Yes zebras are hard fish. Get them from Monster? I had them 30yrs ago. Big money than $25. Cost more than discus. I see they’ve went up in price!!! Good luck with them.
I had them and kept them in sp. only tank. Maybe rams ?
At 1.5 inches you have 2 years of growing at least before they breed, I believe.
They share same temp as discus and rams so they would be perfect with them IMO.
They are carnivores mostly so good scavengers for discus and rams.
You may have 2 pair there. Nice !
They are in a 6-gallon QT cube for now and I have 3 more on their way. Afterwords they will go on a larger tank with some other fish for company so the feel more at home. I don't think Tetras will survive the temperature that I am keeping them 86 F. But if I drop to 84 F some Rummy nose will be ok or my black rams will do I have plenty of those. I am feeding some Omnivore gel food, frozen blood worms and Baby Brine shrimp. They have been eating well. They also get some veggies. I will be building up my colony slowly due to the cost of the zebras. I have to sell more Pitch Black Rams to offset my cost.Okay, hello. I want those fish too. They actually need tetras, to help make them feel more comfortable because when they don't see fish above them, they think, imma hide from that scary predator. Also, feed them a higher protein diet than other plecos with a small amount of vegetable stuff, because they're opportunistic predators.
They are about 2" they just look big in the pictures. But the way they are eating at an accelerated metabolism due to the high temp (86F) they will grow a little faster. I feed twice a day and they clean up pretty good.Well that just proves it!! Now your serving them PBRs (Pabst Blue Ribbon) probably playing country music too .
On a side note those zebras are pretty big. They look like about 3”? Did you get them that size?
That is wonderful!
The PBR's spawned not the zebras they are to young. I had to take the pair of rams out, they were getting to aggressive with the zebras. The other 3 zebras should be shipping from Florida today.That is wonderful!
I had a customer in California near my beginning of breeding who ordered 3 pairs of EBRs to induce breeding of his zebras.He recieved my EBR and placed them with his zebras.His faith in my fish was true.The next week he sent me pics showing where the EBR had just laid eggs. He said he did not expect that so quick.
He sent pics the next day of his first spawn of the zebras!! The eggs were in the tube right closest to where the EBR laid their eggs!! He said he did not expect that so fast either.
You got a real good thing going IMO.
Keep it up man, I am enjoying what you do.
From the picture you posted earlier , there are exactly 3 empty condos waiting for them!The PBR's spawned not the zebras they are to young. I had to take the pair of rams out, they were getting to aggressive with the zebras. The other 3 zebras should be shipping from Florida today.
I would not keep them at 86 F for ever only for grow out or when old enough to breed. So in that period they will be alone.
It's crazy the prices they want. Discus Madness has them 1.2" for $139 and that is a fair but high price. The 3" males are $395 wow. Also they don't sell wild caught anymore since it's an endangered species so all tank raised.I’d have to find them locally. 1 place had them recently. Lots I’d need to do before. It’s tempting! But I had them years ago when they were $25 and they only lived about a year.
Oh my word congrats they are adorable! L046 those seem to be so hard to get! Who did you manage to get them from? (if you don't mind sharing, if you do then did regard the question)I just added 4 zebras to my collection. They are 1.5" just arrived today and they are in QT for now. I just got to figure out if I start a new tank for zebras and some other compatible fish not in the Plecostomus family.
I got 4 from TFK Aquatics from FB but he is out of stock. The other 3 from La Paz Aquatics.Oh my word congrats they are adorable! L046 those seem to be so hard to get! Who did you manage to get them from? (if you don't mind sharing, if you do then did regard the question)
I had meant not decided on river rocks. Not convinced that I like the look or how easy is it to clean. They are a bit big, but they are smooth. Still cycling so I can always change my mind. Maybe BB and I like sand but with the wave maker will move it around to much. I had tested it with the black sand (no go) but the pool filter sand might be heavier. This is the time to make up my mind, so I don't disturb the tank later.