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 Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!

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leewelch29
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PostSubject: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:02 pm

Hi all,

Well we have our lastest clutch of fry, They are 4 weeks old and growing well. I will post the water peramtiters tomorrow as we have just done a water change as Male and Female only been back in the same tank for a day.

We have about 200 fry at 4 weeks old and about 20 fry at 2 & 1/2 months old.

We have never done anything special to get the plecs breeding in April last year we went on holiday and did a big water change on our 60ltr tank.(prob about 30%) while we where away we had a text from the Mother-in-law saying we had baby plecs "what do I do?".

Well not sure what to do we told her leave them and just put in extra fine catfish food and we would have to do some research. We got home to find yes we did have baby plecs and ever since then we have to seprate the mum and dad plec to prevent breeding and over crowding.

We have recently bought a 160ltr tank which we now to grow out our plecs.

As I said I will post water peratiter tomorrow as we are exspecting eggs in next few day!!!

Lee
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Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:06 pm

Fresh or blanched veg are great starter foods for fry
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:24 pm

Lovely story Lee,do you just feed catfish food?What food is it please?
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leewelch29
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:30 pm

Jeff wrote:
Fresh or blanched veg are great starter foods for fry

Hi Jeff

Never again we will feed baby Plecs any blanced or fresh veg. We did that with our first batch and lost over 60%.

I know people who do that and get great results but our personal exsprience of this type of feeding are not good so we avoid it.

Lee
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:32 pm

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Lovely story Lee,do you just feed catfish food?What food is it please?

JMC Catfish Pellets and Aquarian Algee wafers.

Lee
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:59 pm

Great story Good Job Wow 200 fry is a lot, how big is the female? Shocked

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leewelch29
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:47 pm

Our female is about 8 inches and fully grown and over 3 years old.
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:49 pm

200 is a lot!!

good work! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:10 am

Wow-very prolific pair you have!!! Thanks for sharing the food of choice!
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:48 pm

8 inches ! ? Are you sure?
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:05 pm

I had a male who was once 21cms (just over 8 inches), so it is not out of the question Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:27 am

Wow 8 inches for a female I am amazed !!
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:32 am

Yep, she has couple drops East German sportswoman's blood in her. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:09 am

+1 for East Germany womens sports team reference
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PostSubject: Re: Our Bristle Nose Breeding Story!!   Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:11 pm

I'd call her Frau Schmidt.
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