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Old 10-01-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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male or female bristlenose

Anyone got any ideas?
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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Anyone got any ideas?
Looks like a young male.

My adult female doesn't half the bristles that one does
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Females have the bristles by their cheeks only not on the face.
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Females have the bristles by their cheeks only not on the face.
Not true Because I have bred mine and she has small ones around the front as well but not on the head like my male
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As I thaught. Got any tips on breeding as I got a male and female
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As I thaught. Got any tips on breeding as I got a male and female
Lots of caves ph of 6 best to put them in a tank to themselves and feed them well to condition them
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What size tank? What tempature? Also isthere anything to speed up the breeding, I heard 50% water changes does the trick but not sure if thats a myth. Thanks
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What size tank? What tempature? Also isthere anything to speed up the breeding, I heard 50% water changes does the trick but not sure if thats a myth. Thanks
Just normal community temp will do fine that's what I do.

I do 35-45% water change

a 10 gal tank will be ok for them to spawn In but u will need to move them when the fry get bigger

I use a 6.1 uk gal tank and then move them and they do brilliantly

They also need good oxygen in the water but they can get it there self by going to the surface
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Will they breed in a tank with other fish? Angels, clown loachs, red tail shark, horseman corys, horsehead loachs, xray tetras, 2 common plecs. Or you think it be best to setup another tank?
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Will they breed in a tank with other fish? Angels, clown loachs, red tail shark, horseman corys, horsehead loachs, xray tetras, 2 common plecs. Or you think it be best to setup another tank?
They would breed but your chance of fry survival is low. I would set up another tank with good caves and boxwood, coconut caves seem to be my BN's favourite but put other types of caves in as well.
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I have bred Bn plecos before as the success I have had has been good. I have always had 2 males and 1 female in the tank. The BN males need to state there dominance and win over the female. This has always worked for me. A few good small caves just high enough that they can get into them. They need to feel secure when breeding. Nothing better then seeing 100 small plecos swimming around. Good Luck
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I have bred Bn plecos before as the success I have had has been good. I have always had 2 males and 1 female in the tank. The BN males need to state there dominance and win over the female. This has always worked for me. A few good small caves just high enough that they can get into them. They need to feel secure when breeding. Nothing better then seeing 100 small plecos swimming around. Good Luck
Cant wait for that many plecos
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