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View Poll Results: How may I best encourage romance among the bristlenoses?
Swap the male in the 20 for a female in the 55 1 25.00%
Just add the male to the 55 1 25.00%
Swap the clown pleco from the 20 for a female from the 55 1 25.00%
Put the male from the first 20, one of the females from the 55, a length of PVC pipe, and a hunk of driftwood in the 20 with the guppies 0 0%
Put the male and a female in a new 5 1/2 (after cycling w/ guppies). Please advise on set-up. 0 0%
Other. Please elucidate below. 1 25.00%
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post #11 of 13 Old 12-30-2006, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Well, funny thing happened:
I moved all the fish but one female out of the 20.

The Female was hiding in a polyresin ornament in the 55 gallon tank, so to move her I had to move the ornament. I put it overnight in the 20 with Cthulhu (the male). In the morning, I didn't see any one in the ornament, so I put it back in the 55. Later that day, I see the female in the 20 - good!

Later that evening, I see Cthulhu hanging out in the 55.

I've tried to get him out, but there is no way other than installing the ornament in the old tank permanently, which I have no desire to do. We'll see if romance blossoms in the 55.

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post #12 of 13 Old 12-30-2006, 09:05 AM
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That is so funny -- after all that planning!

Good luck, you never know!

And where did you get the name Cthulhu?

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post #13 of 13 Old 12-30-2006, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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The bristles on Cthulhu's head look much like the tentacles on some renderings of HP Lovecraft's elder horror called Great Cthulhu. It's unfortunate, as I was going to change the breeding tank name to R'lyeh.

IA! IA! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Gimme that old time religion.

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