Shane's World Right Arrow Reproduction

Articles on the reproduction of individual species with details from the aquarists that have kept them. There are 75 Reproduction articles, listed by date written. Alternatively, list by popular articles.

Wild caught or captive bred? by Eric Thomas (uploaded October 14, 2018)
The author provides advice for buying new fish you plan to breed and examines how to manage your spawns.

Spawning Erethistes jerdoni by Adrian Taylor (uploaded October 27, 2016)
Keeping small fishes can be hard, spawning them and raising the fry is no mean feat.

Breeding the banjo catfish, Bunocephalus coracoideus by Eric Thomas (uploaded June 15, 2016)
Aquarium spawning of this species is not documented in the modern era. Now it is.

Breeding Chaca by Klaus Dreymann (uploaded February 13, 2016)
A full spawning account including raising the fry and thoughts on behaviour of the adults of this highly unusual species.

Breeding the Porthole Catfish by Torill Nordeide Berge (uploaded January 19, 2015)
A rare account of the repeated spawning of this medium sized armoured catfish.

Can Ancistrus hybridise? by Sandor Tüllmann (uploaded May 14, 2014)
The topic of potential hybridization within the genus Ancistrus is frequently and hotly debated on the internet, but only rarely seriously discussed. The author sets out to settle the debate once and for all.

Making beacons, the spawning of L091. by Andrew Coxon (uploaded May 13, 2014)
Details the reproduction of <em>Leporacanthicus triactis</em>, L091 or the Three Beacon Pleco.

Breeding the Medusa Pleco, Ancistrus ranunculus by Geoff Haglund (uploaded November 01, 2012)
A report of several spawnings and attempts to raise the fry of this unusual Brazilian bristlenose species by an aquarist in New Zealand.

Captive spawning of Glass Catfish by Kat Bolstad (uploaded October 27, 2012)
An account of an "accidental" spawning of the common Glass Catfish, <em>Kryptopterus minor</em>, in a hobbyists community tank.

A chance spawning of the Asian Bumblebee by Megan Gallagher (uploaded June 22, 2012)
A surprising article which should be read by anyone interested in catfish breeding, bagrids and generally thinking about how a whole bunch of catfishes might just be spawned.

Making Sunshine in Indonesia by Rajanta Sinardja Rahardja (uploaded December 07, 2011)
The successful spawning and rearing of the majestic L014, Sunshine or Goldie Pleco, <em>Scobinancistrus aureatus</em>.

Breeding L128 by Andreas Bjørvik (uploaded May 29, 2011)
Less commonly seen than <em>Hemiancistrus subviridis</em>, this personal and vivid account of spawning L128, is an equally rare article well worth the potential breeders consideration.

Breeding Baryancistrus beggini, the Blue Fin Panaque or L239 by Geoff Haglund (uploaded July 05, 2010)
One of the first recorded spawning accounts of this increasingly popular little species.

Breeding Farlowella by Amanda Parker (uploaded February 07, 2010)
The author describes the breeding of two species from the genus in a thorough and descriptive article.

Breeding Tatia intermedia by Graham Ramsay (uploaded January 12, 2010)
Woodcats, or more formally auchenipterids, are not commonly bred catfish. Here the author gives an interesting account of what turns out to be a really prolific species.

The mysterious Red Lizard Catfish by Sandor Tüllmann (uploaded December 23, 2009)
Notes on a mysterious catfish which has a story to tell and this, as well as a breeding account is contained in this article.

Breeding Pseudacanthicus spinosus by Mingxin Guo (uploaded December 02, 2009)
A journal style account of breeding this medium sized pleco.

Spawning Synodontis schoutedeni by Eric Bodrock (uploaded September 19, 2009)
There are very few reporting spawings from this family of African catfish, so this article is a very welcome addition.

Raising Sturisoma by Larry Waybright (uploaded September 18, 2009)
Although aquarium spawning among members of this genus is reasonably common, raising the fry is nowhere near as straightforward. Here the author shares his experiences with this challenge.

Spawning Pseudacanthicus sp. L025, the scarlet cactus pleco by Christophe Girardet (uploaded May 14, 2009)
An honest, step-by-step, account of the first reported spawning of this imposing species in captivity.

Keeping & breeding Hypancistrus sp. L262 by Marina Parha and George J. Reclos (uploaded January 15, 2009)
As suggested by the title, this is an in-depth look, with many photos, at the reproduction and care of this species.

Breeding Pseudacanthicus leopardus by Marina Parha and George J. Reclos (uploaded November 23, 2008)
Accounts of the spawning of this species, and it's close relative (L114) across two populations kept by aquarists in Manchester, England and Athens, Greece.

Breeding Ancistrus sp. `Rio Tocantins` by Yann Fulliquet (uploaded January 20, 2008)
More breeding successes like that documented herein may see this attractive and prolific species establish itself as a popular aquarium catfish.

Keeping and spawning Peckoltia sabaji by Janne Ekström (uploaded December 04, 2007)
Not one of the commonly spawned species, Janne takes us through the spawning of this most courteous of plecos.

Spawning Panaque maccus by Erlend D Bertelsen (uploaded November 01, 2007)
An uncommon spawning record of this common pleco.

Spawning Panaque sp, L204 by Janne Ekström (uploaded October 30, 2007)
Detailed account of spawning one of the prettiest L-number plecos.

Triggering reproduction with the Walking Catfish (Clarias batrachus) by Wolfgang Ros (uploaded September 29, 2007)
A second report on the reproduction of this species from the same author who investigates further the triggers and behaviour of these charismatic bruisers.

Peckoltia vittata and L080, two similar species by Janne Ekström (uploaded May 27, 2007)
As the author explains, these two species are excellent candidates for someone just starting off breeding some of the less commonly bred plecos.

Breeding Peckoltia vittata by Janne Ekström (uploaded January 01, 2002)
The author describes why this is a great choice of pleco for a breeding project with "mid-range experience" aquarists in mind.

Breeding Peckoltia compta by Janne Ekström (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Spawning account and information on rearing this beautiful L number.

Breeding Brochis splendens by Don Kinyon (uploaded January 01, 2002)
General information on spawning this species.

Breeding L147 by Janne Ekström (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Apparently the first documented spawning of this attractive pleco. An in-depth article with plenty of images too.

Spawning Hypancistrus zebra by Kevin Korotev (uploaded January 01, 2002)
An in-depth article on spawning this enigmatic species.

Spawning, Embryo & Fry Development in Farlowella vittata by Bruce Brethauer (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Breath-taking close-up photography compliments this account of multiple Twig Catfish spawning.

Successful spawning of the wonderful WanderWels, Clarias batrachus by Wolfgang Ros (uploaded January 01, 2002)
An in-depth account of the spawning of the walking catfish with many instructive photos.

Spawning, Embryo & Fry Development in Sturisoma aureum by Bruce Brethauer (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Once again, superb close-up photography compliments this account of spawning.

The Dwarf Sucker, Otocinclus vestitus by Paul Kjærland (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Information and pictures on the simple and successful spawning of this diminutive delight.

Spawning Synodontis multipunctatus & S. lucipinnis by Jerry Miranda (uploaded January 01, 2002)
A pictorial account of the spawning of these two Tanganyikan species including adult fry & spawning shots. Also with an article with thoughts on the spawning of the former.

Notes on a spawning of Loricaria simillima by Andy White (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Detailed article on maintenance, care and breeding this variable Loricariid.

Breeding Corydoras axelrodi by Don Kinyon (uploaded January 01, 2002)


Pleco Breeding Techniques by Larry Vires (uploaded January 01, 2002)
The transcript of an online lecture given in the PlanetCatfish chatroom by Larry on Saturday 24th January 2004.

Keeping and Breeding Sturisomatichthys leightoni by Paul E. Turley (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Detailed article on maintenance, care and breeding this elegant loricariid. Pretty much everything you need to know about the dwarf royal twig catfish.

Breeding Corydoras oiapoquensis by Don Kinyon (uploaded January 01, 2002)


Breeding Corydoras aeneus 'Peru Green' by Don Kinyon (uploaded January 01, 2002)
General information on spawning this colour variation of the every popular Bronze Cory.

Breeding Corydoras pygmaeus by Kaycy Ruffer (uploaded January 01, 2002)


Breeding Corydoras napoensis by Yann Fulliquet (uploaded January 01, 2002)


All About Zebra Plecos by Christophe Girardet (uploaded January 01, 2002)
One man's experiences with selecting, keeping and breeding the enigmatic Hypancistrus zebra.

Breeding Corydoras duplicareus by Don Kinyon (uploaded January 01, 2002)


Ancistrinae Internet Lecture by Ingo Seidel (uploaded January 01, 2002)
The seminal transcript of an online lecture giving a vast amount of information and pictures concerning this group of plecos. Want to breed L-numbers? Read on...

Breeding Hypancistrus sp. Queen Arabesque L260 by Janne Ekström (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Account of multiple spawning of this pretty species including spawning set-up and trigger information.

Maintaining and Spawning Albino Ancistrus by Don Danko (uploaded January 01, 2002)
First class photography by the author accompanies this thorough article on spawning the albino bristlenose.

Care and breeding of the oil catfish Centromochlus perugiae by Achim Werckenthin (uploaded January 01, 2002)


Notes on Breeding Sturisoma by Shane Linder (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Well researched background information on the royal whiptail catfish.

Notes on keeping and spawning Hypancistrus inspector by Haakon Haagensen (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Information on this distinctive pleco AKA L102.

A Chance Spawning of Chaetostoma sp. (L444) by Rob Torrens (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Notes on an community tank chance spawning of the most common rubbernose or bulldog pleco.

Spawning L066 by Andy White (uploaded January 01, 2002)
An in-depth account of the spawning of the King Tiger Pleco, L066 including pictures from the spawning tank.

Breeding Aspidoras pauciradiatus by Don Kinyon (uploaded January 01, 2002)
General information on spawning this species.

Breeding Corydoras sterbai by Don Kinyon (uploaded January 01, 2002)


Spawning Parotocinclus spilosoma by Derek Heath (uploaded January 01, 2002)
This species is an occasionally imported hardy Dwarf Sucker that should be much more popular than it is, here is a spawning account.

Breeding Corydoras habrosus by Don Kinyon (uploaded January 01, 2002)


Breeding Corydoras gossei by Don Kinyon (uploaded January 01, 2002)


Breeding Scleromystax barbatus by Don Kinyon (uploaded January 01, 2002)


Breeding LDA25, Parotocinclus jumbo by Kim Mathiasen (uploaded January 01, 2002)
A short set of notes on breeding this interesting dwarf utility pleco.

Keeping and Breeding Corydoras zygatus by Yann Fulliquet (uploaded January 01, 2002)


L28, an undescribed species of Hypancistrus from the Rio Guamá by Yann Fulliquet (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Spawning account including the trials and tribulations of raising fry.

Notes on a spawning of Dianema urostriata by Dennis Rawlinson (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Discussion of an, unfortunately, unsuccessful attempt to rear the eggs of the flag-tailed porthole cat after a spawning.

Spawning Hemiloricaria by Shane Linder (uploaded January 01, 2002)


Successful Spawning of Lasiancistrus tentaculus by Pete Liptrot (uploaded January 01, 2002)
A report on the chance, and perhaps first, spawning of this loricariid AKA L092.

Spawning The Dwarf Hoplo, Lepthoplosternum sp. by Reet Thomas (uploaded January 01, 2002)
General information on the spawning of this smaller armoured catfish.

Reproduction in Microglanis by Des Penny (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Background information on a chance spawning of the South American bumblebee catfish.

My experiences breeding L144 by Knut Kjesbu (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Another Ancistrus species, but one that has more than it's fair share of mystery.

Breeding Scleromystax prionotos by Adrian Taylor (uploaded January 01, 2002)
A thorough spawning report on this Corydoras-like species.

So you want to breed Corys? by Ian Fuller (uploaded January 01, 2002)
THE introductory article on this subject from one of the world's foremost Corydoras breeders.

Observations of Breeding Corydoras weitzmani. by Paul Belanger (uploaded January 01, 2002)
Notes from one of the first aquarium spawnings of this very attractive species that is surely to become an aquarium staple.

L174 and L316, two small and similar Hypancistrus species by Janne Ekström (uploaded January 01, 2002)