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|Subject: What age and length are BN going to breed? Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:19 am|| |
Hello, Steve Framke in Richmond Hill, Ga. First post.
I'm new to BN's and was wondering what age they are ready to breed? I've purchased a group of young ones a little over an inch how long it takes the from here to grow them out to adulthood. Also how long are they able to breed once mature?
Many Thanks, Steve
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|Subject: Re: What age and length are BN going to breed? Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:43 pm|| |
Hey Steve and welcome to bristlenose world
With Bristlenose it is more about age than size. You are generally looking for them to be about 9 months to a year old. This is when they are normally around 9cms long but there are records of them breeding shorter than that, or bigger
Normally they will have a good breeding life of a few years once they get going but it depends how hard you work them, particularly the males
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