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BrownBullhead

Member Since 15 May 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 15 2015 01:28 AM
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In Topic: Video: My Ancistrus sp. cf. Cirrhosus (Brown Bristlenose) juveniles at the al...

05 July 2009 - 08:02 PM

In my haste, I pulled the glass hinged lid off and threw it into a pail. I was panicked and of course, saw some dead fry. However, several hours later, when I was "cleaning up", I looked in the pail and saw that no doubt, at least 30 or so fry had stuck to the lid prior to removal from the aquarium! As of today, I still have about 50 or so fry that made it through the debacle. I had been tardy about maintaining the substrate behind the decor, so in fact I think it was just a bad timing thing; but the good news is I did not suffer a total loss! Thank you for your concerns! :)

In Topic: Video: My Ancistrus sp. cf. Cirrhosus (Brown Bristlenose) juveniles at the al...

03 July 2009 - 10:48 PM

I don't have them anymore! :(

I don't know if this is bad karma or something, but within 8 hours of posting that video, I had a complete filter stoppage and mass fry dieoff in there! :( I would say 96% mortality. What is ironic is I had done water changes maybe 24 hours prior. My other five tanks are OK and all equipment running as normal. :( Well, at least it's an easy to spawn species ... but still!

In Topic: Request help to ID my Ancistrus, which just spawned! ;)

19 October 2008 - 12:30 AM

Doing some maintenance this evening, I found a female in the bottom tank of my rack that I *thought* I had, but didn't see her for a long time. It could be wishful thinking, but in my eyes, she even appears to be gravid. I moved her to the 20 with the "pair", which should hopefully become a "trio". Now, the male has two options, which should keep him from tiring one poor girl.

Now, if I added a second spawning log, would it be possible for him to have to separate broods that he would maintain? Keep in mind I lost the original brood, but just thinking for future breeding.



In Topic: Request help to ID my Ancistrus, which just spawned! ;)

18 October 2008 - 09:05 PM

I bought a new piece of Malaysian Driftwood that is definitely the "focal point" in this setup, spanning 16" at its highest point, 20" at its longest point, and 12" wide at its widest point.

I want to take advantage of the tannis in this "fresh" wood from the LFS. Also, I bought Tetra BlackWater Extract to attempt to mimic the natural habitat of this species. The fish are already showing better colour than before. Photography will be somewhat difficult in this "black water" setup. wink.gif

The male is still staying inside his spawning log alot, which is kind of weird. The female has been more active since I did the above changes; she seemed to be hiding alot during the last three days or so.

I will post photos of the setup when I get a chance.

ScotCat: Our local water is very hard but the unusual thing is that between 23:00 and 18:00, all fry were gone, and no bodies were visible anywhere. sad.gif I am hoping that with my new setup as described above, I can change the aquarium environment to be more favourable to the Ancistrus requirements.

In Topic: Request help to ID my Ancistrus, which just spawned! ;)

16 October 2008 - 11:13 PM

I was only running a sponge filter, and on low. I dunno, I'll wait and see, but next time after they spawn, I am removing the female and leaving the male alone with the eggs and fry.