3 years ago #1
samsam88
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Hi guys I have just signed up so I can have help with my tank. My bristlenose plecos have had eggs. I cant see the eggs because they are in a spiral shell. but I know they are there because the male is fanning them. This is the forth day since i have noticed them. Can u give me some tips on raising them ie how much food they need and what food. I am also wondering if I can move the eggs. THANKS!

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3 years ago #2
samsam88
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Some more details: my plecos that have mated are 3 and 4 inches long. The female being smaller. Actually I have only had the pair 2 weeks! I only have a ten gallon tank which is just over a year old now. Does anyone know of anywhere i can sell the fry?

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3 years ago #3
johnarthur
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After the fry are a few months old, you may be able to sell them to an independent aquarium shop. Call first. Actually, you don't sell them; generally you get store coupons for 1/4 their value.

The chain stores usually buy only from wholesalers. If you have quite a bit of success with the fish, you may want to check aquabid.com. Private hobbyists, importers and commercial interests all sell fish, plants and related aquarium products as well as shipping supplies on Aquabid. Their website is well worth a visit.

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3 years ago #4
samsam88
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Thanks so much! Do u know what the best time to sell them for as much as possible considering that I only have a small tank?

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3 years ago #5
johnarthur
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One reason it's difficult to become wealthy from the aquarium hobby is you need grow out tanks and food for the fry. The plecos should be at least 1.5 inches long before you sell them. If you have bristlenose plecos, they should be selling size in a few months, and the market for them should be good.

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3 years ago #6
samsam88
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Hi thanks for that post. Sorry to hassle you but do u know if the male pleco carries on fanning the eggs after they have hatched. I mean the fry sorry. Does the male carry on fanning the fry once they are born? If not then when the male stops the fanning motion with its fins does that mean the fry are born? I'm asking because I cannot see my eggs because they are in a spiral shell. Sorry if I have already said that.

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