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Old 07-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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The last 2 pics are off my female bn when her belly was normal (1 week ago) and now i have seen her with this size stomach she is 3"+ and there is a male with her so im not sure if this is bloat or gravid? Plzzzz HELP!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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she looks full of eggs . do a cool water change. plecos prefer cooler water for breeding. i have 5 breeding pairs. if she disapeers for a day or to dont be surprised shes just laying eggs then daddy will chase her out and care for the eggs. pm me with any questions any time
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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Yeh just do water changes. That's all I have done and everytime my pair spawned
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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Yup def gravid, gratz on hopefully being a step dad!
The above posters are right, when you do the water change lower it a litte bit at a time
over a few hours; ie: say your 80 at 5pm, put in 79 at 5:30, 78 at 6, 77 at 6:30 then drop to 75/73 at 7/7:30
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #5
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Okay thanks everyone for the advice i done that although she still has not layed?:/
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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she will guive it time. do a little cool water change every day. plecos love the cooler water
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:00 PM   #7
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Okay what temp shall i keep it at each day i set the heater at 26 degrees but becuz it hot in england atm it goes up to 30 degrees how much degrees shall i lower it each day by a cold water change?
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:11 PM   #8
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just check the water from the sink and make it cool not cold it wont hurt them.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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i think my tank stays at 75- 78
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:16 PM   #10
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Okay by how many degrees shall i reduce? and gave them cucumber yesterday shall i give pellets or algea wafers today?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #11
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Is that 30 degrees Celsius? And I feed mine algae wafers every second day and cucumber on the other days
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Yes celcius and okay gave them algea wafers yesterday
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:24 AM   #13
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Honestly if its hot in England I would take the heater out I only run heaters in winter ( I'm in Australia ).
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:13 AM   #14
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Haha well now and again it is plus ive got the house boiler in my run i have lowered my heater to 24 degrees celcius so hopefully only got les to 26-28 degrees
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