Pleco interbreeding?

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by sarah13berry, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. sarah13berry

    sarah13berryNew MemberMember

    Hey there just wondering if anyone knew if pleco can/will interbreed? I have what we think is a female clown pleco and a male lemon bristlenose. Would the two ever try to breed?
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    They shouldn't be able to breed.

    Generally different species can't reproduce, though if they're closely related they may be able to.
  3. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    It is highly unlikely that those two species would cross, they are in different genera with many physical differences. Species crosses are believed to occur with different species within the Genus Ancistrus, particularly among domestically bred lines.
  4. OP

    sarah13berryNew MemberMember

    Oh good just was just double checking didn't think it would be possible... just the two of them hang out together a bit in the evening. Didn't want any mutant babies appearing

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