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Pleco James
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PostSubject: Tankmates for BNs   Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:44 pm

Hi all, i have a pair of common BNs now, i bought a female today Very Happy but they won't breed for almost another year so i have a lot of time, and i hope to get a 5 or 6 foot tank, this will leave a 125 litre tank for some BNs, what would be a good tankmate for common BNs that i could have and possibly breed? i like longfins and L144, i also love peppermints, but i have heard that they are harder to take care of.

as i am a beginner i think i should i just keep with a trio of common BNs for now, especially given the size of the tank. Is this a better idea?

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PostSubject: Re: Tankmates for BNs   Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:12 pm

If the plan is to breed the bristlenose then I always suggest going with bristlenose only. makes everything much easier Smile

and you wont be waiting a year, bristlenose mature at about 9 months Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Tankmates for BNs   Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:26 pm

Doug wrote:
If the plan is to breed the bristlenose then I always suggest going with bristlenose only. makes everything much easier Smile

and you wont be waiting a year, bristlenose mature at about 9 months Smile

i was a little off with the time lol! ....i'll probably be waiting about 6 months then, but thanks for the help and correction,


is it better to have a pair, or a trio? (1 male to 2 females)

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PostSubject: Re: Tankmates for BNs   Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:05 am

I notice no difference in breeding. All i find is that the males need a break sooner. although, you can get two different types of females and breed some different types Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Tankmates for BNs   Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:07 am

Thanks, when you say two different types of female, do you mean like one common one albino or something?
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PostSubject: Re: Tankmates for BNs   Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:33 am

yeah Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Tankmates for BNs   Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:07 am

OK, i'll have a think about that Very Happy i do love albino's, but if there was two common females and one albino female the common male would be very unlikely to breed witht the albino, unless i just put the 2 common females in another tank, am i correct?

i might be able to buy another 125 litre tank after breeding the common BNs and made some money lol! then i could buy an albino male and female.

But this is only if i get a 5/6 foot tank, i do hope i get one...


Thanks for all the help anyway Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Tankmates for BNs   Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:47 am

nope, the males are not picky. they will take eggs from any female who wants to give his some. honsestly, males are not that picky when it come to reproduction

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PostSubject: Re: Tankmates for BNs   Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:07 am

OK, ill keep an eye out for an albino female :cyclops: , just in case.

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