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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    True.

    I am considering trying in a pond that would be about 10 ft x 10 ft by 8 ft. I assume that would be enough space or do they need a more conventional breeding pond?
    That sounds fine limited space just means limiting the number of fish you add you could aslo add root structures and other wood to create plenty of territory/refuge from aggression

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    Just spoke with my coworker and he had a good info

    I didn't think it would work the mud directly on bottom because they burrow there holes in the sides closer to the surface.

    So he suggested maybe have large pieces of PVC you could suspended into the water a foot maybe that could recreate the holes they would use and you could lift them out to remove eggs or fry.

    He also mentioned making sure to have a ton of wood for tannins

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    Thanks for all your help.

    If i do it i am sure i will add big trunks to the water. i have a number if 5-6 ft pieces i could use. I could also add Indian almond leaves for extra tannins ( a few would fall in naturally)

    Regarding the mud. How close to the surface to they like to tunnel? I could do a ledge with mud and plant it with papyrus to keep it in place.
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    Do you have to remove the eggs or can you just treat it like a permanent breeding where the fry grows out with the parents. Plecos are normally not a treat to free swimming fry. (provided they are by themselves of course)
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    Below the waters surface about a foot.

    In a pond setting I think you could allow the fry to stay in with parents :)

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    That stone work with the brick in your barb pond journal the first picture looks like it would work nicely

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    Maybe but they are too small for an adult over 10 inches.

    Might have to considering building a pond with a mud area on one side. I will have to think about it. barbs first.
    but it would be nice to breed them since they are hard to come by here. Import rules. Only one store who regularly caries them (or any other sucker-mouth catfish).
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    Always good to think it over for awhile.

    I was wondering what the draw was towards plecos lol over here in FL our natural water ways are loaded with them and a big business is going to gather pleco eggs
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    I was wondering what the draw was towards plecos lol over here in FL our natural water ways are loaded with them and a big business is going to gather pleco eggs
    Well. The biggest attraction is that i LOVE large plecos and that i wanted to breed them for a while. I would love to try my hands on breeding the sailfin pleco as well if i could get it.

    The fact that they are hard to come by helps me justif devoting a pond to them. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Well. The biggest attraction is that i LOVE large plecos and that i wanted to breed them for a while. I would love to try my hands on breeding the sailfin pleco as well if i could get it.

    The fact that they are hard to come by helps me justif devoting a pond to them. LOL
    It would be a fascinating project to vicariously enjoy. I'm hopeful that you will decide to do one.

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