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Location : Perth, WA
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Registration date : 2014-05-27

PostSubject: First time breeding= success   Tue May 27, 2014 9:43 am

I have always loved fish and though id start my tank up again, I wanted only bristlenose's and started looking up the best ways to breed them. thank you very very much to people on this forum whose tips were amazingly helpful

I started with an 80lt tank, 3 breeding caves (terracotta pot bases with grinded out entrances) a few shells and some drift wood, pH set to 6.8 and temp to 26 degrees
I bought 7 peppermint bristlenose fry and them in there for about a week
I then went and bought a female of around 8cm from a local breeder and introduced her to the tank, she started eating well and wasn't too shy
I then added a male of around 10.5cm from another breeder and he was a bit more shy to begin with but also always came out to eat
I feed them 2 pieces of cucumber every night and remove when i wake up.
Then started ( as suggested on here) changing 30% of the water every second day, and then when a storm hit, I changed 50% of the water.
After about 4 days I added water from a friends tank who had breeding birstlenoses, along with 6 of their fry which she did not want
The next day the male and female were hanging out near a shell alot with a hole in the bottom, and ever since the male as not left that hole and only stick his head out every now and then. he is constantly fanning so i assume he has eggs
If they are successful then I shall Post up some photos and things
Cheers again for everyone success stories as it really helped me out!
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Location : Adelaide, South Australia
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Registration date : 2010-05-08

PostSubject: Re: First time breeding= success   Wed May 28, 2014 1:17 am

Thats awsome news mate!

It is not often that people have success with peppermints so early in the game so  Good Job 

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