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Old 07-23-2014, 07:49 AM   #1
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Question Catfish (Pleco) Breeding

Hello guys, Just after some answers for a couple questions I have..

- With breeding Catfish do they have to be the same breed or can you have an albino and a L-144?
- is it necessary to remove the parents from the tank once the eggs have opened up
- will shrimp hurt the eggs if they are in the tank
- Do you have to have a egg tumbler

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My l144 male breeds with albino and a dark one. He guards the eggs till they hatch and I leave the the babies with the parents. What kind of shrimp do you have in the tank? I have both rcs and rock shrimp and they are fine together. They breed like guppies.. Just feed the babies when the start swimming around and watch them grow
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Some catfish can be hybridized, not all though. I think the ones you have are fine. The parents are fine with the eggs, the father will actually protect them. Shrimp can and will eat the eggs, and no egg tumbler is needed. Hope this helps
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Some catfish can be hybridized, not all though. I think the ones you have are fine. The parents are fine with the eggs, the father will actually protect them. Shrimp can and will eat the eggs, and no egg tumbler is needed. Hope this helps
I think it depends on the shrimp
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I have 2 rcs in my tank, thinking about giving them away as I do not want to risk the life of my catfish, I have just sold 3 goldfish as they dirtied the tank in 3h and eat anything in my tank, they had a go at my 2 small brown snails
what do you put in your tank as far as plants?
also I am unfamiliar with the breeding caves, can you use anything as far as a coconut house?


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I have 2 rcs in my tank, thinking about giving them away as I do not want to risk the life of my catfish, I have just sold 3 goldfish as they dirtied the tank in 3h and eat anything in my tank, they had a go at my 2 small brown snails
what do you put in your tank as far as plants?
also I am unfamiliar with the breeding caves, can you use anything as far as a coconut house?


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I had 3 batches of fry in 3 months and my rcs don't even notice them and my tank was infested with them.. The dad pleco will take good care of the eggs
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Yeah, or a flower pot, some type of resin decoration with an inside to hide in, or just make a little cave out of rocks or driftwood.

As for plants, it depends on lighting. Most Medium light plants do good either way (in my experience), so I'd go with Anacharis, Java Moss, Melon Swords, Chain swords, moss balls, banana plants, Bitter Cress, Contortion Vals, and my personal favorite (and first plant), Bacopa.

Keep in mind that Anacharis grows in low light, and very quickly. Most stem-based plants can be trimmed by the stem and you can re-plant the clippings to grow another.
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The plecos in this pic are only couple weeks old but I never seen any of the shrimp bother them.. I'd say you are safe to keep the shrimp. Do you have any pics of the l144?
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Where do I buy driftwood do you know? and here is a photo of my l-144


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I am also looking to breed my Peppermint , do you's know any other good breeds to mix him with


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