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cubby
08-20-2010, 10:31 PM
my albino bristlenosed plecos have laid eggs. found them in a rock, in a hole.

so.

now what.

?(blush)

rich311k
08-20-2010, 10:56 PM
Dad will guard them until the fry are free swimming. Feed the fry soft veggies, nuke peas and cukes in a bit of water, depending on what else is in the tank, the little guys are pretty easy to raise. The parents will ignore them once dad lets them go.

cubby
08-20-2010, 11:15 PM
Dad will guard them until the fry are free swimming. Feed the fry soft veggies, nuke peas and cukes in a bit of water, depending on what else is in the tank, the little guys are pretty easy to raise. The parents will ignore them once dad lets them go.


they are in my 29 gallon community tank. do i need to move them?

i believe my stocking, in sig, is correct.

rich311k
08-20-2010, 11:16 PM
The loaches might eat them. Hard to say as I have never owned a clown loach.

cubby
08-25-2010, 02:55 AM
aaaaaaaaand now they are fry. any suggestions? i am betting these guys are fish food.

rich311k
08-25-2010, 03:03 AM
If you have ten gallon handy try and catch some. They will eat soften veggies and are pretty easy to raise.

Brhino
08-25-2010, 03:05 AM
the danios might target them as well. You could get a breeder net for them to live in until they're large enough to not look like food to the other fish, and/or you could get a fry tank set up. Even if its too late for this batch, fish that start breeding tend to keep breeding, so you'll probably get another chance if you're interested in raising young fish.

OrionXI
08-25-2010, 12:26 PM
congrats on the babies! Hope they do well! ^__^

cubby
08-26-2010, 11:57 PM
how should i feed them? i might attempt to move the female betta to the community tank, and move them in there.

chickenlady
08-27-2010, 01:48 PM
I don't special feed mine at all. They are in a 75 gal. community tank, and so far I have noticed 3 different age groups in there. Most are living under my driftwood, but one group is hanging out on my sponge filter. I feed both algae wafers, and shrimp pellets, as well as flakes, veggies and frozen bloodworms, and they sneak out at night as well as other times.If I can ever catch them they will go to a LFS . don't know how many hatched, or where, but there's about 15 or 20 now, some as big as an inch long.. Even a couple of albinos, which I will be keeping.

cubby
08-28-2010, 11:16 PM
bent to the pressure and bought a ten gallon. moved the whole rock they are hiding in, into it. dad didn't want to leave them so he is in there too. used the filter off the 5 gallon, plus the rock that they are in in pretty big (about 8x8x8) so hopefully the bacteria fills in quickly. here hoping!

Gisela
08-28-2010, 11:54 PM
Hope they will make it in the new tank. How many do you think you have?

Alasse
08-29-2010, 03:00 AM
Leave dad in there, i've found they do much better if a parent is with them. Also talking with other breeders it appears the fry actually require the parent as they eat some of their poop, which helps with the gut. Many have found moving them too soon the fry tend to die, move with an adult and they do much better

cubby
08-31-2010, 12:57 AM
Looks to be around 40 or so..... They are doing well! About half are swimming around the tank.

rich311k
08-31-2010, 01:24 AM
Congrats and good luck with them.