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Kazzer1
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PostSubject: Hi from West Yorkshire   Hi from West Yorkshire EmptyMon May 06, 2013 10:01 pm

Hi all

I am a noobie here but not a noobie to fish keeping.

My tank is a Jewel 300. 4' x 18" x 18" housing 2 clown loaches, tetras of various breeds, 2 x blue rainbow fish, 3 red line torpedo barbs, 2 adult bristlenose plecs and one baby, 3 siamese algae eaters and 3 rosy barbs. I am running an external Fluval 405 filter and my substrate is part sand part gravel. It has been running for approximately 3 years.

My bristlenose plecs have spawned at least twice with a possibility of a third time.

I have cleaned out my tank today and picked up a rock where I found the male plec and a clutch of very orange eggs, the problem was I couldn't place the rock down without crushing the male plec so decided to remove the rock and put in my spare tank which has no fish but has been running for several months (supposed to be used as a QT tank) as it is at the moment I do not intend on getting any new fish for some time so I am able to use the QT tank as a fry tank for the time being. I did think of removing the male plec and putting that in the fry tank with the eggs but have decided not to do this on watching the male I believe there may be another batch of eggs that he is minding at the moment.

The fry tank has a small internal filter, air stone and heater. I have placed the eggs over the air bubbles from the air stone so hopefully that will airiate the eggs. I would be greatful if someone could advise me if this is the right thing for me to do or if there is something else I should be doing for the little eggs. The eggs I think were laid maybe 2 or 3 days ago so I am expecting them to hatch in the next few days.

Thanks in advance

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from West Yorkshire   Hi from West Yorkshire EmptyMon May 06, 2013 10:54 pm

welcome Smile

Sounds like a nice tank. Good luck with the eggs. keep the water movement up to reduce the chance of fungal infection and all should be good Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Hi from West Yorkshire   Hi from West Yorkshire EmptyMon May 06, 2013 11:02 pm

So by having the air stone directly under the eggs should be ok then and the filter moving the water in general.

Not too sure now that the plecs have spawned again as the male is spending alot of time out and about at the moment. But I don't want to take any chances
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Thank you for the lovely welcome everyone
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from West Yorkshire   Hi from West Yorkshire EmptySun May 12, 2013 1:37 pm

Just a little update.....

The eggs have all hatched (approximately 20 of them). The babies have eaten their eggs and are now swimming around a little. I have an internal filter which as a precaution I have put a toe end from an old pair of tights over the intake of the filter so they don't get sucked up into it.

I have a few brown babies (about 5 or 6) the rest of the babies are albino. Mum is albino and dad is brown. Problem I have now is that I have no idea what I am going to do with 20 baby bristlenose plecs. Hubby says sell them but the LFS round here give sod all for, only half of what they can sell the fish for, the LFS sell fish bristlenose for £8.50, I suppose half of what they sell them for gives me £4.25 each so 20 of them (if there is 20 will give me £85, not bad actually) might have a word with the shop next weekend when I'm over there.

They won't be ready for a little while yet though I can't believe how quick they grow in the first few days of their lives.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from West Yorkshire   Hi from West Yorkshire EmptySun May 12, 2013 2:54 pm

Hi,if you can get 4.00 each for them that is excellent.I can only get about 2.00 each and even for super reds and lemons that's all I get.Best to keep them till they are about 3 to 4 cms at least.



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