Long story short... I had a bunch of bristlenose in a community tank, to get them comfortable to breed I rehomed all my livebearers, large corys and sucking loach.
However the biggest problems were my two synodontis monsters who constantly fought and stole food at dinner time!
I have FINALLY rehomed the synodontis together to someone online and now I just have...
2 adult females
2 adult Males
2 Albino youngsters, almost adult size, at a guess I think ones male and ones female, but unsure at this time.
These are living as they are in a planted tank 125 litre with 4 slate breeding caves.
As of yet, they arent really showing any interest in eachother at all, but is it too early to be making judgments? I only rehomed the synodontis less than a week a go.
I feed the bristles on algae wafers, shrimp pellets, cucumber, and frozen bloodworm and brocoli occasionaly.
Is the ratio of males to females ok, or should I buy another female? They are easily available around me fortunately.
Also, another worry I have is that the largest female is over 4 years old. I took her from my partners house as she was being kept in a coldwater tiny tank since being a baby! Since I have had her, she has shot up in size and her character is really loud! She is always the first to come out and fights with the lads which I read is unusual for a female....
Do you think she is too old to breed?
Any suggestions? Tips?