Welcome to AquariaCentral.com

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be entering into a wonderful world of aquatic information, for all aquarists, no matter what their experience level.

Our members will do their best to help you in your aquarium endeavors. We have a vast assortment of Forums to dive into:

-General Freshwater
-Marine and Brackish area
-Terrarium and Vivariums
-Coldwater
-DIY, Classifieds, Members Tanks Photographs and more.

We even have a general area, that is just as much fun as the rest of the Community, for off topic discussions and a real-time chat room for instant advice!

Joining Aquaria Central has numerous benefits, but the best, is our 112,000+ members, helping one another in this fascinating hobby!

Register now, and be sure to check out our scheduled contests with exciting prizes!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Welcome to the Internet's friendliest aquatic forum!

- Team AC

Sign Up

Bristlenose Albino Pleco will not stop having babies

Discussion in 'Plecos' started by bsteinel, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. bsteinel

    bsteinel AC Members

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So I got two albino suckerfish and one black spotted, and they somehow had babies. I have a little cave and the male just chills in there. And there has to be like 75 of these things. The black one dissapeared... Like 80% of the babies are albino, some are black, and some have golden spots. Some are so little you can barely see them and some are up to an inch and a half. But all of these in a 10 gallon tank...Do local fish stores buy these things?? What can I do with them. If I get another tank should I move the bigger ones in there? I just don't know what to do, do they stay fertile? Like why do they just keep having babies lol. Thanks for the advice. I am confused and just had a tank for fun but i am just shocked this happened lol.
     
    #1 bsteinel, Feb 2, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012
  2. GuppyGirl1230

    GuppyGirl1230 Snails, Guppies and Corys, OH MY!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Westminster, Colorado
    Some stores will take them, but they may not, you just have to ask the employees and mgmt. You can sell them on your local craigslist site, you can advertise here or on aquabid.com if you want to sell them, and can either have people pick them up or if you want, you can ship them.

    Yes, they stay fertile and will keep breeding. They will breed as much as water conditions allow them to. If you want to breed them, I would move them to a bigger tank, simply because it would be more room for the babies and the adults. If you don't want to breed them, you can separate them, which is the only way to get them to stop.

    Maribeth
     
  3. bsteinel

    bsteinel AC Members

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I mean it is pretty interesting so if I get a new tank you think I should relocate the cave and the male and female to the new tank? thanks
     
  4. GuppyGirl1230

    GuppyGirl1230 Snails, Guppies and Corys, OH MY!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Westminster, Colorado
    I would definitely move them into something a bit larger, 20-40 gallons especially if you want to keep them breeding! :) It is very awesome to see little babies in the tank.

    I would get a new cave for them/make a new cave for them-however you want to do it and leave the 10 gallon for bigger babies. That way your adult tank does not get too crowded and you have a grow-out tank for the small babies.

    This is just my opinion, and I know that getting all new equipment is expensive. I would love to see pics though!

    Maribeth
     
  5. bsteinel

    bsteinel AC Members

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This is one of the spotted gold ones and a few trolling in the background. thats the cave and the male guarding it too.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. GuppyGirl1230

    GuppyGirl1230 Snails, Guppies and Corys, OH MY!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Westminster, Colorado
    They look fantastic!! Great job with them btw, they must be very happy and healthy to breed so much. :)
     
  7. bsteinel

    bsteinel AC Members

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Murderers row
     

    Attached Files:

  8. GuppyGirl1230

    GuppyGirl1230 Snails, Guppies and Corys, OH MY!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Westminster, Colorado
    lol, so cute!
     
  9. vanillarum

    vanillarum AC Members

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mass.
    Yep, the ONLY way to keep them from breeding is to separate them. I have a male and a female red ancistrus BN, and I keep them in separate tanks UNTIL I want them to breed. Which is as soon as the previous batch of fry are gone. I start with Craigslist, and most of them go that way, but if they don't I will advertise them on the boards. So if you do not want a gazillion babies, you had better keep them apart. It only takes mine about a week to spawn once they are back together in their 46 gal home. Good luck.
     
  10. bsteinel

    bsteinel AC Members

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    How much did you guys sell yours for on craigslist? I don't know a proper/fair price. Thanks.
     

Share This Page

zoomed.com
tfhmagazine.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store