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k3vinjam3s
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PostSubject: 3 foot breeding set up help.   Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:05 pm

after having a pair of bn plecs in a 2 foot tank and successfully breeding them for many spawns i unexpectedly lost my breeding female 2 weeks ago. ive been left with a good breeding size male and a lot of fry im growing on. ive set up a 3 foot tank and moved all the fry to this tank for now. ive also added a trio of new bloodline plecs, a brown large male, an adult albino female and a nearly breeding size albino female to this tank. in my other tanks i have access to 3 more adult males and one female of breeding size.

so what mix of adults can i house full time to breed in my 3 foot tank? so to recap i have 4 adult male brown bn plecs, 2 female albinos and one brown female.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 foot breeding set up help.   Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:44 pm

No more than 2 males and a ratio of 2 females per male.......
personally in a 3ft tank i would house only 1 male but if you do decide to have 2 then make sure they are caved at either end of the tank so they cannot see one another....
I have recently put 3 males into a large 5ft 400 litre aquarium and 2 commons are fighting over one cave so in my experience its how placid you think your males are.....
I happen to have a naughty male who will fight with himself if he could.....

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PostSubject: Re: 3 foot breeding set up help.   Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:26 pm

Like Curby says it all depends on your males.....

I know June who is also a member on here has about 5 or 6 adult males in her tank, which I think is also a 3 footer, and several females. As far as I am aware all of hers get along fine. You could ask her how she does it, her tank looks great.

Yet other people I know have males like Curby's who would try and "fight" their own reflection..

Oh the joys of Bns..!!

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PostSubject: Re: 3 foot breeding set up help.   Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:35 am

Hi and welcome to the forum mate.
3ft would prob be minimum for 2 males. Even then have a piece of wood in the middle of the tank as a devider. In my experience females will breed with the dominant male first so I try to keep my selected breeders separated completely.

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