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PostSubject: Bristlenose tank mates   Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:47 am

Hi there,

It was only just yesterday that I discovered the existence of these wonderful fish, after someone suggested they may be suitable for my subtropical tank I'm setting up which I hope will only need heating on cold days and in winter (set to about 22c).

I have a Fluval Roma 200 tank and I am planing to have a shoal of 10 peppered cories, and 12-16 upper tank shoaling fish (such as White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Rainbow Shiners, Platy or danios).

After viewing videos of Bristlenoses' and other Plecos on You Tube, I have to say I am rather smitten with the idea of having at least one Bristlenose! So I just want to double check here that they are okay with the other fish I am planing for the tank. I want the most peaceful tank I can get.

I have the following equipment:

Fluval U4 Internal Filter
Fluval 205 External Filter
Shall also be getting an air pump as the upper shoals enjoy it.

I am using a very fine black substrate instead of regular gravel, and will be including craves and a good amount of bogwood.

Also are there any major does and don'ts with the Bristlenose Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose tank mates   Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:10 am

Welcome to bristlenose world Smile
Bristlenose are good with just about any fish.
Their needs include 90%/vegetable matter/10% protein unless breeding then you can temporarily add some protein. Wood is also a good idea. Most need it for digestion(by rasping on it) and hiding/sleeping.
I'm sure there will be more coming by to add to that list Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose tank mates   Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:13 am

I'd go the rainbow shiners! They seem compatible enough but the real reason is coz iv never heard of or seen them before your thread an they are stunning lol. Planted tank of these? Yes please! cheers

So yes the bristlenose should be fine also along with your corys. I had corydoras julii breeders in my albino longfin trio and both spawned regularly no probs

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