Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by jac » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:51 am

Fresh hatchling and a picture of 1 day old :YMDAYDREAM:
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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by jac » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:23 am

Fry at two days old.
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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by jac » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:26 am

The oldest F1 juvenile doing well at about 6 weeks old.

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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by bekateen » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:26 am

Glad it's doing well. Keep going!

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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by jac » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:24 am

Fry are growing very well and almost dissolved their yolk sacks. Feeding will start soon :-BD



And some more pictures of day 3,4,5, and 6.
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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by jac » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:37 am

The older juvenile feeding on Repashy :-BD

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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by RexTGP » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:44 pm

awesome! are you using blackwater and how often and how much do you change your water? cheers!

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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by jac » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:47 am

RexTGP wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:44 pm
awesome! are you using blackwater and how often and how much do you change your water? cheers!
I use normal tapwater (Ph 7 Kh 3 conductivity around 300 microsiemens), no rain or osmoses water.
Due to my job I try to do as many water changes as I can. I try every 5-7 days and then change about 75%.
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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by RexTGP » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:31 am

I see, thanks! May I know what do you feed them and where did you get the cave from?

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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by Ockis27 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:35 am

They look wonderful!

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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by jac » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:58 am

RexTGP wrote:
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I see, thanks! May I know what do you feed them and where did you get the cave from?
I feed all my fish Repashy.
The cave I have had for a long time, don't know where it came from. But you can find this type of cave quite easy I think. For a while now I buy all my caves from nature2aqua, based in Germany.
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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by RexTGP » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:27 pm

Ah I see, thanks so much for the helpful info! Appreciate it!

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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by jac » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:00 am

RexTGP wrote:
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Ah I see, thanks so much for the helpful info! Appreciate it!
You're welcome :icon-wink:
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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by jac » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:33 am

The fish have spawned for the third time :d This time the male could hold on to his eggs for the full 6 day's. The raft of eggs held on to the roof of the cave just by one or two eggs. The male holding the raft up to the roof with his mouth while fanning them with his fins. It was quite a remarkable thing to see. Once the fry started hatching he lost the eggs due to the current in the tank and I placed what I could find in a fry ring.

The juvenile from the first spawn is still doing very well (so are the fry from the second spawn). Here a video, enjoy :YMDAYDREAM:

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Re: Ancistrus sp. L255 spawned!!

Post by bekateen » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:05 pm

Congratulations and happy new year!

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