11-01-2012, 07:25 PM
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I would make sure it is a true Farlowella species, and there are two that are usually seen, as mentioned in our profile. Farlowella vittata is the most common, though often mis-named as F. acus, and the other is F. gracilis.
The larger fish that sometimes go under the generic name Farlowella are larger, and in my view not suited to a 29g. I had one many years ago, and even in my 90g I returned it due to its size; it just looked out of place with all my smaller fish.
I've raised three F. vitatta fry to maturity, and presently have three more that are now about 3 months old. My initial trio of one male/two females spawn regularly, but I let nature take its course except for the two attempts to raise the fry. Feeding is very difficult, they will only graze fresh green algae but I am having good success this time with dry oak leaves, which release Infusoria. The three fry only take a few minutes to attach themselves to new leaves added after each weekly water change, and they are growing. Photo below from when they first went into the 10g "nursery," 2 on the oak leaf; about 2 or 3 weeks after they became free swimming.