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Adam
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PostSubject: Re: EMERGENCY!!!   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:33 pm

Seeing as though the egg sacs finished - I think all have coloured up FEW ALBINOS IT LOOKS LIKE!!!

Went to pick some up courgette today (after reading its better than cucumber) and well, I picked up what I thought was a courgette...

just an oblong cumber - maybe next time 'eh? :roll:

So anyway, I cut some of my 'courgette' left it in some boiling water for a bit, put it on a spoon and dumped it in for the fry. They didn't touch it for a couple hours. All over it now.


Took a peak in the males cave, I count about 6 fry - not sure though, he was blocking the entrance.

The other females been trying to get in scratch
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PostSubject: Re: EMERGENCY!!!   Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:09 am

Not uncommon behaviour. the second female has seen the male do a good job and now want is on the deal too. The male will let her in when and if she is ready, which normally wont take too long.

I often get double spawns with my breeders as both females will be gravid, i trigger the spawn, and they both lay, often within a day or two of each other.

once both batches are done, make sure you give the male a rest, he will need it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: EMERGENCY!!!   Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:49 pm

How long would you say it'll take to get them to about an inch?

they're about 5mm at the moment.
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PostSubject: could take a few months at least..   Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:13 pm

Adam, how long is a piece of string I have about 10 which are 9 weeks old and are one inch long while the rest of that batch are about 3/4inch..... and then I have another batch which is 5 weeks which is about 1cm......

my 26gallon looks like a pleco city right now....lol....

have around 120 which are between 7-10 weeks...

and I have another 30-40 currently ready to turn to egg sacs... arghhhhh......

and still need to source a couple of LFS to take some off my hands shortly....
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PostSubject: Re: EMERGENCY!!!   Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:06 pm

Thanks for all the help guys, this batch are growing really really well, they're nearly 1cm now!!!

I've been suspecting the male had another batch of eggs in the cave, I can barely see in there the way he's blocked it but one of the wrigglers managed to sneak into the picture. (bottom right of the cave)



the first batch of fry in their trap







The tank as it stands - it's laughable...



This might sound a little crazy, but do common Ancistrus have an l number?
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PostSubject: Re: EMERGENCY!!!   Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:41 am

Nope not that iam aware of....they are commonly known as this.....

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

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PostSubject: Re: EMERGENCY!!!   Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:41 am

The L number system was made for plecos that no one had properly identified and called, started by the german aquarium magazine Das Aquarium. When they started the system the common bristlenose was already a fairly common fish. Hence why it doesnt have an L number. some of the other Ancistrus species do, but not the common one.

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PostSubject: Re: EMERGENCY!!!   Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:47 am

cheers Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: EMERGENCY!!!   Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:49 pm

Little update...

Tank as it lays


Released most of the fry into the tank, Danios aren't touching them - but they're still going back in place of...
More of these!

(Bronze corydora)

The fwy twap


That second batch of fry...
I'll start a new topic 'bout them!
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PostSubject: Re: EMERGENCY!!!   Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:26 am

great work mate, nice looking tank there too Smile

glad to hear you got a second batch too, you must be doing something right Smile

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PostSubject: Re: EMERGENCY!!!   Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:56 pm

The BN's did a great job redecorating it

I think Takashi Amano would approve Laughing

lol!

Released nearly all the fry now (keeping a few back to see if they grow quicker).
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