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Old 09-01-2010, 03:44 PM   #11
 
Thanks :) I will see how many babies they have...once I find a female that is!! Apparently they're like gold dust round here! I'm still not sure if I have a pair or two males.
Can females ever have a few bristles??
I am also planning on keeping my livebearer fry in the tank with the BN fry will this be ok u think?
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:56 PM   #12
 
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Keep us posted. im interested to see how this goes. Good luck.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:26 PM   #13
 
Thanks, I will do!!on the hunt for an adult female this weekend, fingers crossed!!
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:06 AM   #14
 
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Thanks :) I will see how many babies they have...once I find a female that is!! Apparently they're like gold dust round here! I'm still not sure if I have a pair or two males.
Can females ever have a few bristles??
I am also planning on keeping my livebearer fry in the tank with the BN fry will this be ok u think?
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Livebearer fry should be fine with the young bristlenose. do keep in mind that numerous feedigs a day plus possibly 50 Bristlenose fry or more,, along with livebearer fry ,will require close attention to water parameters (ie ) water changes.
At around three inches,,you should be able to determine if you have a male/female. I have heard that females may have a very few,very small number of bristles but nothing compared to the males although My female has no such bristles.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:44 AM   #15
 
Yeah I'm pretty sure I have two males, was just hoping it might be a female! I'm going to put them together in their own tank anyway and see what happens and keep a close eye out for fighting if they are both male. I thought maybe I had a masculine female (lol) and they weren't mating in the main tank due to the other fish so I guess it's worth a try!
Was also wondering, once I have a breeding pair, I have heard they will just keep breeding. Should I separate them every so often to give the parents a break or does this not have a negative draining effect on them?
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:23 AM   #16
 
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[quote=1stAquarium;463263]Yeah I'm pretty sure I have two males, was just hoping it might be a female! I'm going to put them together in their own tank anyway and see what happens and keep a close eye out for fighting if they are both male. I thought maybe I had a masculine female (lol) and they weren't mating in the main tank due to the other fish so I guess it's worth a try!
Was also wondering, once I have a breeding pair, I have heard they will just keep breeding. Should I separate them every so often to give the parents a break or does this not have a negative draining effect?

You will be removing the female after the eggs are laid ?Considering the male will guard the eggs and fry for approx four weeks ,this should provide a suitable resting period .
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:26 AM   #17
 
Yes I will be. Ahh okay well that makes sense, I didn't realise it was this long, thanks!
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:54 AM   #18
 
Well, I've FINALLY found an 4 inch adult female! It's a 40 mile round trip to get her (!!!) but my boyfriend and I can make a day out of it at the weekend :D so I've reserved her for then. Very excited lol, sad I know!

I was thinking though, I put her and my best male in the breeding tank, they (hopefully) breed then I remove the female to the main community tank. Thing is, my other male will be in this tank..if she breeds with him straight away and it turns into a full-time breeding cycle for her she's going to get ill probably? Only way I can spearate her from both males is to keep them both in the breeding tank, or put her in the breeding tank when just the fry are in there/male guarding the fry so won't be interested? I don't want to keep both adult males in the breeding tank with the fry as it wouldn't be fair (only 17 gal) do you think she would be okay to live in there full time? Or can I keep all 3 adults in the main tank and hope they won't breed her to death?! How often do your BNS breed, do you keep them separate? Any suggestions?
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:28 AM   #19
 
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Well, I've FINALLY found an 4 inch adult female! It's a 40 mile round trip to get her (!!!) but my boyfriend and I can make a day out of it at the weekend :D so I've reserved her for then. Very excited lol, sad I know!

I was thinking though, I put her and my best male in the breeding tank, they (hopefully) breed then I remove the female to the main community tank. Thing is, my other male will be in this tank..if she breeds with him straight away and it turns into a full-time breeding cycle for her she's going to get ill probably? Only way I can spearate her from both males is to keep them both in the breeding tank, or put her in the breeding tank when just the fry are in there/male guarding the fry so won't be interested? I don't want to keep both adult males in the breeding tank with the fry as it wouldn't be fair (only 17 gal) do you think she would be okay to live in there full time? Or can I keep all 3 adults in the main tank and hope they won't breed her to death?! How often do your BNS breed, do you keep them separate? Any suggestions?
Could possbly find a new home for one of the males? With two males, they will keep breeding with the lone female.
Bristlenose I kept produced eggs approx every three weeks with around 50 to 75 eggs . Trust me,. These fish will produce more fry than you have room for if you don't seperate the female after she has laid eggs.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:32 AM   #20
 
:/ what is the survival rate of the fry in your experience? I am hoping to let quite a few of the fry grow to a good size, even if that means getting one or two more tanks.

Also, did you find it quite easy to get your BNs to spawn or did you do anything to induce it e.g. simulating the rainy/winter season?
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