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Post by timmy74 on 15/2/2012, 18:42

its mate who i got as a pair been shipped to small tank but it dont look healthy. Ive seen some of the bristlenoses fight, but the bigger ones ive got seem ok. Just done quick water sample with strips seemed ok but will do again proper. any ideas.

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Post by Ian on 15/2/2012, 19:00

when you say they look un healthy how do you meen
small bristle nose will push each other around anyway the bigger ones will be the males and they sort of fun fight for the food

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Re: lost one young bristlenose today

Post by timmy74 on 15/2/2012, 20:31

the one thats died must of been dead a few hours today, it had white on its body as if it had been picked at.

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Post by D13H4RD on 15/2/2012, 20:37

That's a real shame mate : (
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Post by timmy74 on 15/2/2012, 20:41

i know i feel a pregnant goldfish , i feel like ive fecked up with the filter. all the other fish seem ok fingers crossed.

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Post by cathy123 on 1/3/2012, 18:31

ive had my bristlenose babys for a 2 weeks and lost one this morning they are in with baby guppys and lost 8 baby guppys along with the bristle havent a clue whats going on ive bred guppys and bristles for a while and had no problems till now

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Post by D13H4RD on 1/3/2012, 20:15

Aw that's sad matey,water perimeters all ok? Crying or Very sad
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Post by Enigma on 1/3/2012, 20:50

dont beat yourself up Timmy...these things can happen due to no fault of our own sometimes. see how your water is and if theres nothing off then it will probably remain a mystery

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Post by timmy74 on 2/3/2012, 21:22

yeah done tests and they all zero. gutted. done a 25% water change as well just in case, water seems a tad cloudy but i think thats due to cucumber.

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Re: lost one young bristlenose today

Post by Guest on 2/3/2012, 22:49

not being funny but have you tried them on courgette?
has a lower water content then cucumber and your local aldi should sell them cheap enough otherwise try asda mate
i know how gutted you are about the loss mate it's a horrible feeling but sometimes there just doesn't seem to be a sensible reason for it, if there were you would be able to put it right, as it is you just have to hope everything's going to be ok

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Post by timmy74 on 3/3/2012, 07:47

thanks for the support Ian, yeah tried em on courgette its loads better. Just we dont always have time to get to the town and rely on me mam to get us stuff, i asked her for cucumber. I will get some courgettes next time.

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Post by Guest on 3/3/2012, 08:38

:headbutt: It's ok timmy I was messing about with an external filter till midnight gave up for now when I got up this morning the tank is half empty the uplift pipe has been merrily siphoning away the water now who feels a pregnant goldfish ?

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Post by timmy74 on 3/3/2012, 17:59

WELL WELL WELL

You will never believe this guys n gals. Just seen something strange thought it was a baby guppy trapped behind my filter, on further investigation theres at least 3-4, 1cm long baby bristlenose plecs.

Now what do yous make of that?

Am i right in thinking the plec that was missing and later died (i assumed was a male was actually a female that died after giving birth) or is it the male (as it had bristles) that has been killed off the female after fanning them?

Either way the loss of my bigger plec has been brought me at least 4 babies. How many do they give birth too?

I was told on here they wouldnt give birth till mature (4-5 inches)...

Well folks opinions plz and dare i clean me filter as some could in there a guess.

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Re: lost one young bristlenose today

Post by k3vinjam3s on 3/3/2012, 20:39

my bristlenose pairs produce upto 130 fish in a single spawn. the male will guard the eggs/fry for around a week or two so you should have seen this happening. the fry are quite hardy and will survive in tight spots such as filters, i have two adults that started their lives in my fluval fx5
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Post by Guest on 3/3/2012, 20:58

been talking on chat earlier kev there's a u4 fluval in there am i right in saying check inside and then put tights over the intakes to stop them going back in?

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Post by timmy74 on 3/3/2012, 21:02

Ive just had the internal filter apart, well the filters out of it and checked it. It was all clear, ive counted four of em so god knows where all the others are hiding. Very Happy

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Post by k3vinjam3s on 4/3/2012, 07:26

how bigs the tank and where could the male possibly "cave up" with the eggs for a long period of time? what are the other tankmates as the young may have been eaten. another possibility is they could have bred and the male got spooked and "kicked" his eggs out. the vast majority of the eggs will have been eaten but if a few got in spots where the fish couldnt get to they could have survived and be the young fry you see now. do you have a photo and i could probably age them for you?

also as ian said, tights over the filter intake stop them getting trapped but i dont bother doing this with internals as the bn fry are normally a good size when venturing out the cave. i run fluval 3+ internals on my breeding tanks for bristlenose and have never had a problem.
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Re: lost one young bristlenose today

Post by timmy74 on 4/3/2012, 14:33

The tank is 3ft/180l and has a shipwreck and a few pots they can hide in.
Kev they are about 10-12mm long bud, i can only see 4 of them.

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Post by k3vinjam3s on 4/3/2012, 20:24

if they are over a centimetre then id say they are at least 2 weeks old. you might still find more yet they seem to hide during the day in community tanks and come out at night when young.
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Re: lost one young bristlenose today

Post by timmy74 on 4/3/2012, 21:34

Counted about 12 tonight mate Very Happy

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Post by carptamer on 13/3/2012, 09:58

courgette is the food to feed your young on as cucumber has no benefit almost to them as its 70 percent water hope this helps and check for overstocking if just add young put a big airstone i this will help to up the oxygen level mate or use a powerhead with a sponge on the bottom

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Post by carptamer on 13/3/2012, 12:11

ive had browns before that produced 200 plus young every 4 weeks you may want to look inside your filter as they can sometimes go up the intake strainer if running an external mate ive also had l144s produce 80 young in one go and largest batch ever of super reds was 149 of one pair only 1 didnt survive hope this helps Very Happy

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Post by carptamer on 13/3/2012, 14:06

u 4 fluval filters will not damage fry i have one running in my tank its the old fluval that used to kill fry this may help thanks steve Very Happy

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Re: lost one young bristlenose today

Post by timmy74 on 13/3/2012, 20:37

the U4 filter is blowing bubbles/air into the tank from the top, will this not be sufficient? i can add an airstone if you think this will help.

I cant get courgettes at the minute Sad

cheers for the help so far Steve.

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Post by carptamer on 14/3/2012, 09:12

Yes an airdrome would be good you can never have enough air over filtration is always best mate

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