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Old 04-29-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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ABN breeding??

O I have 3 Albino bristlenose plecos in a 75gal tank with small SA cichlids... I have 1 male and 2 females... And while at feeeding time the females come and get their food the male sits in his little cave. A few days ago I saw the bigger of the two females go in to the cave and moving around for 10-20 min then ever since then the male has been in there kinda moving his fins occasionally! I can't see in the cave bc it's too dark...
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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sounds like breeding behavior to me Congrats

look in there with a flashlight
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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Ok I will... Wait... The male isn't there now!
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
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i would still suggest looking in there with a flash light... if there are fertile eggs in there they will be yellow/orange

its still possible if it is an inexperienced male
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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Ya he is like 2-2.5 in.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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No eggs! I'm jus hopping for some to come!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:49 PM   #7
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feed them like crazy, lots of veggies, and when you do your water changes a slight drop in temp can encourage breeding

I would suggest doing a little research because I think yours will breed for you
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Cichlids will pick off the BN fry when they leave the cave.
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I have a 2nd fry tank setup and running... It's kinda small tho like 5-7 gallons! Is this enough?
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I have a 2nd fry tank setup and running... It's kinda small tho like 5-7 gallons! Is this enough?
no.. that would only be big enough for maybe a week ... they can have up to 100 young at a time...

again I suggest doing a simple Google search and doing 10 mins of reading up in the subject
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:55 AM   #11
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Google has nothing!!! but I am going to ask here ! Can I grow out ABN fry in a 10gal tank w/out the parents?
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Ask member toddnbecka he raises bn, he'll be able to help.
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a 10 gallon is fine for a little while but when they start growing u will need to move them to a biger tank. i have raised tons in a ten gall then moved them to biger tanks as soon as they start clinging to the walls and climbing all over. good luck
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Thx for all the help!
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a 10 gallon is fine for a little while but when they start growing u will need to move them to a biger tank. i have raised tons in a ten gall then moved them to biger tanks as soon as they start clinging to the walls and climbing all over. good luck
So is a 20 gal big enough to raise them to growing size?
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ABNs

Just saw this post and thought I would chime in - I bred my lf albino bn plecs successfully last year (about 300 fry from four spawns). Raised them mostly in the 40G they hatched in, though I did keep a 20G long available for backlog and fed them all lots of fresh veggies to grow out as optimally as possible - my LFS will not take them until they are at least 1.5".

The pair were in the 3.5" range when they first bred but are now over 4". My female is gravid again so I will do a 40% WC and raise the temp up to 82-84 degrees (to simulate a heavy spring rainfall and heatwave like the amazon) and that should be enough to stimulate the first spawn - worked last year. Each spawn is huge (about 100), so the bigger your tanks & better the filtration, the better, as the plecs are dirty fish

Good luck with your spawn!
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nice clare i agree mine do great doing the same thing.
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