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PostSubject: New babies   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:34 pm

My bristlenose have produced their first babies. I have 2 females and 1 male common, I think. The females are both about 3 in (7.5cm) and the male is about 2in (5cm). I thought they would be bigger before breeding. Both females visit his "cave" one right after the other. The babies are about 1cm. The male uses a leg of my ceramic driftwood as his cave.

They are in a community tank.

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PostSubject: Re: New babies   Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:20 am

nice one i would have though they would be bigger before breeding also
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PostSubject: Re: New babies   Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:55 am

good work!!

hopefully there is nothing in the tank that will snack on the bubs Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New babies   Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:11 pm

Doug wrote:
good work!!

hopefully there is nothing in the tank that will snack on the bubs Smile

They live in a 72gal bowfront community tank. I have only seen 1 baby at a time, so not sure if there are more. Baby now about 1.5cm.

Other inhabitants in the aquarium are:

3 small common bristlenose
2 large angelfish
3 large synodontis eupterus/featherfin catfish
7 black neon tetras
4 kuhli loaches
several fiddler crabs.

so far no one is bothering them. Plenty of food provided.

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PostSubject: Re: New babies   Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:46 pm

hrmmm, quite a few things in there that would love to snack on a baby fish, esspecially those angels and the big featherfin, i know my featherfin eats all my little fish, damn Felix has developed quite a taste for neons Evil or Very Mad

Good work on the spawn though. always a good sign that the water is pretty good and your doing something right Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New babies   Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:03 pm

Congrats on the spawn, I imagine the crabs would have crabbed as many fry as they could have...have to agree with Doug, the rest of the tank mates would like to have a yummy fry snack too. Bit of a shame, but least you know they will spawn, might be time for their own tank, if you want to keep the fry next time, which will not be long, once they start ...the flood gates open... Very Happy Awesome you have seen one scurrying about the tank still..It may just make it...
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PostSubject: plenty of good advice there...   Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:44 pm

I have friends who have both lost fry to angels and feathers so would support all the above advice, may be good the tank is so big
and the fish dont meet that much, but if they do start to go a miss then as recommended may be time for a tank of their own.

otherwise you have a gourmet snack for them...lol...

it is strange for them to breed so young, may be they had too much clam food or viagra...lol.. or if the females are new could they have been laiden already.... doubt it..

either way all the best and good luck...
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PostSubject: Thanks everyone   Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:44 am

Thanks everyone. I still see one baby swimming around, now almost 2cm.
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PostSubject: Santor what is the tank size friend   Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:40 am

Santor what size is the tank your new BN are in, and were they gourmet food or have you many left...
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PostSubject: Re: New babies   Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:51 pm

wolverine wrote:
Santor what size is the tank your new BN are in, and were they gourmet food or have you many left...

72 Gallon bowfront. I have only seen one baby at any time.

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PostSubject: oops sorry missed this post...   Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:32 pm

santor wrote:
Doug wrote:
good work!!

hopefully there is nothing in the tank that will snack on the bubs Smile

They live in a 72gal bowfront community tank. I have only seen 1 baby at a time, so not sure if there are more. Baby now about 1.5cm.

Other inhabitants in the aquarium are:

3 small common bristlenose
2 large angelfish
3 large synodontis eupterus/featherfin catfish
7 black neon tetras
4 kuhli loaches
several fiddler crabs.

so far no one is bothering them. Plenty of food provided.


sorry santor i missed this post previously and dont know why Sad

been having problems with my isp provider so any of you guys need me then pm me ok Smile)
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PostSubject: More babies   Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:13 pm

I've now seen 3 babies together, the largest almost an inch long.

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PostSubject: Re: New babies   Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:12 am

Inch long huh! thts good! ususlly by that stage they are smart enough to avoid most of the predators, tho i still wouldn't throw it in a tank of convicts Very Happy

Are they all about the same size? if not then they may be the product of two seperate spawns.

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PostSubject: Re: New babies   Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:36 pm

Doug wrote:
Are they all about the same size? if not then they may be the product of two seperate spawns.

I think you are right. I see one about an inch long and three about half that size.

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PostSubject: Update   Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:16 am

Almost a year and a few hundred babies later...

Little Daddy never grew over 2.5 inches. his last batch of babies included about 10 albinos. The babies have also not grown over 2-2.5 inches. Only one female offspring reached 3 inches. I think I have a new dwarf variety.

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PostSubject: Re: New babies   Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:22 am

take a few crosses to call it that but def worth the effort if you ask me Smile

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