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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have a wiggler

I have three BN plecos that I received from a local aquarium club in Bellingham. There are two females and one male. I have noticed that the male has been sticking pretty close to a small cave that I have in the tank. I looked in the cave today with a flashlight and lo and behold I have eggs. Some of them are kind of yellow colored and some are kind of clear looking. How long will they take to hatch, and do I do any thing special for the fry when the hatch.

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Hi, I do breed albino bristlenose pleco too.

When there are eggs, the male will protect until it hatch. Once it hatched, the babies still has york with them, don't touch or do anything to those babies, leave it alone then about 5 days later, the york will go away and then babies can freely swim out of the pot.

You can feed them with fresh veggies (cucumber, etc..) .

If you have a long finned, it will look more pretty

Trust me, once the adults like your tank water, they will breeds like crazy each every month I believe.
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So should I move the cave with the male in it to another breeding box located inside the same tank. I will be selling or giving them away later on and I think it would be a pina to try and catch them later on. The box does have some guppy fry in it, would it be ok to leave them in there.

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Here is the point: leave the pot alone in the same tank until the eggs hatched. Once it hatched, don't worry the baby can't swim right away for about at least 5 days, they will be in pot. You can just wait for the papa swim out the pot and then take entire pot to different tank , use your flashlight check the pot see how's those baby doing in there .... once they are freely swim .. you can remove the pot and put it back in old tank.

Remember make sure none of the babies are in the pot anymore ..


NOTE: while you are taking the pot out the papa tank, be careful, don't drop your pot back in tank .. hold it careful and slowly move it out of the tank .
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Pleco Eggs

So some of the eggs are yellow colored and some look clear what does that mean. Ok I will wait for them to hatch before moving them. Here is a pic of papa pleco in front of the cave.
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I do not know, but I heard some people say, yellow eggs are your pleco (baby) later will be in light yellow color .. and clear eggs are will be in white color pleco . It's about the gene


For food: If you treat the cucumber, spinach .. cut in half .. put in microwave for about 30 seconds .. let it cool down a bit and then put in tank for them to eat ... pleco will love it ...
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So does that mean I could have possibly have two different colored babies. That would be cool.

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Yes, if you female is albino and the papa is regular of that color. You possible might get two different colors gene.
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Albinism is pretty common in those guys. Still worth more. Be prepared for way more plecos than you ever dreamed.
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FYI: Once you took out the pot from papa tank. Your other tank must have heater and bubbles ready for the new babies in pot ... they DONT like cold tank or none bubbles.
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All the plecos are of the same coloring as the one in the pic. I will update once they all hatch.

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The breeder box I will be putting them in is inside the tank that they are in now, it has an air stone already going in it with the guppy fry. I was planning on using the box for my blue rams when they spawn oh well will have to think of something else for them. I do have a ten gallon that I just reset up that I could place them in later on when they get bigger.

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my brown long fin male and albino blue eye short fin female had all yellow eggs. i will find pics if you want
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That would be great. I am just wondering if the clear ones are viable.

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when i turned light on it spooked him and he kicked out part of the eggs but you can see the color


wigglers


free from eggs but still have yoke, they kinda just scoot around for a few days

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