Breeding Ancistrini sp. L082

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Breeding Ancistrini sp. L082

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I have just received a pair of Ancistrini sp(l082) from a dear friend. He kindly let me borrow them for some time to attempt breeding them.
Both sexes are 100% established. The male measures 21cm tl and the female is 19cm tl. The male has odontodes around the caudal peduncle.

Yesterday I put them together in a 200 liter tank measuring 100x50x40cm with sand, rocks and a single very large slate cave. Today they share the cave, and definetely seems to show breeding behaviour. This is very exiting.

This is the female... I will try to make some photographs of the pair inside the cave later this evening.
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Sounds promising, so keep us posted - best of luck :thumbsup:
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Keep us updated Haavard!They are very beautiful fish!

Good luck! :foggie:

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It is lookink very promising :D Pair in cave:
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Haavard, i am getting excited for you too.
Hope to hear some good news from you.

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Have these been successfully bred before, or am I going to be the first?

They are still in their cave.
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Haavard Stoere wrote:am I going to be the first?
I like your confidence.

Best of luck. :D

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Very cool. Keep the updates and pics coming!

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Haavard Stoere wrote:Have these been successfully bred before, or am I going to be the first?

They are still in their cave.
according to the catelog, if you do manage to breed them, you'll be the first reported person to breed them!! :thumbsup:
best of luck!!! :thumbsup:

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Hi,

there was a number of spawnings of this species in Germany and Switzerland. But if nothing new happened I´m not informed about, no one ever managed to get them to hatch. The eggs always turned bad and/or were eaten by the male.

So if you really manage to get them hatching at least, you´ll be the first..

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I thought I had arrived to late in the pleco keeping hobby to be the first to breed anything that beautiful. Being the first is not important, but it would be kind of fun.

When the eggs are laid I will hatch them artificially with Methylene Blue, and hopefully get some result. The pair is still in the cave. The male don`t seem to hurt the female like Leporacanthicus or Pseudacanthicus species sometimes do. This makes me more at ease as I don`t have to worry about her health.

Here are some water parameters for those who believes it to be important :roll:
Ph 7,5
Conductivity 140 microsiemens
Salts 70ppm.
Gh 3
Kh 1
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Hi
good Luck ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Ph 7,5
Conductivity 140 microsiemens
Salts 70ppm.
Gh 3
Kh 1
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The themp is importand ;)

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Hi Udo :D Forgot the temperature :oops: It is 28 here too. Have you raised fry successfully?
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From inside the cave:
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The female forced herself out of the cave, and seconds later forced herself in again. There is an increased level of activity in there :D
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Haavard,The female don't looks ripped with eggs on the first pic... maybe there are some weeks between the photos? If not you need to feed them little extra, it does look promising :)

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The first picture was taken 1,5 years ago :wink: It looks very promising. Not necessarily right now, but at least in the long run.
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Very interesting! :thumbsup:
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:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Congrats....

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