Albino Bristlenosed babies!
Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:31 AM
I would hazard a guess there are between 30 and 40 of them and definitely some more eggs in with the big male. To say I am one happy aquarist is an under statement. At first I didnt pay him much attention as I thought he was just checking out the new real estate. HA!
They are currently with roughly 7 or 8 other ABN's from juvenile to Mum and Dad size. If these rascals keep on like this they are going into my 55 gallon tank as a breeding colony.
I also while away picked up half a dozen C. Sodalis and half a dozen C. Ephippifer.
That puts me at 10 different Corrys I am trying to breed.
Off to bed with a smile.
Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:54 AM
I read in this article it is probably the male releasing pheromones into the water that sets things moving. Maybe it does it for the other bristnoses as well.
If anyone has any ideas of how big a tank I need to put the baby's in to get them to maximum size please do not hesitate to let me know.
Thanks in advance
Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:34 PM
When I was breeding BN's I grew them on in a 30" x 16" x 12",
However, I filtered the tank with a large external power filter that I cleaned out every 18 to 21 days.
Its my old addage; I look on it as I am not keeping a tank, I am keeping water.
Feeding BN's so that as in the wild where most of the day is taken up feeding & growing; and I try to duplicate this, as best I can. Feeding in quantity usually has a dire effect on water quality, so plenty of water changes as well needs to be carried out in order to keep the water , "sweet",
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:55 AM
Growing like weeds and will definitely need a bigger tank than the 20 they are in. I was recently given a 51 gallon tank weird dimensions 48 x 13 x 19 and that will be their new home once the move is completed.
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