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Bristlenose pleco breeding?
I have what i believe to be a male albino, and a longfin brown female, bristlenose, that are near 2 inches (if not more). Im not looking to breed them any time soon, however, i wanted to know at what age and size do they start spawning or start any spawning behaviour? Thanks :D
They could breed at any time now....I had a female that bred at 2". Is the female gravid?
it doesnt look like she is gravid, so im worried that it could be a male, however the albino has bristles growing but i read the other day that there is some males that dont grow bristles, and im hoping that she isint one of them and really a he (if that makes sense :lol: ). She has started to come out of the cave i have, alot more, and they have been around each other alot more, so i dont know lol.
Males ancistrus normally don't like to hang out together..so there's still hope that it's a she! What are you feeding them....If your feeding them just veggies start to feed some higher protein foods. They need some protein in there diet to breed. Also do a slightly cooler water change (1 to 2 degrees) after a week with no water changes....that sometimes gets them into the mood to get gravid and also work to get them to breed! HTH
thanks :D, right now they are getting zucchini (which i rarly see them eat), and algae pellets (which they love), what kind of food would help? thanks again :D
I use New Life Spectrum pellots and all my plecs love it! You should be able to get some at a pet store but if you can't I can tell you where I get mine from.
My Bristlenoses (both Sp3s) started breeding after I tossed a full portion of blackworms into the tank. They got down in the gravel, and the plecos would come out and hoover them up.
hey thanks for the replies, ill try and find the food that has been suggested, but i dont know if i will find it as, ive never found live or frozen food for fish sold, where i am.
thanks ill look into it and see where they ship to :D
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