Well, like title says I finally have confirmed eggs from my L-183 plecos. I have had several times that I thought I had breeding activity and the male guarding, fanning, and all kinds of things my imagination good trick me into thinking my plecos had bred. But NOW I have actually seen the egg clump that the male is guarding in his bamboo cave. YAY ! I do realize that the journey is just starting but male guarding actual eggs is a good start.
The eggs were most likely deposited yesterday. I noticed for the first time yesterday the female in the cave at the same time with the male and was hopeful. Now I need to quickly get educated on what to feed the fry. I want to be ready if the male does a good job and successfully hatches the young. I think I've read that it's about 4 days until hatch and then? approx. 1 week? till fry need to eat?
I usually feed a rotating diet to the adults of zucchini, kale, garden lettuce or green beans. Will the fry eat this as well? any other ideas to feed the fry? I do have those algae wafers but the adults aren't very interested in them.
Any advice about the fry is appreciated.