View Full Version : common and albino plecos mated!!

09-14-2009, 12:12 AM
Ok last night I watched two of my plecos that are in my oscar tank mate. The female is a common and the male is an common albino.

I have placed a divider in the tank so the eggs don't get eaten. What can I expect the fry to look like when they grow up? Will they be albino, brown or will I have a mix of color?

09-14-2009, 12:19 AM
You should have a mix...but I can't say for sure.

09-14-2009, 12:25 AM
You will definatly have some of each! I might even get one with both the genes but thats rare. Pics would be nice! lol

09-14-2009, 12:25 AM
Neato!! You'll have to post pics when they grow big enough to tell!

I hope they're marbled! :lol:

09-14-2009, 12:45 AM
How long until the eggs hatch and when will their color start to show?

09-14-2009, 12:56 AM
Read this;http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/pleco/common.php

09-14-2009, 02:19 AM
Thanks 4 the link Northernguy. It was very educational!

Do u have any links that explain how the eggs develope?

09-14-2009, 03:24 AM
I could be wrong but I would expect to get all brown fry from that cross. Typically albino is a recessive trait, which means you'll only get albino fry if the brown adult happens to carry one copy of the albino mutation which is pretty rare in standard plecos from what I understand.

Either way though good luck with the fry!!

10-01-2009, 04:19 AM
2 nights ago I had to put another divider in the tank cause 2 albino plecos decided to mate now I know I will have albino fry. I'm so excited!

10-01-2009, 06:36 AM
good for you , keep us posted!
will be cool to get some pictures when they ll be older to smile...;-)

10-01-2009, 10:49 AM
Definitely post pics of those babies!

10-03-2009, 06:57 PM
Ok I got a question. I understand that a few of the pleco fry will die in the process of growing up. Anyways I found 43 dead fry between the 2 sectioned off parts of the tank this morning. I also observed my oscars that are now restricted to a little over half the tank (cause of the dividers) are "ramming" the divider. So that brings me to my questions. Why are the oscars behaving this way and why was there so many dead fry this morning?

Water parameters:
225g tank
Ammonia: 0
Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: 10ppm

Thanks 4 the help!

10-03-2009, 07:07 PM
It sounds like the oscars want a snack!
An oscar tank is no place to raise any fry.lol
Have they got through the divider yet? They will or they will knock it over when they figure out how.

10-04-2009, 02:45 AM
Besides the fact that they'll want that food they could also want the full swimming space they're used to.

10-06-2009, 08:02 PM
Ok I replaced the 2 clear dividers with one black divider. Now the fry are all mixed together and confined to 1/4 of the tank instead of 1/3. After I put the black divider in all the oscars stopped "ramming" it.

10-06-2009, 08:21 PM
So the fry are doing well?

10-08-2009, 04:26 PM
Sounds like the oscars stressed them out thus killing them.