L128 breeding

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Granamyr
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L128 breeding

Post by Granamyr » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:06 pm

Hello Everyone I'm hoping to breed this fish and I believe it's a male as I have seen it spread it's adenoids but just wanted to get a confirmation before I purchase a female this weekend.
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Re: L128 breeding

Post by Granamyr » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:23 pm

Pleco belly.jpg
Picture of the belly for help

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Re: L128 breeding

Post by MrRRunner » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:52 am

Hi, hard to tell 100% from the pictures but it does look like a young male, maybe to young to breed yet but hard to tell the size, and it's Odontodes by the way :)
Males have longer odontodes behind the gill covers and on the pectoral-fin spine.
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Re: L128 breeding

Post by Granamyr » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:26 am

thanks for the correction on the Odontodes. I've had this fish for a little over 2 years, do they normally take that long to mature? I know they can live a really long time so that is definitely possible, just thought it was a good looking fish and one worthy of procreating :)

The belly picture is about 6 months prior to the first picture which is just about a week ago. The fish is almost 5" long

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Re: L128 breeding

Post by MrRRunner » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:13 pm

I've had mine for just over six years and the are approx. 150mm (6") body length (SL) maybe a little more, they have only recently shown signs of pairing up, male checking out cave and resting close to the female, then again maybe wishful thinking. if your male is 5" TL (total length) then I would take a guess and say maybe not mature enough to breed yet, I'm no expert and have not bred mine yet so maybe someone will be along shortly and able to give there opinion.
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Re: L128 breeding

Post by Granamyr » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Wow that's a long time for a fish to mature seems like they wouldn't reproduce fast enough to stay around. I guess they hide well though in the wild like they do in aquariums

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Re: L128 breeding

Post by Jobro » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:37 pm

Probably male, yes. Got a recent belly shot?

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Re: L128 breeding

Post by Granamyr » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:28 pm

Unfortunately I don't have a recent belly shot, he's not often on the glass when I go to the tank and when he is he almost always makes his best Usaine Bolt impression for his favorite log. I'll see what I can do though

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