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l183 female with eggs?

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l183 female with eggs?

Postby dj_speed_uk » Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:46 pm

hi there i noticed today one of my fish looks really swollen, would i be right in saying this could possibly be eggs? i do think she looks egg bound.

or is another problem

i have been doing water changes for the last week




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Postby mermaid » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:31 pm

If I am right, its a male as it has big bristles on the front of its face so it cant be egg bound. Is it acting any different than normal, I know that Plecs can get digestive disorders if not fed regular with green etc.
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Postby dj_speed_uk » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:00 pm

no this is majority of species. well fed greens with this species seem to be very bristly even females, she has them round her mouth she is starting to act skittish,
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Postby pleco_breeder » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:03 pm

I can't really tell from the pic, but the bristles look like what should be expected from a female L183. I can't make out any bristles on the upper part of the snout, but the ones around the base of the head appear to be rather full. It appears to be a ripe female.

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Postby dj_speed_uk » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:21 pm

ok shes dead? :shock: rest of the group are ok, on furthur analysis i find that she was defo carrying eggs, now i wonder why shes dead? water parms are stable,

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Postby mermaid » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:16 pm

Oh dear I am so sorry for your loss :cry:
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Postby dj_speed_uk » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:24 pm

thanx mermaid, its a shocker, hopefully my other fems will be ok and ill eventually get some wrigglers

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Postby mermaid » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:29 pm

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, good luck :)
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Postby kkorotev » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:54 pm

Your Post Subject line lists your fish as L183?
If L183 is Ancistrus dolichopterus, I don't think your female is/was A.D.
MAYBE YOU MEANT L182?

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Postby dj_speed_uk » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:57 pm

but L182 's dont have he white seam? she had a white seem even though slight , i beleive L182 do not show signs of a white seam

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Postby kkorotev » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:10 pm

My apologies....but I can't see a white seam on the caudal or dorsal fin in the pictures posted...so I wrote the post.
Sorry.

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Postby dj_speed_uk » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:34 pm

kkorotev wrote:My apologies....but I can't see a white seam on the caudal or dorsal fin in the pictures posted...so I wrote the post.
Sorry.


its fine mate i really thought they were l182's myself until i was reading the id on the l182.she had it on caudial fin a while ago but it seemed to have went away

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Postby kkorotev » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:58 pm

Hmmm....
Well..., if it "went away..." I may stand by my original assesment. I know the full wide band gets thinner, but is still pretty evident on my breeding trio of Ancistrus dolichopterus...and any old adults I've ever seen. Your pics show a white tipping on the caudal (only), which is evident in other species, but that is not the stripe I'm familiar with.
I guess now is the time to also say that the first 2 pictures of your fish seem to indicate the fish is more of a coffee brown. The fish I know as A.D. is black.
Have you had fry yet?
Do they have the wide white band on the caudal and dorsal fins?
They'll be the final proof, I guess.

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Postby dj_speed_uk » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:01 am

no fry yet , but i rec the other fems are plumping up. that was my biggest fem, i will say they go black but with my lighter substrate(white) they seem to change colour to adapt, when they go on black background they go really black and their spots show like a stary nite, have a younger 1 with white band on caudial and on its tail.

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Re: l183 female with eggs?

Postby yaica » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:46 pm

Hi, it happened exactly the same thing to my female Ancistrus this week. She was very swollen and today she died :'( 12cm long she was my biggest fish.
When i retrieved her from the aquarium i touched her belly and she dropped some eggs.
So she died because she didn't layed the eggs? Or its a desease? She was with a male in the tank.
Why didn't she just layed the eggs so she could live? =S


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