Ancistrus Sucker fish?

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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    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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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    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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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    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????
     
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    fletch Member Member

    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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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    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! :(
     
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    fletch Member Member

    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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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    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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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    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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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    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
     
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    fishfreak Member Member

    it should be fine do u have corys or shrimp the would eat it.
     
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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    i dont have a cory cat yet and i dont hav any shrimp
     
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    fishfreak Member Member

    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
     
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    fletch Member Member

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

    all the time u look at it and its crappin i mean whats goin on like!!! :mad:
     
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    fishfreak Member Member

    yea they do that alot i use to have one. ;D
     
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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    i think my sucker fish is also havin trouble findin the algae wafer i drop in
     
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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    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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    Craig Well Known Member Member

    what do u think guys?
     
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    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

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