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plecodragon
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PostSubject: How many fry do BN have?   Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:51 am

Sorry if this has been asked.

How many fry can a Bristlenose have in a batch? Are the numbers similar for albino BN?
My ABN male just released his fry and I counted close to 100. This could be two batches of eggs as my males seems to be in his cave all the time. I do hope he takes a break soon,or I will be removing his cave or his wives or maybe him.
Also of note I noticed one normal colored fry(not albino),but couldn't catch it.
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PostSubject: Re: How many fry do BN have?   Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:21 am

Hi,it depends on the age of the fish and a few other factors but the average I would say is 50 ish but this can vary with age and size.It is possible he had 2 batches it does happen.He will not take a break on his own he will need to be separated from the females so he can have a break.Why did you need to catch the coloured fry?

Don't remove his cave that will just stress him out,you need to seperate them but he still needs his cave.
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PostSubject: Re: How many fry do BN have?   Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:58 pm

I have 1f and 1m, both are small(too small I thought) ABN (2 1/2"m... 3"f). They just produced over 80 fry their first try.

I had a common pair that were much larger and they produced ~50 each time.
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PostSubject: Re: How many fry do BN have?   Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:34 pm

I have recently had a spawn with a Super Red and an Albino Longfin, and they produced between 100 and 150 fry, possibly more but very difficult to count. The only way to make a count is to take a photo, but even then they are not all vissible.
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PostSubject: Re: How many fry do BN have?   Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:08 pm

I wanted to catch the normal colored fry because it is unique and I am not feeding much in the main tank and I want it to get enough food. All my other BN are albinos. Saw it again today so maybe will get it. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How many fry do BN have?   Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi there,

Our female is about 3 years old and male about 2 years old and we have just had a clutch of 200 give or take 10.

We know this as we supply a local fish shop so have to count everyone and the ones we sell to other.

Lee and Melz
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