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PostSubject: breeding gibbiceps   Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:58 am

Not sure if this was the right place/forum , but I thought I'd give it a try, I've been searching all over the web and asking many breeders on how to breed 'Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps'
Has anyone bred these before and been successful? and would nicely share some information on breeding them.
Apparently it is almost impossible to identify their sex, only "PROS" know how to....

Thanks in advance, Simmy
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PostSubject: Re: breeding gibbiceps   Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:02 pm

Think the breeders up north spawn all there large plecs in ponds. While there are the odd rare case of them spawning in the larger aquariums, it's usually by mistake and unexpected. I was told by a local LFS worker about a girl who's sailfins spawned in a big helicopter ornament inside a 4x2x2 tank.

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PostSubject: Re: breeding gibbiceps   Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:35 am

when i had my last tank, mid 90's my LFS had these big plastic ponds in the back yard of the shop.they were about 8-10 ft long and 3 ft wide and 2ft deep, in the bottom he had lots of plants, val and elodia i think. it looked like he also had a muddy like bottom, lots of caves. he kept gibbiceps in 1 and common plecs in the other. he was breeding them in the ponds during the warmer months and kept them in his tanks in shop over winter.
from what i can remember he had bout 10 or so in each pond ( that i could see). hope it helps he also had guppies in with them.
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PostSubject: Re: breeding gibbiceps   Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:01 pm

not really worth breeding them as to import them cost pennies so you wont earn much from them imo
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PostSubject: breeding gibbiceps...   Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:07 pm

breeding these fish is an aquired taste....

gibbiceps can be one of the best and loveliest fish to keep, though few people realis e how much care and how a big a aquarium they really need.

I am going to try breeding these shortly for personal satisfaction and growth...
much research shows that they need large ponds and aquarium big enough to have deep flora in sand banks..

I myself think it may be possible to breed them in big tubes in a 4ft to 8ft tank, through research and patience.

A out side pide is a no go, as to heat an outside pond in the UK efficiently would not really be a option for hobby breeders and fish keepers.

It may be just a task too far...

I have a lovely albino gibbiceps which I am going to try to breed from in the next 18months..
pictures can be seen on facebook.... under YORKSHIRE BRISTLENOSE...

I just really wish these could be kept in a out side cold water pond, as that way it would be much easier for us breeders in the UK
to attempt this hard task Smile

I will follow this topic closely.....
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PostSubject: Re: breeding gibbiceps   Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:54 am

its illegal to import them into Aus so we need to breed them.

And Karl is right, the larger plecs are bred in larger ponds and generally done up north so they dont have to heat it up cos thats $$$

I have heard some people attempt it in 6x2x2.5 foot tanks. havent heard how they went tho. I would think that an 8x2x2.5ft tank would be big enough.

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PostSubject: Re: breeding gibbiceps   Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:26 pm

Iv just had some really good luck with my pair of red gibbiceps plecos they have managed to raise 3 young in a 4ft tank all i did was lower the temp in the tank then raise it back up after about a week
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PostSubject: Re: breeding gibbiceps   Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:25 am

Phill wrote:
Iv just had some really good luck with my pair of red gibbiceps plecos they have managed to raise 3 young in a 4ft tank all i did was lower the temp in the tank then raise it back up after about a week
do tell how you did it. what did they breed in, size and approx age of fish. just for those interested in giving it a try themselves

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