View Full Version : Found one baby BN!

07-26-2010, 02:53 AM
While cleaning the tank I found a baby BN, it looks like he's more than a few days old, probably 1.25-1.5 cm.

I had no indication the two young BN's were mature enough for spawning, one is about 2.25" and the other is 2.5".

Also, I would assume most of the others did not hatch, or were eaten.

How old would a 1.5cm BN be?

Should I protect him somehow?

07-26-2010, 03:47 AM
The fry usually stay with the male until they've absorbed the yolk sacs, though sometimes the eggs or fry will get kicked out of the cave (or wherever they spawned) early. I wouldn't worry too much about this one, there will be hundreds more coming along over the next couple months. The Rams are most likely picking off the babies as they come across them.

07-27-2010, 02:31 AM
I was feeding my fish tonight and saw a tiny scurry under a rock. So I got curious and moved it a bit. There must be a dozen little bn.s under there, about 3/4 of an inch long. This in a 75 gal. community tank with 2 big rope fish that eat any baby they can catch, as well as other bigger fish. Not sure how they survived all the water changes either, becaause I am very aggressive with my gravel vac. Now to figure out what to do with them, as I already have 2 pairs that are claiming all the room. Well, I am just happy some made it.

07-27-2010, 02:36 AM
Your LFS should happily take them off your hands once they get a little size on them.

07-27-2010, 02:49 AM
Thanks Rich, I didn't think of that, but it's a good idea.thumbs2:

07-27-2010, 03:00 AM
umm whats a BN?

07-27-2010, 03:53 AM
umm whats a BN?
BN = Bristlenose pleco.

07-27-2010, 12:28 PM
Well: there's only one thing to say:
Congratulations!!!!!thumbs2: :19:

08-12-2010, 11:33 AM
Congrats on your new additions, hope when I eventually get my aquarium set up going I can also eventually start breeding BN, just love em.

08-12-2010, 07:05 PM
Nice! Good luck with them :D