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Author Topic: Mating bristlenose?  (Read 290 times)

topcat89

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Mating bristlenose?
« on: September 30, 2011, 07:41:12 pm »
Ok so I'm not sure if this is a silly question or not but can different species of bristlenose plecos mate? i.e I am looking at getting at starlight bristlenose and already have just a common type bristlenose. Could they form a mating pair?

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    Re: Mating bristlenose?
    « Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 08:08:25 pm »
    they could, but its generally frowned upon to try and mix species, why not get another common and try breeding them?

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    Re: Mating bristlenose?
    « Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 05:30:31 pm »
    They CAN as they are both Ancistrus but more than likely wont. However, saying that i keep my commons in a seperate tank to my 'L' no's just to be sure.

    Be sure however that you actually get starlight if that is what you want as a lot of the time you will be sold a 180 or 181 "peppermint" as they look very similar as juvies. Only the 183 (starlight) will keep their white seam.
    angels, clown loaches, apistos and loads of plecs!