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Pleco James
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PostSubject: other pleco breeding...   Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:10 pm

I know this website is mainly BNs but i wondered if anyone had any experience breeding other plecos, i love gold nugget and snowball plecos but i can't find anything on breeding these, if no one has any experience of these then any other pleco would be great, i would like to know what other options i would have other than BNs, although, i will breed BNs, i think they are amazing... Very Happy

If nobody has any experience with other plecos then what do you think about other fish, i have looked at zebra danios, guppies e.t.c but it seems a bit too hard to raise the fry especially for someone with no experince... i.e ME

Any help appreciated, thanks Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: other pleco breeding...   Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:36 am

Have you looked at the Hypancistrus HERE, as the name suggests they are very similar to BN's. Due to some of them no longer being imported they can be expensive but you can always buy young fish and grow them on. I currently have L333's and L270's that I'm growing on.
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PostSubject: Re: other pleco breeding...   Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:47 am

Thanks for the link Jim, love the L333s and L270s, ill do some more research on those and others on the link, i will also see if i can find anything else on gold nugget and snowball plecos.

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PostSubject: Re: other pleco breeding...   Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:53 am

they are breedable. and they are similar to bristlenose but they are much harder. the conditions need to be much more perfect, there are a few extra things you need to consider, flow etc.

As I always suggest, best to build up experence on bristlenose, then try some L numbers


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PostSubject: Re: other pleco breeding...   Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:15 am

OK, i won't go into L numbers maybe up to a couple of years, especially with problems with room, and after another troll through the internet i may find some decent info on these fish, and ill have another read through Jim's link Very Happy

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PostSubject: breeding catfish   Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:12 pm

i started on bristles then went on to peppermints, L144 and then L333.. now back to ancistrus and peppermints again...lol
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PostSubject: Re: other pleco breeding...   Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:11 pm

thanks for the help, how much harder are peppermints to breed? do they need more exact water conditions or anything?

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PostSubject: Re: other pleco breeding...   Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:19 pm

yep, the water conditions need to be more closely matched to those of their real habitat. Tho is seems some pairs are easier to spawn that others. on a scale of hardness it goes

Bristlenose -> orangespots, peppermints -> wild caught bristlenose -> the more common Ls (L134, L333 etc) -> Other L numbers
(fairly easy) -> (very hard)

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PostSubject: Re: other pleco breeding...   Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:23 pm

thanks Doug, this is very helpful cheers
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