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PostSubject: What to breed?   Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:34 am

Hi Everyone.

Well have decided to resurrect my AquaOne AR980. Am thinking of breeding BN's.

I'll read through the old posts to try and figure out the keys to doing it right, but what does everyone think would be a good BN to breed for a first timer?

Have bred Discus and other Cichlids before, and had my BN breed in my display tank, but thought let's have a go at trying to do it 'right'...

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PostSubject: Re: What to breed?   Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:23 am

hi barry

what size is youre tank?
most bristlenoses are easy to breed so pick the type you like. if you want to make money from them dont go with the common browns their worth nothing.
ie brwon juvie one and half inch long =£1.50 albino £2 to £3 L144 = £5 to £6 super reds = £10 so do youre home work as all these are very easy to breed.
so youre better off with the ones that give a better return as they all take the same amount of care.
how to set youre tank up imo is keep it simple.

1 thin layer of gravel

2 bogwood this is a must for bristlenoses it aids digestion.

3 filtter fit it at one end of tank.

4 breeding caves theirs loads of differant types so choose the one you like best then face this to the front of tank at an angle so the back of the cave faces the fillter. then you can always see whats going on with the breeders. and the water flow does'nt enter the cave doing it this way.

good luck and happy breeding.

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PostSubject: Re: What to breed?   Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:44 pm

Hey Barry,

Breeding Bristlenose is not that hard but as with anything there are some tricks to getting it right.

I would suggest having a read of my article Click HERE for link

It has a comprohensive breeding section about 7 pages long. it goes into all you need for breeding. The tank you mentioned is perfect for breeding.

I will, however, put a proviso on what Deano said...It is true the breeding commons for sale to the public is a bit lame as they dont sell for much. However, if you plan on selling to fish shop then they quickly become a money making machine. Fish shops are only normally interested in the common as thats all they sell. When i breed i aim for about 75% of my fry to be common so i can sell them to the fish shops. And while i onlu get $3AUD per fish, they often buy in lots of 40, so that quickly becomes $100s when you consider that the average breeding pair can procduce fry every 4-6 weeks.

If you are selling to the public tho, then look around to see if there are other breeders in your area and avoid breeding the same thing. I have heard stories of breeders getting nasty with eachother over 'turf'...what are we drug dealers or something!

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PostSubject: Re: What to breed?   Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:25 am

Great stuff. Thankyou Very Happy

Will do my research and let you know.

Doug - will download you guide!

Cheers

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PostSubject: Re: What to breed?   Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:28 am


http://www.bristlenoseworld.com/ancistrus-by-name-f47/the-common-bristlenosecf-cirrhosus-t1136.htm

You shouldnt go wrong with these really... Very Happy

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