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Albino Bn Fry, Yeaaahh
June 15, 2008
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Richy
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Male BN has been in the barnacle for over a week now and never noticed any eggs or fry in there, until now /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> I think it was a week yesterday that I saw her barge in and kick him out.
I was doing a waterchange and he buggered out so i grabbed the torch and seen 5 fry swimming about with yoke sacks /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> I'm not sure how many more is in there but it's the first time they've actually produced any.
I think I might have to rehome my male CT to another tank as I don't trust the grump git /mad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":mad:" border="0" alt="mad.gif" />
I wish I'd know it wasn't a dry run as i'd of had the grow up tank sorted /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />
Say hi to Mr & Mrs BN /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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June 16, 2008
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Good lad Richy! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> Is this the first species you´ve spawned? I´d be wary of the catfish and loaches as well as the Betta... /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

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June 16, 2008
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Cheers Matt, no i've spawned others aswell /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Well they did it themselves lol
Convicts, guppy's, angels and kribs but i wasn't trying to breed them. These BN's I DID specifically want to breed and so far so good /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> I just counted 9 and i'm sure there's more hiding but i can't see round corners and Mr BN shot back in when he saw me with the torch lol I'm setting the growout tank up and might move the barnacle and him on the next spawn as i don't want to disturb them on the first real run.
I've lots of wood and plants so hopefully they'll be ok for hiding.
My freind hasn't put his barnacle back in his tank as they wouldn't stop breeding, he's offloading well over 100 from 5 spawns.

June 17, 2008
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that's great news. fingers crossed they will continue to spawn.
i've got 300+ bristlenose fry now, both brown and albino,lol.

June 18, 2008
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cheers Keith, I think you need to extend your shed lol
Spotted 20+ tonight and yoke sacks very small now so god knows how many more are in there. I didn't have time to get the camera as he saw me spying /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> Good sign that he's protective though /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

June 21, 2008
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got a better look tonight, there's alot more than I first thought. Think I'll need a bigger growout tank!! /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" />

June 21, 2008
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thats good news Richy /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> BN's are cool

June 23, 2008
5:06 pm
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Well done,

I`ve got a pair of Albeano Bns that have spawned. Forgot to water change them for a few weeks, though went to check on them last week, and got between 8 and 12 fry in there. I was planning on breeding them, though was going to condition them for longer once I sorted the snail problem in that tank. I guess they couldn`t wait that long.

The only other fish in there are some beckford pencil-fish.

June 23, 2008
5:29 pm
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QUOTE(geoffkemp @ Jun 23 2008, 04:49 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Forgot to water change them for a few weeks

Good grief, how many tanks do you have?

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June 23, 2008
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Currently 5 /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Expanding on it a bit, I`ve recently had to do a lot of Overtime at work, and as such my water change schedule has gotten out of sync some what. I normally change a third or there abouts once a fortnight, however I left it slip a bit and it was almost 3 weeks since the last water change on the tank when I noticed the fry.

June 23, 2008
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thanks Geoff, they are cool aint they /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> There's over 30 I think from the last guestimate /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
If your still short on time then i wouldn't set more tanks up for now.
I was going to strip 1 tank down and use the filter etc for the bigger tank as a growout but you know how it is, don't want to strip it down so setting another tank up /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> I'll just split the media and pop some in a new filter and mature water etc.
I think some babies may have escaped as Mr isn't in the barnacle much now and I can't see many as it's on an awkward angle. Time will tell /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

June 24, 2008
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I know you probably know this already but you really should try to do regular water changes Geoff. Well done with the spawn though! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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June 24, 2008
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As I said it was an oversight on my part, but if that oversight resulted in the fry, then maybe the aged water was a contributing factor /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

June 24, 2008
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I very much doubt that Geoff. If the tank isn´t a new one the water can already be considered "aged". I suppose that captive-bred fish such as your albino Ancistrus are more tolerant of high nitrate levels than wild fish, but I must stress that water changes ARE very important. The growth of your fry might be inhibited otherwise, and it wouldn´t be good for the forum if I didn´t say that so please don´t be offended. Good luck with raising them. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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June 24, 2008
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Been lovely weather here today, blue skies and lots of sunshine /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

My male seems to have moved out of the barnacle now and yesterday I could see the fry in it but today I can't see any from this angle. I'm not sure if they've all gone wandering or if they've been eaten /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />
I decided not to move the barnacle to a growout tank as it was the first spawn by them. I'm now starting to wonder if I did wrong /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />
It's a community tank and the only mouths big enough are 2 hoplo literale and a male CT Betta. I wouldn't think the Hops would eat them, maybe the betta but there was approx 30 babies.
What would you have done and what are your thoughts?

June 25, 2008
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I wouldn´t be too trustful of the hoplos mate....I´ve had Corys munch Apistogramma fry before /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

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June 25, 2008
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Hopefully they'll do another run and i'll remove the barnacle and male early on. Although I can't see any I still think there's some there in the plants and wood /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

June 25, 2008
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Richy as soon as you know they've spawned take the barnacle and the male out and hatch them in a small tank, thats the way iv'e always done it mate.

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June 25, 2008
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thanks Mick, I was going to but didn't want to scare them off another run as it's their first. I read that it's best to move once they hatched with yolk, is this the stage you mean? /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

June 25, 2008
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no mate as soon as they've spawned ive moved the tube with the male and eggs in it, as long as it holds water they are fine.
some timrs the male when fanning the eggs dislodges them ive taken them put them in a net fry holder and put a current of water near them the majority have always hatched.

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