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post #1 of 8 Old 09-11-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Angelfish Fry and BN plecos

My angels bred, I hatched the fry, 1.5 weeks now, and I need to put then into a tank (they are in a large pickle jar currently). The only tank I have with room to spare is a 10 gallon housing some very small BN plecos.
I'm assuming the Plecos would snack on the Angelfish fry.
Is that correct?
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-12-2011, 01:27 AM
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My angels bred, I hatched the fry, 1.5 weeks now, and I need to put then into a tank (they are in a large pickle jar currently). The only tank I have with room to spare is a 10 gallon housing some very small BN plecos.
I'm assuming the Plecos would snack on the Angelfish fry.
Is that correct?
How many Angelfish fry? I might consider moving guppies to ten gallon and Angelfish fry to your 29 gal if this is still your stocking in 29 gallon and angelfish fry are more than 10 or 12.
Often times fishes spawn and we are not perhaps ready for resulting fry. Other's encourage fishes to spawn with no plan at all for fry. Angelfish are hard to sex, but mating behaivor is pretty evident which should give hobbyist's a clue that fry may be in the future and plan's can be made hopefully before fry arrive.(Seperate the pair(s) or provide spawning,rearing tank).
If male and females are present,and water quality is good, I believe spawning and rearing of fry should be considered beforehand so that a plan is in place.
I doubt the young Bristlenose would harm the fry by attempting to eat them, but some have been reported to attach themselves to fishes like Discus,and Angelfish. Although I have not seen it.. It is something to consider.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-12-2011, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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I may try to move them to the 10 gallon and see what happens. Wasn't planning on breeding, but my wife and kids had other opinions and I had to "save" the babies. Had I not found frozen baby brine shrimp locally, no fry would have survived this long or the fry would have been good live food for other fish in my 55! Still may have to cull some due to space issues. I'm estimating over 50 fry at this point in time.

I have long-term options for rearing, a 40 breeder and 45 acrylic that are not set up yet. That's the problem, it will take a week or two to get those tanks set up since I'm renovating my workshop and physically have no room for the two 40 gallon tanks just yet. Equipment for the tanks is on order, but the fry timing wasn't perfect...

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-14-2011, 02:31 AM
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I have no experience with angel's but I just got BN plecos and I did a lot of research I have mine in with my guppy fry and cherry red shrimp and the BN want nothing to do with them they just eat and mind there own business. I was scared introducing them to my shrimp but I read many post online with them living happily. I wouldn't see why they can't go in with the angel's.
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So far so good! Moved them into the 10 gallon on Sunday PM and the plecos could care less about the fry.
If they all survive, I'm going to have a space problem...
They are about the size of guppy fry now.
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I've been very happy with the my BN so far, they don't bother anything. Oh look now you have an excuse to go buy a new tank.
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I've been very happy with the my BN so far, they don't bother anything. Oh look now you have an excuse to go buy a new tank.
Tank space I have. I have three tanks that are not set up right now: a 29g (needs resealing), a 40g, and a 40g acrylic. That's another 100+ gallons of "tankage" I could set up.

Room for the tanks, and $$ for the other necessary equipment (heaters, etc), that's the problem
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-15-2011, 09:04 AM
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I have a similar problem but I have all the room I could ever need, used tanks just never come up around here. I'm running 7 right now and I'm not sure how the electric and water bill is going to be if I add many more. I'm adding at least 2 more hopefully in the next month, then who knows what I'll be thinking.
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