Posts Tagged ‘Zebra Pleco’

Added in two smaller Zebra’s to the main group today taking the number in the trigon main tank to 12, couple of pics attached of the new arrivals, one is 8 months old and the other is younger, hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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Hi guys just a little update today, I received two more wild caught L134 Females from Rare Aquatics (Cheers Jo!) Pics of them and my previous Adult male attached. Unfortunatly the previous spotty marked adult female died :( no idea why but she didn’t make it. Planning on getting another adult male and two more females from Rare Aquatics again soon. Also have 2 female L046 Zebra Pleco’s booked for when they arrive, cannot wait!!

This is the large wild caught male from the last pair I got

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This is one of the new females

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And this is the other female

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And finally a pic of my L046 Zebra Pleco’s from yesterday, having a little party lol

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Hi guys not much of an update for now.

I am currently setting up a Juwel Lido 120, I am not sure which species I shall keep in this tank but shall get a group of something, perhaps more L046 or maybe something different such as the L270 Chocolate Zebra Pleco.

My main Zebra Pleco tank is running nice and smoothly little pic attached here -

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My L134 Leopard Frog Pleco tank has had a little bad luck, my female wc adult died :( the tank also broke out with white spot so I have had to treat it with King British WS3, things seem to be clearing up now and I have ordered another 2 wild caught L134 females.

I also sent this male L046 Zebra Pleco to my mate Sam as I had been looking after it for him untill his tank was ready, I thought I would share a pic as I really liked his markings, I also sent 4x L134 youngsters but unfortunatly they didnt make the trip and died in transit although not sure why :(

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Shall update some more soon :)

 

 

Hi guys not much of an update today really other than I have added in an Eheim 400 / 3704 Air pump which comes with 2x diffusers, I am not a fan of loads of bubble in a tank but it seems to work well, it is very silent and well anything that helps with oxygenation is good for the fish in my opinion.

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I also caught some of my adult L046 Zebra Pleco’s. Two males and two females I think, here is a couple of pics.

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Two of my adult males are caving so who knows perhaps the females shall go in and lay some eggs soon :)

My last water test for those interested was as follows -

Temp – 84°F

Ammonia – 0

Nitrite – 0

Nitrate – 5

PH Digital – 6.9

KH – 3

GH – 4

o2 – 6-8 mg/l

 

 

 

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I managed to buy another two L46 Zebra Pleco adults, I was originally buying 2x Adult Males one for myself and one for my mate Sam but ended up with a third that I am not sure the sex of, in the pic above you can tell one is for sure a male (on the left) as is the one I got for Sam (not pictured), but when I saw the other and it was for sale I was not too sure of it’s sex so decided to buy it also and I think it is a possible female? It could indeed be a male, not quite sure for now though, will update when I know more :) and many thanks to Andrew for selling me these.

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I also managed to buy 8x L134 youngsters, 4 for one of my other tanks and 4 again for my mate Sam, have them settled in nice with Sams male L46 Zebra Pleco and they really are stunning fish :) the only thing about the L134 Leopard Frog Pleco’s is they can poop lots and are alot more messy than the Zebra Pleco’s, they also prefere more veg in their diet. I plan more of these soon too and some L270 Chocolate Zebra Pleco’s too. That is all for now :)

 

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Firstly this is not much of an update really I have since my last post removed all Discus and gave them to a friend, currently in the tank is one adult Male Zebra Pleco, One adult Female Zebra Pleco and 6 unknown sex Zebra Plecos, 20 or so Cardinal Tetra and approx 20 Cherry Red Shrimps.

I have changed the Fluval E200 LCD Heater and put in a Fluval E300 LCD heater, just trying to think ahead for winter and all and well it’s good to have a spare heater too just incase.

My other tank the Rio 125 is running along nicely and has some Cherry Red Shrimp in it currently, I am considering some L134 Leopard Frogs or perhaps the L270 Chocolate Zebra Pleco’s for it.

I recently decided to buy via eBay 2x 48 LED blue strips and 2x Adapters along with some heatshrink and Juwel Black Silicon, I made up my own night light which is not too bright but looks good and lets me view them for a few hours at night before turning them all off for the night, worked out about £20 in all for everything.

All going to plan I shall have another adult male Zebra Pleco on Friday so shall try take some pics and get them posted late Friday or early Saturday.

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Just another little update, Found a Juwel Trigon 190 pretty much as new condition advertised localish for a good price so I decided to buy and it set it up as the main Zebra Pleco tank, Currently it has some Cherry Red Shrimp, 3 Discus, 15 Cardinals, 4 Neons and 8 Zebra Pleco’s. The Zebra Plecs love the floor space in this tank and make good use of it.

I am running an internal Fluval U4 filter and an external Eheim 2073 filter along with a Fluval E200 LCD heater.

Here is my latest two Zebra Pleco’s thanks to Jo… I am pretty sure they are a male and a female.

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Apologies still for the bad pics, I still have no camera just my iPhone 4, I will at some point once I have finished getting all the Zebra Pleco’s I need and my other tank sorted buy one.

The 6 younger Zebra Pleco’s have settled in really well now and all seem to hang out around the bog wood where I also placed some small overhanging areas for them to hide out in, Every time I feed now they come out no problem and feed away for a good five to twenty minutes and sometimes just hang our randomly as well which I am pretty glad about.

Other than that I dont have much updates, I feed them various things from Tetra Prima, Some Flake, Frozen Brine Shrimp, Frozen Daphnia, Frozen Discus food even, sometimes the odd live culture of some of these too, I would never suggest feeding young Zebras bloodworm as it can get stuck in their digestive tract but adult Zebs love it.

Shall update again soon, hope all your Zebs and other fish are well :)

 

The Eheim 2073 filter I won of eBay turned up today, it is in pretty much “as new” condition which I am really happy about, all I needed to get is some Eheim piping and 1L of substrat pro which I got today. Total cost was approx £85 which I think was really good, I will use this filter on the second tank I am planning to get soon.

I have again changed how my main tank looks by removing some of the caves etc and creating small areas with overhangs, this works really well as the Zebra plecs now hang about it and I can see them most of the time unlike before when they just hid away, they are all settling in really well which I am glad about.

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I also ended up buying a Red Melon Discus to keep the little Red Turk Discus I got the other day happy with some company, these discus will eventually go into tank two which I will hopefully use as a grow up tank when my Zebs start spawning again, failing that I will get a third tank probably just for discus.

 

 

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After alot of mistakes with APC including delivering after 5.30pm for a before 12 service and trying to deliver them to the wrong street they have finally arrived safe and sound, many thanks again to Kyle for the fish and for helping me chase up APC loads lol

Got them settled in just hope they havent stressed much. The delivery driver was telling me we should have used the before 12 service so I told him we had but they had messed it up, also asked him why he is a driver for APC when he clearly doesn’t know street names etc bleh!!

So far after much fail all seems ok.

Also managed to get an Eheim 2073 of eBay second hand for a good price, it should hopefully turn up tomorrow, will need it for the next tank.