The males will grow bristles at about 2 to 2-1/2 inches, and will have bristles all over his face. Most females don't have any at all but the few who do just have them around the lip area.Bill said:and I'm not even sure what sex it is yet ??? Any way to tell when they're young, or do they only develop bristles later?
Wonder why I can't see the pic? but when I quote the link shows up. The Ancistrus sp3 are what my long fins are.Bill said:Thanks! Mine is just under 2", so maybe there are bristles to come yet ^^ Very fast at eating algae, it's amazing!
Check out this amazing BN on planetcatfish!
yep the same for zucchinI I tend to buy my vegies very small so there are less seeds also.armadillo said:HI Bill
I'll repeat what I've said to you in my other thread as this is more likely the place other people will look for that information. Here's my advice based on personal experience and conversation with other Fishorians.
- It may take a few attempts before the fish get that it's food. My personal experience is 3 to 4 times I think if I remember well.
- It is important to remove any uneaten vegetables (and any other type of food for that matter) no later than, say 24h after you've put it in. I sometimes leave it longer but I don't advise that you do. The risk with leaving the food for too long is that it will go off, risking an increase in nitrates
- They like it when it's more tender (i.e. not fresh out of the fridge). Mine like it after it's been in the water for 12 hours or so. You could also boil it in very little water, so as to soften it
- Don't forget to rinse it thoroughly before you put it in the tank (insecticides and other such substances)
- For fish that don't find the cucumber, I tend to cut a huuuuuuuge slice (i.e. along the whole length of the cucumber) so that the fish finds it easier.