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ferszty 11-08-2009 03:10 AM

bristle-nose catfish?
hi i was wondering how to breed bn catfish and what i need? i've had1 for about 6or7 months now its about 4cm i think its a female. im only thinking of right now i have read some sites 8)

Byron 11-08-2009 10:46 AM

There are several species, and other members with direct experience may offer some advice, but to get you started here is an article from Serious Fish.

Bristlenose Catfish (Ancistrus sp. (3)) - Seriously Fish


cerianthus 11-08-2009 11:39 AM

Well, you do need more than one to start! LOL!
If I am to breed any fish as I have done, I would always get 6 or more on juvies and let them pair off.

Information reggarding necessary water conditions and aquascaping could be found all over the net for BN pleco. Good Luck!

ferszty 11-08-2009 10:42 PM

thanx byron
cerianthus im going to get some around the size that i have about 4cm

yippee 11-11-2009 02:35 AM

The link byron included pretty much covers it all. You want a cave with only one opening. I have seen many people make their own out of slate or regular tiles. I bought mine from a guy who breeds them and talked with him for a while about his set ups. My young pair has actually laid their first batch of eggs within the last few days, so i'm hoping for some success. I noticed the male was spending lots of time in the breeding cave the last few days, and looked in tonight and noticed him fanning the eggs.

ferszty 11-11-2009 03:29 AM

good luck

yippee 11-16-2009 01:38 AM

Thank you. I have wigglers currently, they're eating up their egg sacks. I go to pick up a spare tank tomorrow, so i'll transfer them over so they don't get eaten up by my angels once they get to the free swimming stage. I'm hoping to have some of the fry survive.

ferszty 11-16-2009 11:56 PM

cool. i got some money from my anty for my birthday
so im going yo get a male bc.

ferszty 11-19-2009 11:42 PM

how old till u can sex the bn?

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