome zebras....Take good care of them I expect to hear about some fry eventually...


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The female is pretty fat and they are eating well, so I'm hoping for fry soon!
Amazingly enough they are less shy then my little F1's!

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Lovely fish & pics, good luck with breeding these, they're like rocking horse ******** in the UK with needing to re-mortgage prices.


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