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Offline bwarwicker

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Re: Prevent Bristlenose Breeding
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2013, 12:45:34 am »
One thing though, are they algae eaters? If so I would put a rock in some water in a window get some algae growing so they have something to graze on when they arrive. If they are herbivores like BN's then Novoplec wafers are good, and they also enjoy vegetables like Courgette.
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    Re: Prevent Bristlenose Breeding
    « Reply #16 on: July 05, 2013, 06:39:34 am »
    Why not taking two females or even just one (male or female). In my 150 litre I have two common females, in my 100 litre one L144-female.

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    Re: Prevent Bristlenose Breeding
    « Reply #17 on: July 05, 2013, 09:37:35 am »
    Why not taking two females or even just one (male or female). In my 150 litre I have two common females, in my 100 litre one L144-female.

    He's a fan of the big bushy bristles.
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    Re: Prevent Bristlenose Breeding
    « Reply #18 on: July 05, 2013, 12:11:22 pm »
     *lol* It's all about the big bushy bristles!! So females just won't cut it I'm afraid!
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    Re: Prevent Bristlenose Breeding
    « Reply #19 on: July 05, 2013, 12:24:18 pm »
    Only one male than!!!

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    Re: Prevent Bristlenose Breeding
    « Reply #20 on: July 05, 2013, 12:38:23 pm »
    But I want a pair... so he has some female company from his own species..
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    Re: Prevent Bristlenose Breeding
    « Reply #21 on: July 05, 2013, 12:53:28 pm »
    Than accept that they will breed (like rabbits). One other solution is having fish that will eat the fry i think,  orrrrrrr as a Fish Wisperer whisper in their ears they shouldn't breed hahahaha

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    Re: Prevent Bristlenose Breeding
    « Reply #22 on: July 05, 2013, 12:55:45 pm »
    One other possibility : take another species : Ancistrus Claro for instance had have only a few breedingcases in Europe !!!

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    Re: Prevent Bristlenose Breeding
    « Reply #23 on: July 05, 2013, 02:30:09 pm »
    I have 3 bristlenoses in the same tank, although it is quite a large tank.  2 males and 1 female, obviously didnt know the sex of them when I got them, as you can't tell until they get older.

    1 male and the female paired off and breed like rabbits, the other male just keeps to his area of the tank and don't bother them.  They have bred hundreds of times, but no fry last as the other fish pick them off eventually.   Nature I guess, I tend to leave them to their own devices.