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magic_marty 01-29-2010 05:17 PM

wow what a stroke of luck !!
a couple of weeks ago i was at wal-mart and thought i would check out the fish.As i was looking i noticed the fish of the month it was albino bristlenose pleco , and they where selling them for $4.34 each!! i thought hmmm so i got 3 of them, got to looking online and it hit me just how much of a good deal it was so the next day i went back and got the rest of what they had, i ended up with a total of 11 and so far only 2 have died.I was there yesterday and they had 1 more in the tank and i got him to.So i now have 9 and they are all doing very well and eating really well on zuccinni and green beans as well as algae discs.I will have to seperate them later on as they reach full size because they get territorial but i plan on breeding them and perhaps making a little cash on the side as well as learn more about them.

Angel079 01-29-2010 05:56 PM

What size tank are you housing them 9 in?

magic_marty 01-29-2010 06:06 PM

i have them in a 55 g community tank..they have plenty of hiding places like caves and stuff but i feel it will be better later on to get some of them in a diff tank..

Angel079 01-29-2010 06:11 PM

Yea I think you'd be better up splitting them up as well once they get bigger (donno how big they may already be) often you'll see the territory/ aggression behavior amongst the guys.
Pers the biggest reason I'd sep them is to not have some 80 fry per female in there lol thou they're darn cute when they're just a few days old.

magic_marty 01-29-2010 07:34 PM

at the moment there still quite small the biggest one maybe 3 inches and the smallest prolly around 2 . I already have seen some aggression when 2 of them get on the food close together but so far its just little spats..also i already have 2 full grown brown bristlenose in the tank i believe there both males but they very rarely get close to each other and mostly only come out at night to feed and graze on food.

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