The Zebra Pleco Tank (L046)

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Re: Serengeti Tank Log (Zebras and Tigers)

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Don't you love it when a plan comes together :)


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Just been sat watching the new tank for 10mins and already seen all 4 zebras. The system seems to be working.

Due to changes, swapsies and things available to me I traded in my recent small L397s and now have x3 more subadults, but decided to put them in the big tank with my mature male. All is well that end.

That means I now have a Zebra focused tank again and I've added a num er of Cardinal tetra as dither fish. They all just hid in one corner in the big tank, so the dim lighting seems to bring them out a bit more. I was going to add about 10, but they look great and add interest while the zebras hide, so I'm slowly adding about 25 from the main tank. About 7 a week or as many I can catch! Not easy.

So the serengeti is no more. It's now back to being the zebra tank (that I actually see) and a cardinal only display tank during the day, which is actually a cool looking tank anyway.

Really happy how visible they're becoming. Now do I need some more. Hmmm...

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Re: Serengeti Tank Log (Zebras and Tigers)

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They really are special fish!
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Re: Serengeti Tank Log (Zebras and Tigers)

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Will you have to "turkey baster" the food past the cardinals now? ;) :D

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Re: Serengeti Tank Log (Zebras and Tigers)

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plankton wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:44 am Will you have to "turkey baster" the food past the cardinals now? ;) :D
Haha, maybe. I'm feeding mostly live foods now and tiny stuff at that. Microworms and daphnia are on the menu most days so a lot is still reaching the bottom. Fast flow means the food gets blown around quickly to, so is well distributed and the zebras look a little chunkier than they once did.

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Re: The Zebra Pleco Tank (L046)

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Nice work Si,looking good

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Re: The Zebra Pleco Tank (L046)

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I got some new food with shrimp and lots of protein in that is bright pink tablets. Started feeding a quarter every night after dark and this one definitely looks as chunky as I've seen any other them so far. Also the poop is bright pink so easy to make sure they're eating.

Good times 😊

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Re: The Zebra Pleco Tank (L046)

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Gorgeous plecos Si ::thumbu::
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Re: The Zebra Pleco Tank (L046)

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Beautiful fish, good luck I hope they breed for you I’ll bet the fry are just too cute :)

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Re: The Zebra Pleco Tank (L046)

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Gillie wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:38 am Beautiful fish, good luck I hope they breed for you I’ll bet the fry are just too cute :)
Me too! One day, maybe 3 years away yet though (slow growers). And only if I end up with a mixed group. But one day, babies would be excellent.

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