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Denis Goulding
12-12-2009, 01:24 AM
Well good news, my male has dissappeared 3 days now, seen a flicker of a tail in the cave.. Hes in there alright. Female is out and feeding and male will not leave the cave, even for his favourite munch, green garden peas..Female looks half as fat now, she has dropped her eggs.... 2 more days and i will investigate

Heres hoping...........

rich311k
12-12-2009, 01:25 AM
Good luck! It sure sounds like he is tending eggs.

Northernguy
12-12-2009, 01:30 AM
:19: Thats really cool.
I hope they have many!lol

R2 Ranch
12-12-2009, 01:30 AM
Congrats to your upcoming addition!thumbs2:

Deleted User
12-12-2009, 01:55 AM
Best of luck thumbs2:

Algenco
12-12-2009, 01:57 AM
yep, sounds like he's gaurding eggs, may be 2 weeks before you see them

Denis Goulding
12-12-2009, 04:56 AM
2 weeks,,, cannot even get a peek in there... Will try with the camera later.. thanks guys pics will be up as soon as i get them..
Regards.
Denis

Zincubus
12-16-2009, 10:39 AM
Urgent help please .

I just pulled out my TUFA rock disdlay to enable a good vacuuming session but my MALE bristlenose was reluctant to let go of his piece of rock he and his wife usually just drop out back into the water quite happily . I then noticed about 10 or 15 egg like things but they seemed to be covered in a white mucus or something. Have they spawned and the eggs just rotted or is the white layer a protective cover ?

I put the rock back and added the other pieces and the male bristlenose was back in place on the same bit of rock . Could he be holding some HEALTHY eggs or even young babies ??

So confused I hope I havenít ruined things for the happy couple 

Zincubus
12-16-2009, 10:21 PM
He's still fanning either the eggs or young so maybe we may get a couple of babies :)

Rue
12-16-2009, 10:40 PM
Good luck! Hope you get your babies!

Whatcha gonna do with them all if they make it?

Zincubus
12-16-2009, 11:27 PM
Keep them or pass on to my daughter if there is a few.

Would he still bother fanning if the eggs were dead ?

Zincubus
12-17-2009, 05:15 PM
mmm stopped fanning and left the nest !

Denis Goulding
12-18-2009, 02:46 AM
My daddy bn still on nest 1 baby escaped the cave and have him in a breeder tank, waiting for the dad to come out but no sign of him leaving cave, he seems to clean the cave out at night...good parents..


I dont know what has ahappeened to ur eggs, this is a learning curve for me aswell, i hope ur next batch are better,,,

U have a male and female any pics, pics of eggs etc,, water ph, ammonia level, nitrate nitrites, kh and gh.. all will help,,, i will help as much as i can.. sorry for delayed post.
regards,
Denis

Algenco
12-18-2009, 10:55 AM
My daddy bn still on nest 1 baby escaped the cave and have him in a breeder tank, waiting for the dad to come out but no sign of him leaving cave, he seems to clean the cave out at night...good parents..


I dont know what has ahappeened to ur eggs, this is a learning curve for me aswell, i hope ur next batch are better,,,

U have a male and female any pics, pics of eggs etc,, water ph, ammonia level, nitrate nitrites, kh and gh.. all will help,,, i will help as much as i can.. sorry for delayed post.
regards,
Denis


they will come out 1-2 at a time over several days

Denis Goulding
12-19-2009, 05:48 AM
I now have 2 baby bn's, cool fish....Waiting on tank to cycle before removing cave and baby bns from their home at the moment..
The baby bns looked a little undernourished, but i will sort that.. pics soon..

rich311k
12-19-2009, 12:37 PM
Very cool. Throw in some peas for them. They love nice mushy peas.

toddnbecka
12-19-2009, 07:25 PM
I've raised hundreds of baby BN on NLS Grow pellets 2x daily and veggies once weekly.

Denis Goulding
12-26-2009, 05:00 AM
well there are lots buzzing around the tank now and mammy is getting fat again.. I did a count i think there are twenty, but really hard to see.
Will get the camera out soon.
Thanks guys