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Brandon O
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PostSubject: new breeding tank   Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:59 pm

tank i setup to try and breed a pair of common BNs


male


female

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PostSubject: BN breeding tank...   Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:11 pm

nice little breeding tank, you may wish to add a little extra flora, though it looks pretty good to me for now Smile
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PostSubject: Re: new breeding tank   Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:42 pm

When the time comes are you going to move the male and eggs to another tank?
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PostSubject: Re: new breeding tank   Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:06 am

if u think i should
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PostSubject: Re: new breeding tank   Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:29 am

how big is the tank? Looks like it might be a bit small. I recommend 60ltrs for breeding. tho it is possible to breed in smaller ones its harder with the smaller volume of water.

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PostSubject: Re: new breeding tank   Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:58 pm

i don't know liters but its ten gallons
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PostSubject: Re: new breeding tank   Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:45 pm

i think 10 gallons in about 40litres? Im no pro at this ill admit, it prob is possible with alot of work but a big tank would be a great help to you.
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PostSubject: Re: new breeding tank   Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:59 pm

Brandon O wrote:
if u think i should

As mentioned the tank is a bit small, they may breed in there but a batch of fry could soon cause water problems.
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PostSubject: aquarium size for breeding Bristlenose   Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:50 pm

lets clear this up for one and all Smile

some brilliant advice as ever given above....

tank size varies breeding schedules greatly depending on set up, fish kept, budget etc.....lighting, filtration, temp, substrate, food.. the list goes on..

if the fish want to breed they will... though we try to trigger them with little variations which can be found here....

if you are worried about fry loss then just do a water change every couple of days, and be prepared to remove some to a fry saver to make it easier.
As mentioned it is harder to maintain water stability in a smaller tank than a bigger tank.

We all prefer bigger tanks, though I have experimented recently with 2 x 5 gallon tanks which have had a water change every third day.
And need I just say that both have a breeding pair of BN in them and both have spawned within a few days of adding a male to the female already in them.

I have now sold one of them to a fellow fish keeper for breeding shrimps, but I still have kept 1 x 5gallon aquarium and the male and female are in there now watching over a spawn of around 50 eggs. Smile

Start small and when budget, experience and time allow then invest in a set up a little bigger.

This is a briiliant web site full of fellow fish keepers willing to help.

Enjoy your new hobby and along the way your experience will help to best utilise the equipment you have at the time Smile

Though just monitor the set up, and ensure it does not get over stocked, and never forget the regular water changes. Smile

kind regards and good luck..
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