BN Pleco baby!

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by slashgash, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    This afternoon I looked in my tank and found 3 brand new platy babies, which was exciting but no big deal to me seeing as my platies are always having babies. So, a few minutes ago I was getting ready for bed and decided to look in my tank to see if i could see the platy babies. I was looking really hard and saw what looked like a portion of the sand moving under my bubble stone. So, I lifted up the bubble stone and saw one tiny baby BN pleco. Im so excited, Ive never had baby plecos before. What do I do? How do i care for this little guy and any possible siblings?
     
  2. Everythingzen

    EverythingzenWell Known MemberMember

    Give a fresh piece of vege every day, otherwise, the little ones survive quite well eating what you feed the adults. You quite possibly have 50 or so more somewhere, you know!
     
  3. OP
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    I just looked real hard and counted at least 6. But its hard to see them because I have black sand in my tank and they blend in.
     
  4. OP
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    How do you tell if a female is gravid? I think one of my female albino BNs may be gravid now.
     
  5. Everythingzen

    EverythingzenWell Known MemberMember

    They have a definite roundness that may only be obvious once she has put her eggs somewhere. If a male disappears, and she looks thinner then you'll know what you're looking for in that particular pleco. She might be super hungry, too.
     
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    A couple of my males disappeared. One has reappeared now, im guessing he was the father of this clutch, but my albino long fin is still among the missing. So, maybe he's also fanning a clutch?
     
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    Would it be detrimental if i were to gently lift up all the caves in my tank and look for eggs?
     
  8. AlanGreene

    AlanGreeneWell Known MemberMember

    Congrats on all the new life in your tank!!!
     
  9. Ethan

    EthanWell Known MemberMember

    i would leave it be :)
     
  10. Eienna

    EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    You could really frighten a father looking after his eggs. It may be best to leave it alone.
     
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    Okay, thank you. I dont want to harm anyone by messing with stuff so ill just leave it. Every time I look im finding more and more babies. lol. Ive counted atleast 11 now. And thats only because I counted 6 regular colored ones and 5 albino so far. Theres probably a lot more.
     
  12. OP
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    slashgash

    slashgashValued MemberMember

    I was able to get one clear picture of one of the babies. They're so cute.

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  13. Butterbean

    ButterbeanValued MemberMember

    How exciting!! congratulations :)
     
  14. JustKeepSwimming

    JustKeepSwimmingWell Known MemberMember

    That's fantastic, congrats!
     
  15. JoannaB

    JoannaBWell Known MemberMember

    Congratulations!
     
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