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PostSubject: Do females fan eggs too?   Tue May 24, 2011 12:59 pm

Do females fan eggs ive got an albino that i thought was a female but is in cave fanning eggs he/she only as bristles on the tip of her/his lip

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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Tue May 24, 2011 1:49 pm

How big is 'it' ? As 'it' could just be a young male. Very rarely (if at all with commons) will a female have any bristles at all. Well with the breeders iv had none of the females have ever had bristles. Peppermint bristlenose on the otherhand usually have 2 small bristles on the tip of there nose and when they are older a small row of tiny bristles around the lip. Do you know if there are eggs in the cave or is the supposed female just hiding in there?

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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Tue May 24, 2011 4:51 pm

If you post a pic i will tell you straight away,,,, Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Tue May 24, 2011 8:57 pm

thanks for the replys as kfenk said he/she only as a small row of tiny bristles around the lip and yes their are eggs in the cave and it is full grown . Curby i'll get a pic when he/she comes out of the cave and is in view for the camera Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Wed May 25, 2011 9:38 am

I've never really heard of females fanning before, but I've always wondered if it was possible...
Is he/she the only one in the cave fanning, or does /he/she switch with any other of your BNs in the tank to fan?
How large is he/she (cm/inches)?

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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Wed May 25, 2011 10:56 am

im no good @ judging sizes lol but full grown and yes he/she is the only one in the cave my other male ( avi ) is in the other cave fanning his eggs
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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Wed May 25, 2011 2:39 pm

How many other BN's are in the tank apart from the two with eggs Question






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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Wed May 25, 2011 9:50 pm

theirs 4 adults and to many fry to count lol
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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Wed May 25, 2011 11:43 pm

What sexes are the adults?

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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Thu May 26, 2011 12:51 am

i have seen females fan before. happens when there is little flow in the tank and they are hiding in a cave. they need to move the water around to get more fresh water with O2. least thats my theory.

not saying its a female, just cobfusing it even more!

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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:28 am

managed to get a couple of pics not the best as i was rushung doing water change and had filter out of tank







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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:13 pm

def a male. may have small bristles but it has a males nose bump Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:31 pm

Your albino looks male to me, without even looking at his bristles his whole shape is that of a male.

Some males are less endowed in with bristles than others.

What ever happened to the eggs he was fanning?

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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:46 pm

thanks for sorting that out for me it looked like the other male (avi) kicked the albino out of his cave and did'nt see any eggs in cave after that :-( their isa lot of tiny fry around the tank so some could be off the albino but seeing as i only have the 1 albino the dont always produce albino fry (so ive been told)
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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:47 am

ive took the brown male out of the B'n tank and put him in the tropheus tank give the albino a chance lets see what happens. watch this space
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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:39 am

It would be interesting to know if his bristles develop, and how quickly, without the other male.
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PostSubject: Re: Do females fan eggs too?   Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:50 am

will keep an eye on him jim and let you know
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