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Old 03-28-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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Baby Bristlenose!

I woke up this morning and was looking into my 55 gallon aquarium, when I noticed a tiny little fish clinging to the glass. I'm assuming it's a baby bristlenose because they're the only fish I have that cling to the glass... anyway, I hurried and separated him from the aquarium so he wouldn't get eaten, and the noticed another one! So I have two little tiny babies in a little breeder floater in my aquarium now. Im so excited! After reading up no it, I'm sure the reason I haven't seen the dad much lately is because of that. lol. My question though is how to determine how old they are? I'm just wondering if the dad is hiding in a little cave somewhere (it's very heavily planted... kind of overgrown at this point but I've been waiting to fix it because I'm moving soon) with the babies (which would mean there are more to come) or if the rest just got eaten? The babies are already dark colored, and look somewhat spotted. They're not really tiny. They're skinny and long and small, definitely small (<0.5 inch but not much). I'm hoping the rest are still in hiding and that these aren't the only two, but I'm not sure... Any opinions from people who have seen the fry? I had cory catfish fry before, and they were TINY. These look like them at about a month.

EDIT: I just looked at the fry and held a ruler up to the side of the tank and they're about 0.7inches.
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If they were out and about already and are about 0.5 inches i would say about month old. You got to realize that they stay in there hole tell there about that old and protected by the father. So there is a good chance if you have not found the father he is still in his den protecting the last of his fry. You might have just found the few that escaped out of the cave.
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Yay! So that means there might be more!!!
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Just keep an eye out because some of your fish would not mind a snack.
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hey if you find more I might by a couple off you if you are willing to ship em.
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Phaze - if I find more I'd send them to you for just the cost of shipping (you'd have to help me figure that one out too because I've never done it). I'm not sure if you still want them though because the father is not albino or longfin. The babies don't appear to be albino either. So they're the common brown.
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hey i would be more than willing to take a few off your hands. shipping is really easy. I may be able to buy them at my LFS cheaper than what it would cost to ship em but thats ok.
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Phaze - I guess it depends on how many you want! I still have only found the two but... I'm hoping more come out. I'll keep you updated on it.
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i would take a couple off your hands.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:44 PM   #10
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Found 2 more!! I'm up to 2 now!! That's encouraging. Those little guys are FAST! I set up my 10 gallon, and I've had it running with some plants in it for a day and a half now. But the pH is like... 7.6 and it's about 6.6 in the big tank. So i think I may have to just replace the water in the 10 gallon with water from the big tank. I don't want to kill them. But I think they'd be happier in a small tank of their own rather than in the floating thing they're in. I put a piece of drift wood in the floater thing, and two of them have just been clinging to it ever since I put it in there.

Anyway - finding two more gives me hope that there will be more! Every time I walk by I get excited and stop and look for more. I don't think it'd be a good idea to keep more than 2 for myself... I don't think there would be enough algae in the aquarium for more than 4 full grown guys. So.. the rest are up for grabs. Like I said, phaze, let me know how many you want. Etunes, if there's more left I'll send them to you for the price of shipping. I'm sure there will be plenty

Phaze - have you seen them at your local LFS? I had a heck of a time finding them. That's why I bought 2 when I did. Haven't seen them around really since.
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