I want to breed Albino Bushy Nose Plecos but didnt know if its better to have slightly acidic water of if its ok to have slightly hard water. no higher than 8.5
Forget the pH they "evolved" in, the common BN pleco can't even be traced to a definite source in the wild. I breed the buggers in hard, alkaline water and use coral in all my tanks to maintain a stable pH. I feed them twice daily with NLS pellets, and zucchini once weekly. After spawning, raising, and shipping out several hundred juvies I can guarantee you that soft, acidic water isn't necessary.
I agree.Agree with Todd completely. And most BN species definitely don't require blackwater conditions. Ancistrus species like the starlight/white seam BN (L183) do however.