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my plecos have started breeding

Post by Kelly on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:03 am

Decided to go into the pleco tank today and give it a deep clean to my surprise my wild l102 was on a batch of eggs have them tumbling now as dozy me upset him
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Post by geofftrainor on Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:01 pm

on your way now kkkkkkkkk
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Post by lee77 on Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:27 pm

Delighted for ya Kelly xcxc
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Post by Kelly on Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:50 pm

Thanks, don't know where i'm putting them doh
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Post by Bribir on Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:14 pm

Congrats Kelly
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Post by andrewo on Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:30 am

Congratulations! About time too eh?hehe
I straight away went to read which l number it is! yep
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Post by AdamNicolls on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:36 am

If you've nowhere to put them ill look after them ;) Haha

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Post by Kelly on Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:58 pm

setting up new tanks yep
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Post by minky on Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:02 pm

haha cool, good to hear thaat they have breed. Now you know they will do it again soon if you keep doing what your doing
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Post by Kelly on Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:23 pm

To many water changes laugh

day 2 in the tumbler fingers crossed they hatch, they are still looking nice and yellow so all good so far check again tomorrow
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Post by andrewo on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:20 pm

And don't you forget I have first refusal on the l 46s !yepyep
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Post by Kelly on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:29 pm

Your brilliant laugh Still waiting on my wilds coming thumbs down
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Post by andrewo on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:38 pm

But you already have a couple of them no?
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Post by Kelly on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:49 pm

got 5 x f1's but only 18 months old to young to breed, the smugglers may get back to work till I get my fish yellow
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Post by andrewo on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:13 pm

Ok I see. I will get a couple down the road. 

Out of curiosity what are the ideal basic parameters for them plecos ?
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Post by Kelly on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:20 pm

TemperaturepHGhKhNitritesNitrates
80 - 82 - to condition) 84 - 86 - For Breeding)6.3 - 6.85 - 84 - 605ml/l

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Post by Kelly on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:24 pm

Breeding season is thought to be around July to September in the wild.

A high flow rate, as the Zebras are used to a high current in the wild, I have them in a 2x1x1 with sponge filter and fluval 3 you need the tank well oxygenated due to the high temps they are keep at
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Post by andrewo on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:26 pm

Kelly wrote:
TemperaturepHGhKhNitritesNitrates
80 - 82 - to condition) 84 - 86 - For Breeding)6.3 - 6.85 - 84 - 605ml/l

Now that's an answer! 
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Post by andrewo on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:28 pm

With charts! clap Very nice! Thanks
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Post by Kelly on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:38 pm

added another bit below it for you
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Post by Kelly on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:55 am

Day 3 eggs where looking a bit fluffy this morning best way to describe it, I'm reckoning fungus so had to start bursting the fluffy ones and rinsing the rest, not sure if I'll have any success with this batch but new it wouldn't be easy to hatch and rear them
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Post by bigcatman on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:11 pm

Good Luck  fingers crossed for you:tu:
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Post by Kelly on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:22 pm

Not good tonight down to 4 eggs, my own fault thumbs down
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Post by Kelly on Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:34 pm

Eggs are no more thumbs down
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