My BLogs Right Breeding report for Hypancistrus zebra by Samantha

Down Basics
Overview The first spawn was on Saturday 3rd of March 2012. The breeding group consisted of 1 male and 5 females. The smallest male was at least 76mm SL and the smallest female was at least 70mm SL.The individuals were obtained from Breeder - Wild import.
1.Repashey meat pie (dry / prepared) daily
2.Courgette (Zuccini) (dry / prepared) few times a week
3.Sinking Shrimp Pellets (dry / prepared) daily
Down Water Parameters (at time of spawning)
Temperature 28.0°C to 29.5°C
Current Medium
Down Aquarium
Dimensions The aquarium dimensions were 76mm x 25mm x 51mm (3" x 1" x 2") all Length x Width x Height.
Furniture Black sand, slate rounds, breeding caves, assorted rocks, mopani wood
Filtration Filtered bt fluval 405, two power heads, air wand
Lighting Fluorescent and moonlight. I typically leave the lights off till late afternoon.
Heating Submersible heater, 82-85
Down Breeding
Behaviour My male has been spawning with one or two of the females continously since March 2012. Every coupe of weeks, a female will approach the male in the cave. Sometimes a few days later she will come back to deposit her eggs or a few that may have been leftover from the initial spawn. My male has had both fry and eggs that he was tending too in the cave simultaneously.
Eggs There were 56 clear/yellow eggs laid which were 0.0mm in diameter.
Time to hatch 4 days
Number: 7
Free swimming: 7 days
Segregation All my plecos have been kept in my 72 gallon tank. I've just started transferring some babies to a 26 gallon tank. This has helped to improve their size as there is less competition for food so the zebras in both tanks are feeding really well.
Juvenile sizes 1 month: 0mm
3 months: 0mm
6 months: 0mm
Fry and juvenile feeding "As Adults"