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LizStreithorst

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Re: My Bristlenose Surprise
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2018, 10:58:52 AM »
But is it OK that the dad isn't in the cave with his eggs?  The long fin male has taken it over.  Will he eat the babies?
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Re: My Bristlenose Surprise
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2018, 11:11:17 AM »
But is it OK that the dad isn't in the cave with his eggs?  The long fin male has taken it over.  Will he eat the babies?

..it's not ok unless he's tending.....Dad should be in there....if he leaves, and Dad doesn't return.....you can yank the cave/fry to their own tank, then put Dad in there...he should go back to tending.....will the LF eat the fry?....he could if he wants to claim the cave as his own.... huh
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Re: My Bristlenose Surprise
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2018, 12:00:18 PM »
I just looked inside and that long finned bastard had eaten most of the eggs.  I only have a few eggs that haven't started wiggling yet.  I removed I put the bad boy back in the 125.
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Re: My Bristlenose Surprise
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2018, 12:19:51 PM »
That sucks.....
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Re: My Bristlenose Surprise
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2018, 12:32:43 PM »
Dad still has not gone back to his cave.  I can't see where he or the female who is not mom is.  It's OK.  This is way easier on me than the Discus disappointments I've been through. 
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Re: My Bristlenose Surprise
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2018, 01:49:59 PM »
He probably decided he didn't want to bother with the eggs. Sometimes they kick the eggs out of the cave. Maybe he is off chasing a better looking female.
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Re: My Bristlenose Surprise
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2018, 02:04:51 PM »
He is on the outside of the cave and the other female is close by.  May be he has the hots for her. 
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Re: My Bristlenose Surprise
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2018, 02:33:13 PM »
..for clarity....when you move Dad/cave/eggs.....they should be in a tank by themselves....even as small as a 2 1/2 gal. will work....
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Re: My Bristlenose Surprise
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2018, 02:36:04 PM »
I didn't know.  I'll learn.
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