My BLogs Right Breeding report for Ancistrus sp. (L279) by meck3427

Down Basics
Overview The first spawn was on Tuesday 20th of December 2022. The breeding group consisted of 3 males and 3 females. Additionally, there were 6 unknown individuals present. The smallest male was at least 6mm SL and the smallest female was at least 5mm SL. The youngest adult was approximately 1 month old. The individuals were obtained from Fish club member.
1.Cucumber and Algae Pelets (dry / prepared) daily
Down Water Parameters (at time of spawning)
pH 7.00 to 7.40
Temperature 26.5°C to 27.0°C
Current Medium(air)
Other Water Params R/O water that was re-mineralized. Weekly water changes with water 10 degrees cooler than the tank.
Down Aquarium
Furniture Fine white sand. several caves of various shapes and sizes. Several small pieces of driftwood. A few plants to make the tank more visually appealing
Filtration 2 sponge filters and a box filter all running strong air flow to create water movement.
Lighting 6K LED lighting
Heating 50 watt heater
Down Breeding
Behaviour Very peaceful fish that stay very small for a pleco. Had 12 caves in the aquarium and the two largest males in the tank both picked 1" round caves for their first spawns. Typical Pleco trapping. Left space between the caves so the females could lay along side the cave until they were ready to enter.
Eggs There were 30 yellow eggs laid which were 0.0mm in diameter.
Time to hatch 7 days
Number: 30
Free swimming: 14 days
Segregation Pulled the cave once the fry had absorbed their egg sac. The male came out right away. Dumped the fry into a grow out tank with other pleco fry. Doing great a few days later.
Fry sizes 7 days: 0mm
14 days: 0mm
21 days: 0mm
Juvenile sizes 1 month: 0mm
3 months: 0mm
6 months: 0mm
Fry and juvenile feeding Organic cucumber (English style and leave the skin on). Various other prepared foods including Rapashy.