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Andrew 09-05-09 10:38

Angled Slate Hideouts
 
A lot of threads talk about caves and there different dimensions, but i have found my plecs like these as well.
They were made to give females and sub-dominant plecs somewhere to hide, for the ones that don't claim a cave.
This is not meant to be a zebra picture thread, as all my hypancistrus use them, just seem to mainly have pictures of my zebras using them.

It was after propping up slate like the picture on the right, i decided to try to make some better ones.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...male-zebra.jpg

I used to make a back for them, but that was O.T.T., all you need to do is push one end up against a tank wall.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...ish-hut-70.jpg

If they are siliconed well, they are solid.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...ish-hut-69.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...46/zebra-2.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...46/zebra-6.jpg

In a tank i had a pair in, the female used to hide under the slate, or on top of the slate under the wood.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...s-zebra-12.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...6-female-4.jpg

Doodles 09-05-09 12:17

:clap:That's a good idea, looks like the zebs are impressed

intrepidmax 09-05-09 12:44

Andrew that's an awesome cave mate. simple yet very effective.

you would have only stumbled on the idea by keeping the fish that use them. that's first class fish knowledge and you cant get that in a book.

well done.

ani-mal-lvr 08-06-09 22:25

Nice approach to giving more hidin places.


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