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carptamer
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PostSubject: how big do l183s need to be to breed    how big do l183s need to be to breed  EmptySat Feb 26, 2011 1:35 pm

just as im aquiring 5 at 2 and a half inchs plus and wondering if they can breed at that size or not any info on this would be gratefull and can they be kept with l134 or not as my mate was wondering if to put them together im a bit unsure myself? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: how big do l183s need to be to breed    how big do l183s need to be to breed  EmptySat Feb 26, 2011 2:01 pm

I think common BNs start to breed at around 3 inches, so i am guessing that it would be roughly the same for L183, are these starlights to make sure...

although i am not entirely sure, wait for a few more answers

Hope this helps

James
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PostSubject: Re: how big do l183s need to be to breed    how big do l183s need to be to breed  EmptySat Feb 26, 2011 2:35 pm

I would say my female is around 4 inches and the male about 5. But i do have a slightly smaller pair that have produced eggs, but no young as yet.
Hope this helps,
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PostSubject: Re: how big do l183s need to be to breed    how big do l183s need to be to breed  EmptySat Feb 26, 2011 9:56 pm

they need to be bigger than common bristlenose as they are a larger species in general. They mature later too, anywhere from 15-18 months i have been told. I have always bought mature fish so i am not sure myself.

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PostSubject: Re: how big do l183s need to be to breed    how big do l183s need to be to breed  EmptySat Feb 26, 2011 10:04 pm

AH some info for me too, thanks for the correction Doug
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