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Breeding/Raising Bristlenose Plecos

Discussion in 'Plecos Otos and other Loricariids' started by Demeter32, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. NickAu

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    Give dad some food, algae wafer or zucchini.

    You may find dad pushes some food into the cave for the babies.

     
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    I tried doing as you suggested Nick and he wouldn't eat. That was a few days ago but now I came home to see lots of fry on the glass and some still in the cave. Just put a slice of jello food in so we'll see how they do. I've got some frozen green beans and spinach to try tomorrow.
     
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    Haven't actually seen the fry or male eating any of the food I put in but all the fry have round bellies and there's plenty of poo getting sucked up during water changes. I'll be shooting for daily 25% water changes while their small then shoot for 50+% when they're bigger.

    Found one fry with a familiar defect I had in my African cichlids. The top part of the tail fin is folded over in this one. Might end up keeping it once it grows up, I don't have any desire to cull otherwise healthy pleco fry.
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    Cool baby photos.
     
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    Proud father and his many children.
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    He is a nice looking boy.
     
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