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jewie
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PostSubject: stepdad bristlenose   Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:01 am

ok its been a while since my last lot of bristlenose eggs but i lifted the driftwood yesterday and noticed a nice clump of orange!

so i moved the driftwood to my grow tank without the dad bristlenose but placed the wood so the air bubbler was flowing air past the eggs. ( just experimenting this time round)

well thismorning i had a look and seen a male i already had in the tank has taken over the egg protecting duties. im now hoping this lot are a success.

i will keep you all posted.
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PostSubject: Re: stepdad bristlenose   Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:59 pm

Awww that is so sweet.I have never heard of this before and am surprised,he's a keeper Smile
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PostSubject: Re: stepdad bristlenose   Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:53 am

it happens every now and again. Because having eggs increases the likelyhood of him breeding if he comes across some unprotected eggs he might take them over. I know that some L number breeders deliberatly take the male L away and send in a bristlenose stepdad as they are less picky and less likely to eat the eggs

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PostSubject: Re: stepdad bristlenose   Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:44 am

Fascinating. That's something I didn't know. Hope stepdad does a good job for ya Good Job

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PostSubject: Re: stepdad bristlenose   Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:33 pm

Stepdad idea is very interesting... especially swapping in a Bn. Thanks for the info! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: stepdad bristlenose    Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:13 am

Wow! Never even imagined such a thing as a step-dad in fish!- yes like Bristlenoses said "he's a keeper"-how cute!!! and extremely fascinating!!!
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PostSubject: Re: stepdad bristlenose   Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:42 am

i checked today and the eggs are still there but they look like they have a coating on them?...
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PostSubject: Re: stepdad bristlenose   Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:01 am

Sounds like could be fungus... I'd pick out the pale ones and put the rest in a tumbler. pale
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PostSubject: Re: stepdad bristlenose   Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:34 pm

They may of been left too long before you found them,that's a shame.what does the coating look like?
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PostSubject: Re: stepdad bristlenose   Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:49 pm

Could be fungus as was already said, maybe try and save the orange/yellow ones and put them in a fry saver, and the others maybe too far gone. I am sorry.

Sometimes as was my experience last year, because the Dad died, they had a coating on them but with good aeration, many of them turned out okay and became orange /yellow again. scratch

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