09-07-2009, 02:35 PM
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My Bristlenose pleco just spawned!
I have two albino bristlenose plecos in my pond. I bought them when they were still young and couldnt determine their sex. They turned out to be a male and a female. The male had only recently grown his face bristles.
I was inspecting my pond today and noticed one of my small terracotta pot decoratios being a bit out of place. I rearranged the pot and the male bristlenose swam out terrified. I looked inside the pot and saw eggs! I placed the pot back where I got it and the daddy pleco returned to it after a short while. Will the eggs be okay? I hope the daddy pleco won't eat them or anything because I bothered him. Also, the pot seems a bit too small and cramped inside. Will this affect the baby plecos once they hatch? And finally, do I need to separate the plecos after they hatch? (they share the pond with medium-sized goldfish) If I really need to separate them, I can put them in a guppy tank, where their tankmates surely can't do them harm.
Thanks in advance, guys.
I'm excited for the baby plecos! I'll probably be selling them to get a bit of cash to help set-up my planned planted tank.