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Photo Caption: Frankie the Bristlenose pleco! He's the daddy to several clutches of fry.
freshwater fish - ancistrus sp. - bushy nose pleco l-144 stocking in 125 gallons tank - Frankie the Bristlenose pleco! He's the daddy to several clutches of fry.

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State: Florida
Country: United States
Description: Tank is 72" L x 18" W x 24" H. It has sump filtration and florescent lights.
Advice: The internet is your friend--RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH.
Fish Kept: Oscars, Plecos, Pictus Catfish, a Bullhead.
Corals/Plants: Moss Ball, Anubias.
Tank Size: 125 gallons

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Once they started, it was hard to stop them! I had the mom and dad in a 29g tank with plenty of driftwood and hiding places. Usually breeders suggest a long cave of about 6in (like pvc pipe), but mine refused to use those kind and instead used shallow holes in the driftwood or the insides of a fake sea shell. The water perims weren't anything special. Neutral pH, hard water, nitrAtes 20 or below. The eggs were laid and hatched within a few days. The babies ate pretty much the same as the adults. I added a lot of vegis like cucumber, along with their steady diet of algae wafers and shrimp pellets. Hope that helped! They're cute lil' critters. fish avatar
hey did u find it easy to breed the bristlenoses?if so, how do u go about it? fish avatar

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