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some help in breeding Bristlenose catfish

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some help in breeding Bristlenose catfish
Old 05-04-2007, 05:33 AM   #11
 
. I've got some things to add. learning as i go on the BN Catfish...

i removed the eggs & logg prior to the spawning of the fry, goldfish didn't get a snack.

i have about 30 odd fry in the tank now... i have an air supply from some tubing streched accross the tank, it looks to be quite sufficient also there is a small power filter spewing air bubbles into tank ( i can see tiny bubles everywhere), about 50 % of the fry hang out at the surface of the tank... don't know why ? Help!

Also for a breeding tank should i have no gravel at all in it or gravel present?

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Old 05-04-2007, 03:46 PM   #12
 
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I don't think that the babies staying close to the top is anything major to worry about. As long as they are not going to the surface gulping air a lot then they may just be doing it to do it. Watch to make sure they don't show signs of stress. I think one of the prime indicators is when they get a whiteish looking patch just behind their spikes on their gill plates.

Also, try to give them a large variety of foods. Zicchini, asparagus, squash, some fruits like apples, oranges and pear, and also make sure they do get their protein with some shrimp pellets, brine shrimp, and a variety of algae wafers and spirulina wafers. A lot I know but this should help to keep them healthy and growing and would be a better diet than the commercail breeders probably ever give them.
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:38 PM   #13
 
cheers mod. one thing i am having trouble or is annoying is that zuchini, brocolli, etc etc,,,, FLOATS to the surface. At the mo.. i have used rubberbands etc, st/st washers sink the zuchinni very well.. anyone figured this out ...

Always tring to make it better. laterz
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:06 PM   #14
 
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cheers mod. one thing i am having trouble or is annoying is that zuchini, brocolli, etc etc,,,, FLOATS to the surface. At the mo.. i have used rubberbands etc, st/st washers sink the zuchinni very well.. anyone figured this out ...

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I spear the vegetable with a teaspoon which makes it sink.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #15
 
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I use old plant anchors to keep mine down. Everything I put in there floats except peas and grapes.
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:34 AM   #16
 
Good Ideas , no plant anchors handy...
see how those tspoons go . cheers
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