Breeding BN's anybody - Page 2

lolagurl

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Yes, I once had a pleco so long it was getting to big, luckily I live in canada and we have big ale's fish emporium, they love big fish, and they would take mine, and sell it for a lot of money to big fish owners, that's why they sell plecos there, they want them to get bigger. But he got killed by my tank I forgot about him and a rock fell on him...anyways those BN plecos are very nice,,,are these the ones you were thinking of breeding
 
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atmmachine816

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No those look like leapord frog plecos, these are the type I'd like to breed
 

Butterfly

Member
I think it will be fine, they are tough little fish. Give them time to settle in and they will eat you out of house and home
Carol
 
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atmmachine816

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Thanks, he/she has perked up

Well here are some pics of the updated tank and one of the old, must say the new tank looks much better, though will be a pain to clean

1. before
2. after
3. another after photo
4. new BN
5. Old BN (can you see him)
6 7 8. BN breeding cave, covered holes up with the pieces of slate, they also make nice caves on the outside for my ghosties
9. left side of tank
10. right side

11. side of tank

Hope that's enough to show you what the tank looks like. Does it look ok Butterfly for them to breed
 

Butterfly

Member
Looks good to me It may take them a bit to get in the mood. Took mine several months to get old enough?settled enough to spawn but when they do.... Look out
Carol
 

lolagurl

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What a pretty tank!!!!...
 
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atmmachine816

Member
Thanks

Butterfly I have a question, if I'v had my one BN for 10 months now, should it be full grown?
 

Butterfly

Member
yeah should be mature.
Carol
 
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atmmachine816

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Well then I think I have a female as her bristles are not big at all.
 

Butterfly

Member
Where are the bristles? If the female has any bristles at all they will be just around the lip.
My brown bristlenose male doesn't have big bristles at all but has fathered countless batches of fry.
Carol
 
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atmmachine816

Member
I'll have to go check and let you know later, she/he hasn't taken interest in the new fish yet but has met them.
 

Butterfly

Member
Patience my friend patience
carol
 
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atmmachine816

Member
Yup I'm waiting. She/he has a few up the middle of her face and a few stubs on the side of the mouth, not many at all. Female?
 

Butterfly

Member
If the bristles go up the middle of the face then it's a male, if just around the lip it's a female.
Carol
 
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atmmachine816

Member
O ok, well he doesn't have many bristles compared to some that I'v seen, fine with me.

Thanks
 
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atmmachine816

Member
One of the juvies I can start to see bristles growing up his nose, is it too early to tell or could I safely say this is a male? He's close to 2 months old when I got him about 2"-2.5"
 

Butterfly

Member
At about 2 inches you can start to tell gender.
Carol
 
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atmmachine816

Member
Ok, well then one down, one more to go. Hopefully she/he will be female

thanks
 

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