09-07-2010, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by 1stAquarium
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.