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bn_lover
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PostSubject: breeding ages   Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:09 am

how old or big do my bns have to be to breed?
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PostSubject: Re: breeding ages   Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:45 am

at about 10 months old they can breed. maybe they will be 6-8cms im just guessing Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: breeding ages   Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:21 pm

This is my male with his first batch of eggs, he was only 5cms and the female was slightly smaller. His bristles had only just started growing around the edges and there were none on his snout.


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PostSubject: Re: breeding ages   Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:27 am

maturaty varys a lot with bristlenose. as a rule 9-10 months or 6ish cms should put you in the ball park. of course there are exceptions to the rule. and Jim showed with that cracker of a shot!!!

if they do breed young though expect small spawns and maybe a few discarded eggs. but they will improve over time.

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