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Old 10-23-2007, 12:42 AM   #1
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Breeding Bushynose Plecos


Yesterday at a fish auction I picked up a bag of peacock gudgeons and a pair of bushynose plecos. Anyone know how to breed the plecs? I know they like soft acidic water and you can change water right before a thunderstorm to replicate the rainy season, but is there anything else aside from that?
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:22 AM   #2
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Check this out...

http://www.planetcatfish.com/shanesw...article_id=244

Its on general pleco breeding with a few specifics to Ancistrus.

Im sure there are some other articles specific to Ancistrus on Planet Catfish...that was just the quickest I could find.

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http://www.planetcatfish.com
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:26 AM   #3
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I've been breeding bristlenose pleco for the past three months and i have to say they are they easiest egglayer I have ever breed. I virtually do nothing and they spawn every four weeks or so. I read somewhere that a dirty tank simulates what it would be like in a river bed when the water level drops during the dry season. Anyway, here are my specs:
  • 20 L with low light
  • Temp: 80 F
  • PH: 7 KH: 3-5 (don't really check these anymore)
  • Homemade clam shell spawning cave and malaysian driftwood. (Ancistrus are cave spawners and they like a cave with only one opening).
  • I have 1 male and three females. They are fed lightly boiled zuchinni, frozen string beans, algae wafers and froz. bloodworms.
  • When the male is seen inside the cave I know there are eggs. Eggs hatch in about 5 days. Fry feed on algae in tank after one week then onto zuc, and frozen frech-cut string beans (the split beans allows easier access to the soft part of the bean)
Side note: Ancistrus create alot of waste. Also, I do cold rain wayter water changes, but i'm not sure if it triggers them like it does with my blue rams and apistos.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:23 AM   #4
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The cooler water helps induce spawning. Best if before a storm but will most of the time work at anytime. Mine are in a 75 gal at 78 F with a ph of 7.4. When ever I change 20 to 30 % with cooler water they spawn. I use broken clay pots for this so that if I want I can remove the eggs to hatch in a smaller tank.

I have some now that will probably start hatching tomorrow. Here is a pic of the eggs.

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