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post #1 of 9 Old 11-08-2009, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Question bristle-nose catfish?

hi i was wondering how to breed bn catfish and what i need? i've had1 for about 6or7 months now its about 4cm i think its a female. im only thinking of right now i have read some sites 8)

the types fish that i have r?
mollies 4 normal 1 sailfin
platies 4
guppies lots
swordtails 8 normal 1 bouble swordtail
bristle nose catfish-5 albino 5 normal
white clouds
2 albino and 1 bronze corydoras
Zebra danios 4 normal 1spotted 1 albino longfin
1 Betta red/blue/purple
bristle nose fry
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-08-2009, 10:46 AM
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There are several species, and other members with direct experience may offer some advice, but to get you started here is an article from Serious Fish.

Bristlenose Catfish (Ancistrus sp. (3)) - Seriously Fish

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Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-08-2009, 11:39 AM
Well, you do need more than one to start! LOL!
If I am to breed any fish as I have done, I would always get 6 or more on juvies and let them pair off.

Information reggarding necessary water conditions and aquascaping could be found all over the net for BN pleco. Good Luck!
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-08-2009, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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thanx byron
cerianthus im going to get some around the size that i have about 4cm

the types fish that i have r?
mollies 4 normal 1 sailfin
platies 4
guppies lots
swordtails 8 normal 1 bouble swordtail
bristle nose catfish-5 albino 5 normal
white clouds
2 albino and 1 bronze corydoras
Zebra danios 4 normal 1spotted 1 albino longfin
1 Betta red/blue/purple
bristle nose fry
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-11-2009, 02:35 AM
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The link byron included pretty much covers it all. You want a cave with only one opening. I have seen many people make their own out of slate or regular tiles. I bought mine from a guy who breeds them and talked with him for a while about his set ups. My young pair has actually laid their first batch of eggs within the last few days, so i'm hoping for some success. I noticed the male was spending lots of time in the breeding cave the last few days, and looked in tonight and noticed him fanning the eggs.
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-11-2009, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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good luck

the types fish that i have r?
mollies 4 normal 1 sailfin
platies 4
guppies lots
swordtails 8 normal 1 bouble swordtail
bristle nose catfish-5 albino 5 normal
white clouds
2 albino and 1 bronze corydoras
Zebra danios 4 normal 1spotted 1 albino longfin
1 Betta red/blue/purple
bristle nose fry
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-16-2009, 01:38 AM
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Thank you. I have wigglers currently, they're eating up their egg sacks. I go to pick up a spare tank tomorrow, so i'll transfer them over so they don't get eaten up by my angels once they get to the free swimming stage. I'm hoping to have some of the fry survive.
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-16-2009, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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cool. i got some money from my anty for my birthday
so im going yo get a male bc.

the types fish that i have r?
mollies 4 normal 1 sailfin
platies 4
guppies lots
swordtails 8 normal 1 bouble swordtail
bristle nose catfish-5 albino 5 normal
white clouds
2 albino and 1 bronze corydoras
Zebra danios 4 normal 1spotted 1 albino longfin
1 Betta red/blue/purple
bristle nose fry
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-19-2009, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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how old till u can sex the bn?

the types fish that i have r?
mollies 4 normal 1 sailfin
platies 4
guppies lots
swordtails 8 normal 1 bouble swordtail
bristle nose catfish-5 albino 5 normal
white clouds
2 albino and 1 bronze corydoras
Zebra danios 4 normal 1spotted 1 albino longfin
1 Betta red/blue/purple
bristle nose fry
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