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Batt4Christ
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PostSubject: My first post - Glad I found this board!   Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:22 pm

I am so glad I found this page! I have grown very attached to Ancistrus!

Thought I would post a couple of pictures of my own:



That guy is in my 55g tank, with three angelfish, a school of Blue/Red Columbian Tetras, a school of Rummynose Tetras, a few Corydoras , and a single Siamese Algae Eater. The tank is generally medium to heavy planted, though I have recently thinned it out.

My other tank is a 29g that is definitely a "heavy" planted tank. It is home to a male and female albino ancistrus - the male is a Butterfly albino. I cannot find a picture on this computer to upload of them.

Of interest (at least to me) - several months back, I had let the 29g become EXTREMELY overgrown. The tetras tank were having a hard time finding swimming room!). AT the time, there was a school of Blue/Red Columbians in the tank. First I noticed a massive hatch of those tetras. Then I noticed that the pair of Ancistrus had also had a batch of fry - as I counted 20+ tiny juveniles. Unfortunately, I was unable to save any of them. They were in the tank one evening, the next - gone. They pair hasn't apparently "tried" again.
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PostSubject: Re: My first post - Glad I found this board!   Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:08 pm

Hi and welcome to Bristlenoseworld


Bristlenoses Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My first post - Glad I found this board!   Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:36 am

Hello! Maybe someone here can help you get your guys Into top shape for breeding. To start, try feeding them cucumber, zucchini, or no salt added green beans on a daily basis. Do they have a cave? Wood? Tell us more Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first post - Glad I found this board!   Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:17 pm

Welcome mate Very Happy

Sorry to hear you lost your first batch. It's likely to have been something wrong with the water. Try conditioning your pair. There's lots of info here in the forums to help you out and lots of helpful people!
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JohnnyAMH
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PostSubject: Re: My first post - Glad I found this board!   Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:30 pm

Hi, I'm new here too!
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PostSubject: Re: My first post - Glad I found this board!   Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:34 am

Batt4Christ wrote:

My other tank is a 29g that is definitely a "heavy" planted tank. It is home to a male and female albino ancistrus - the male is a Butterfly albino. I cannot find a picture on this computer to upload of them.

Of interest (at least to me) - several months back, I had let the 29g become EXTREMELY overgrown. The tetras tank were having a hard time finding swimming room!). AT the time, there was a school of Blue/Red Columbians in the tank. First I noticed a massive hatch of those tetras. Then I noticed that the pair of Ancistrus had also had a batch of fry - as I counted 20+ tiny juveniles. Unfortunately, I was unable to save any of them. They were in the tank one evening, the next - gone. They pair hasn't apparently "tried" again.

Hi, and welcome!
The disappearance of the BN fry is not a mystery if the school of adult Colombian Tetras was left in the tank? They would have eaten any emerged BN fry. Did the male BN have a cave,? If not, the tetras may have also gotten to the rest of the fry and your pair may not feel secure enough to spawn again, or have spawned and the tetras are discovering the wigglers or eggs sooner.

Sarah
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PostSubject: Re: My first post - Glad I found this board!   Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:01 pm

welcome mate!

Breeding the bristlenose is cool. breeding the tetra is more impressive though!

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