Ziptie Plant

zip tie plant pic 1
Behaviors

Exploratory

Animals

Fish

Type

environmental

Why They Love It

Ziptie plant enrichment is the perfect alternative to artificial plants for zebrafish.  It helps fish to exhibit natural behaviors like exploring and shoaling.  It even can prevent some aggression during feeding time by acting as a retreat for submissive fish.

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Ziptie Plant

Ziptie plant enrichment is the perfect alternative to artificial plants for zebrafish.  It helps fish to exhibit natural behaviors like exploring and shoaling.  It even can prevent some aggression during feeding time by acting as a retreat for submissive fish
Species: Aquatic
Type: Environmental
Keyword: hiding

Equipment

  • 4 6 to 8" nylon zip ties
  • 1 ForBolt Size 5/8”, 316 Stainless Steel, 1 1/2” OD

Instructions

  • For each washer use 8-10 zip ties.
  • Feed the zip tie through the center and tightenit down on the washer, making sure not to leave any gaps.
  • Alternate the thread pattern, tightening the ziptie on both the inside and outside edge of the washer to maximize the 3D spaceof the plant (see video).
  • Rinse thoroughly before placing in tank.
  • Note: Zip ties become brittle over time (after ~1 year) and will need to be replaced
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