Ancistrus Sucker fish?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Craig, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. CraigWell Known MemberMember

    i got my sucker fish 2day i went 2 Grosvenor Tropicals in Belfast and i said 2 the man in the store can i get 1 of these plecos and he said how big is ur tank i told him 17gallons 63 litres and he said im not sellin u a pleco i'll give u a an ancistrus they only grow 2 about 4 - 5 inches, is an Ancistrus a female bristlenose??????? im gettin my platies on friday
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    did sum research there lookis like thats there scientific name for the bristlenose but mine looks 2 b a female r they all nocturnal?
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    its just like havin a mini ornament lol its stickin itself 2 all the ornaments i hav in my tank then it loves like the cave thing i hav and the mini log in the tank cause its so dark im guessin do they come alive at night????
     




  4. fletchValued MemberMember

    They are generaly all nocturnal. But like humans they all have different preferences and personalitys. Some, like my sucking catfish, have grown to love the daytime within a few weeks. Others never get used to it.
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    shes still very shy ive only seen her out 3 times she moved along the bak of the glass of my tank then attached herself to the bak of my power filter she seems 2 b stayin away from the front of the tank and doesnt like bein out in the open i hope she settles in alright! :(
     




  6. fletchValued MemberMember

    One day you may just find her out the front. try setting your light to go off a bit later at night. She will then get used to it being on for longer and accept it as normal.
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    as i type this lol she is flyin around the glass and is swimmin along the front so i spoke 2 soon so maybe she just sleeps at night and is active durin the day then :) :)
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    is it just me whos recognised that the sucker fish seems 2 crap alot????? lol sorry 2 b so graphic but they do
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    can u help me out again guys c the algae wafers when i drop me of those in do i take it out if she doesnt eat it all or do i just leave it ??? please help thanks C W
     
  10. fishfreakValued MemberMember

    it should be fine do u have corys or shrimp the would eat it.
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    i dont have a cory cat yet and i dont hav any shrimp
     
  12. fishfreakValued MemberMember

    it should okey if ever do get any cories u wouldnt have to worrie about feeding them but your sucker fish eat over a period of time
     
  13. fletchValued MemberMember

    I noticed that too Craig. Im glad its not just mine thats a poo machine
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    all the time u look at it and its crappin i mean whats goin on like!!! :mad:
     
  15. fishfreakValued MemberMember

    yea they do that alot i use to have one. ;D
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    i think my sucker fish is also havin trouble findin the algae wafer i drop in
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    what do i do guys will i just drop 1 in maybe half of 1 let her find then just leave it in 4 her 2 nibble at?? it is that ok?? scared of the ammonia levels goin up u c leavin food in? but the filter should take it in shouldnt it ahhhh i dont know so many questions sum1 please help me??? :'(lol
     
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    CraigWell Known MemberMember

    what do u think guys?
     
  19. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    Just drop the wafer in at lights out, and she should easily find it.
     




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