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by pleconut
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Looking at breeding some L134 pleco
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: Looking at breeding some L134 pleco

Also many breeders go with thr idea more females the better. I find with L134 an equal ratio works well for me. My original wc group turned out to be 1 male, 5 females and females can be very persistant when gravid. The male was clueless and just swatted them away. I whittled down to 2 females and g...
by pleconut
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Foods for weird and wonderful (and I'm just strange) plecos!
Replies: 31
Views: 8572

Re: Foods for weird and wonderful (and I'm just strange) plecos!

I know someone thats fed strawberries to bns they like that. But they degrade fast. And melon rind of various types go down well. Beetroot, not pickled might be an option. Beta Carotine is also used in some colour enhancing commercial fish foods.
by pleconut
Thu May 31, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: HELP cant keep baby l134 alive
Replies: 44
Views: 5942

Re: HELP cant keep baby l134 alive

Don't see any reason why oak leaves can't be used as an alternative for Indian almond leaves.
by pleconut
Wed May 30, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: HELP cant keep baby l134 alive
Replies: 44
Views: 5942

Re: HELP cant keep baby l134 alive

Have you tried providing wood pieces and Indian almond leaves? Most of the debris in breeder box where my 2 week old L134s is remains of eaten leaves, they fed for a couple of days only on these just after egg sacks absorb. (And/or biofilm) I also feed micro protein pellets and veg flakes that they ...
by pleconut
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L397s Spawning :):):)
Replies: 140
Views: 27499

Re: L397s Spawning :):):)

Group is goung to be getting a nice upgraded tank soon. Hopefully the move won't disrupt the breeding. ;)
by pleconut
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L397s Spawning :):):)
Replies: 140
Views: 27499

Re: L397s Spawning :):):)

Pics of the latest, 4 days old. :)
L397s 4 days old.
L397s 4 days old.
by pleconut
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: What are the chances
Replies: 222
Views: 90387

Re: What are the chances

:) :)
by pleconut
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L397s Spawning :):):)
Replies: 140
Views: 27499

Re: L397s Spawning :):):)

Good news, after a bit of a break from their antics I just found one of my males trapping again. ;)
by pleconut
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My spotted orange seam plecos: Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106)
Replies: 76
Views: 18799

Re: My spotted orange seam plecos: Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106)

More new fish. :) Looks good and in slightly better condition. Nice project underway now.Good Luck!
by pleconut
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L397s Spawning :):):)
Replies: 140
Views: 27499

Re: L397s Spawning :):):)

Thanks Eric will try adding in some clams but in moderation obviously.
by pleconut
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L397s Spawning :):):)
Replies: 140
Views: 27499

Re: L397s Spawning :):):)

Mine get a variety of commercial foods so obviously contains a bit of protein. I did pinch your repashy recipe. But the boys pigged out on everyone's share and got tubby. So back on a tetra prima/veg flake diet, occasionally Vitalis pleco pellets and nature kind.
by pleconut
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L397s Spawning :):):)
Replies: 140
Views: 27499

Re: L397s Spawning :):):)

Thanks Eric. :-BD
Obviously Paul's youngsters have a taste for more protein based foods have you found this with yours, as with your mustard spots. Although for obvious reasons and certainly not as a staple, maybe I should add something similar occasionally.
by pleconut
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L397s Spawning :):):)
Replies: 140
Views: 27499

Re: L397s Spawning :):):)

Still very young, so should colour up a bit more. But the latest batches have had some very nice patterns.
by pleconut
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L397s Spawning :):):)
Replies: 140
Views: 27499

Re: L397s Spawning :):):)

Also an update. I've had three batches since last update. Although I was told knocking temp back would stop them breeding, I was also advised that with leaving as it is, they'd know when to stop, I'm not so sure they do! =))
Here's the result!
2016-12-01 00.50.50-1.jpg
2016-12-01 00.53.04-1.jpg
by pleconut
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Bug on my Aquaria page again.
Replies: 1
Views: 7780

Bug on my Aquaria page again.

Having problems again. When I tried to delete an aquarium having made a mistake. Had an error message destination folder not found. Can screenshot it. Now have 2 pics of the same tank as cannot delete it!
by pleconut
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My spotted orange seam plecos: Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106)
Replies: 76
Views: 18799

Re: My spotted orange seam plecos: Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106)

Might be worth checking the other two, when you next work on the tank.
by pleconut
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L397s Spawning :):):)
Replies: 140
Views: 27499

Re: L397s Spawning :):):)

Bit of an eventful few days in L397 tank. After dad kicked, there's now a new batch of fry in egg tumbler, was a bit of an issue with fungussed eggs, was concern over how many would successfully hatch, but got a good few fry despite this. There's still 2 very gravid females, 2 males have been interm...