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  1. Default Long finned BNP questions


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    My LFS has some sweet long-finned albino BNP's for only 11 dollars a piece!! In the next month I want to hopefully breed them in my 29 gallon tank in which I also breed guppies. I wanted to know the best way to give them a hiding spot that will not look unnatural in my planted tank.

    1. Can I use driftwood to make a cave for them to hide in?

    2. How do you get them to breed?

    3. I want 1 male and 1 female, how can I tell the difference?

    4. What should I feed them other than my standard feeding if anything?
    29 gallon High-Tech Specs
    96 watt Quad T5HO
    Pressurized CO2(1 bps)
    Black flourite sand (60 lbs)
    I have 8 adult guppies, and an insane amount of babies
    Crazy High plant load (Jungle!)
    Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=115692

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    1. They prefer pvc pipe or clay caves (available at most small LFS or online). But also need / like driftwood - helps there digestion

    2. To get them to breed you just have a male 1-2 caves and 1-2 females. The male will claim a cave as his own, the female will go in, lay the eggs, male will chase her out and take care of them and protect the cave (to the point if you lift the cave out of the water he will go with it)

    3. Males have the bristles on the nose (a lot more at least) and the bodies are different - best to look up pics

    4. They love canned green beans, zucchini, cucumber, algae wafers, veggie sticks - mix it up for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantedGuppy View Post
    My LFS has some sweet long-finned albino BNP's for only 11 dollars a piece!! In the next month I want to hopefully breed them in my 29 gallon tank in which I also breed guppies. I wanted to know the best way to give them a hiding spot that will not look unnatural in my planted tank.

    1. Can I use driftwood to make a cave for them to hide in?

    2. How do you get them to breed?

    3. I want 1 male and 1 female, how can I tell the difference?

    4. What should I feed them other than my standard feeding if anything?
    1. You can. I like ceramic breeding caves. If looks are an issue get a breeding cave, cover in silicon and roll in whatever's on the bottom of your tank
    2. Keep the water clean, low nitrates. Feed well and varied, 85-90% good veg, rest some protein
    3. An adult male will have a head full of tentacles, a female will not
    4. Green veg, zucchini for example but also peas, spinach, sweet potatoe, green beans. Add the occasional sliver of cooked fish or a good cory wafer for protein.

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    Okay, thank you! I am excited about these!!

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    I have one in my 29g and I managed to get a male and they are just such cool looking fish mine is pushing at least 5 inches now and his mustache is getting really large/crazy looking. I bought pvc tubes and had them in there for my corys and pleco but they rarely used them mine just chills on driftwood all day but I'm not breeding them of course.
    Long time fish keeper most experience with CA/SA cichlids, natives like sunfish, and aggressive catfish.
    Currently have a 29g planted with 14 candy cane tetras, 6 sterbai corys, 6 melini corys, a rescued Siamese fighting fish and 1 mustache wearing albino longfin pleco.

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    You can also use bamboo caves for a more natural look. I got mine here and my BN's have bred in this.

    http://www.amazonmoosey.com/swampwoodbamboocaves.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGuy67 View Post
    I have one in my 29g and I managed to get a male and they are just such cool looking fish mine is pushing at least 5 inches now and his mustache is getting really large/crazy looking. I bought pvc tubes and had them in there for my corys and pleco but they rarely used them mine just chills on driftwood all day but I'm not breeding them of course.
    How about starting a new thread with pics of your tank and BNP?
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Rummynose Tetras and Cories

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    As soon as I can get a good cell camera/video I will mine sucks; I think a video of all 28 fish eating would be cool to watch I love watching every fish go nuts at once even my pleco eats in the day!
    Long time fish keeper most experience with CA/SA cichlids, natives like sunfish, and aggressive catfish.
    Currently have a 29g planted with 14 candy cane tetras, 6 sterbai corys, 6 melini corys, a rescued Siamese fighting fish and 1 mustache wearing albino longfin pleco.

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