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#1 Gehandylan

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:46 PM

Finally got round to doing this big task. Split the large group into 3 separate groups and used the opportunity to rescape the tanks on a more natural theme. The 2 tanks (90G and 30G) I worked on came out quite well.

Stocking of tanks are as follows:

90G - 5M + 12F. See pic below for rescaped tank
30G - 2M + 3F. See pic below for rescaped tank
20G - Tank is still a WIP. 1M + 1F. Just want to try this combination and see how it goes.20180128_081556.jpg 20180128_112438.jpg 20180128_112647.jpg

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:20 PM

22 adult Zebras is a nice group of plecos.



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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:42 PM

@Bwhiskered

I find smaller groups of 8-12 to be more effective. I hv 3 breading groups that spawn regularly and they are between 8-12. Hence, the decision to break this group that was very female heavy.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

Then my group of 9 should be about right. Presently have 3 fry that are 3 weeks old today.



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:10 PM

Congrats. 9 would be a nice size for a Zebra group. Do you know the ratio of your 9?

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:36 PM

Not sure what my ratio is. It's been a long time since I had them out to check.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:53 AM

Really nice tanks. Are you ever worried about fry getting sucked into the fx5 filter?

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:22 PM

Dennis - I try not to let the fry swim out of the cave. Sometimes I tumble the harvested eggs, while othertimes I move the wigglers from cave to a fry saver. It has worked well for me so far :)

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:06 PM

That's good. For my pair of l201s I never find the eggs in the cave. I only see a few fry dart around the tank after a wayer change. Maybe I'm not diligent enough

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:13 PM

Dennis - It almost happened with my recent L397 spawn.  I saw 4 wigglers with yolk-sacks in a corner one morning.  Luckily the rest were still in the cave with Dad  :)






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