View Full Version : Bristlenose Breeding

10-21-2010, 12:51 PM
By pure chance I managed to get a pair of breeding bristlenose plecos, both were bought a different times and were supposed to be rubberlip pleco's, reason for this that my LFS sold rubberlips for $8 and wanted $28 - $35 for bristlenose.

Had one in my 30 for a couple months and the other in a ten and when my 75 was ready both were moved to it and have been breeding like crazy, I know the female will lay eggs and the male will tend to them and they hatch in 5-7 days and he will guard them for another week till their big enough to be own their own.

Does the female lay eggs again as soon as the other fry are out of the nest are does she do it like once a month. It's only been two months since they started breeding and we already have three batches and the male is back on the nest again, is this normal for them to breed so fast ?

10-21-2010, 12:59 PM
Yes they can be quite prolific. The male will invite several females in if he can.