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ferszty 03-23-2010 02:04 AM

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i want to get rid of my livebearers except the bristlenose. does anyone know a good combination to go with my bn. i want fish that r easy to breed too. ive got a 38-40 gal tank (us gal).

1077 03-23-2010 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ferszty (Post 349254)
i want to get rid of my livebearers except the bristlenose. does anyone know a good combination to go with my bn. i want fish that r easy to breed too. ive got a 38-40 gal tank (us gal).

This is posted in cichlid section so I will assume, (always a bad thing) that some type of cichlid is what you are interested in. Were it not for the six Bristlenose you already have in this tank? I might recommend a pair of Kribensis. But would in my view be crowded with that many bristlenose. IMO
Maybe a pair of Kribensis and one Bristlenose .I am wondering if breeding the Bristlenose might be a better option.?

ferszty 03-24-2010 01:30 AM

what about angelfish?

1077 03-24-2010 03:17 AM

Breeding pair of Angelfish could work. Problem is that they are very difficult to sex (male/female), and you would need to get a group of five or six and wait to see if a pair forms. I beleve it would be six months before you would see young angelfish try their hand at spawning. At this size, and with the number of Bristlenose you have,the tank in my view,,would be difficult to maintain water quality in ,and once Angelfish form a pair,,they are often intolerant of other Angelfish or at least that's been my observation.Then you would need somewhere or someone to take the remaining Angelfish so that the breeding pair did not injure them.
Bristlenose (one) might ,or might not be be ok ,but with the numbers you have presently,they may find the eggs of Angelfish a nice snack should a pair lay eggs .
If you are set on spawning,or breeding fish,.then more tanks should be considered to house breeding fish ,and or growout tanks for fry (babies). Opinions vary.,this is mine.

ferszty 03-24-2010 03:39 AM

thanx


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