Thread: Breeding Bristlenose
12-21-2013, 08:54 PM #11
Okay, so I need to create some more hidey holes for the little guys! I took some advice from my favourite fish store to use some PVC piping that I can coat with gravel. I've made the pipe 20cm long so it will leave a little bit of space on either end for them. It is also wide enough to accommodate both parents with a bit of a tight fit.
I will also feed them a bit more regularly. However, the timing was almost perfect since the algae has grown quite a lot! (I discovered I was giving around 11 hours of triple T5 lighting. This has been cut down to 7 hours.)My journal....Swimming in South Africa:
12-21-2013, 08:57 PM #12
2. Depends on how proficient the male is. On a first clutch half isn't bad.
3. clean water, a good cave where he can fan easily
4. about every month
5. to get them in spawning condition again add a small sliver of fish or seafood weekly.
In my experience it's not at all unusual to have twice the number of fry than you see at first.
12-23-2013, 11:13 AM #13
This is hopefully going to be his future home. It is not quite finished as I will still add another layer of gravel.My journal....Swimming in South Africa: