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Stannyblade
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PostSubject: Bristlenoses have stopped breeding   Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:26 pm

My pair of Bristlenoses used to without fail breed every 4-5 weeks.
But they have not bred for about 6 months or so. What can I do to rekindle the passion?
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Loach
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenoses have stopped breeding   Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:05 pm

perhaps a new frmale of new male
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Doug
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenoses have stopped breeding   Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:21 pm

yeah, new male or females.

either that or it might just be that it is now not their breeding season and you need to work harder to trigger them

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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenoses have stopped breeding   Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:04 am

You should be able to tell by your fishes behavior what is going on. Is the male still caving? Are the females getting nice and gravid? When the females look gravid enough are they spending time around the males cave?

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Loach
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenoses have stopped breeding   Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:38 am

som cool waterchanges might do good to get the whole season thing
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mmccannon
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenoses have stopped breeding   Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:01 am

As Kfenk pointed out, you must learn to read their behaviour.
But it is possible that they "rest" a bit. I had the same thing for 4 months, and after that, all went back to normal.

Keep us informed, please.
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Stannyblade
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenoses have stopped breeding   Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:27 am

mmccannon wrote:
As Kfenk pointed out, you must learn to read their behaviour.
But it is possible that they "rest" a bit. I had the same thing for 4 months, and after that, all went back to normal.

Keep us informed, please.

He is still in the cave all the time. May have to swap females around abit then

Thanks

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Stannyblade
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenoses have stopped breeding   Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:17 am

They have started again. Plus a new pair that I have grown on (unrelated) have also got wrigglers
Very Happy
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Carolan
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenoses have stopped breeding    Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:45 am

Sounds promising!
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