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#1 mishmish

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:47 AM

My bushynose pleco has some stress coloration on it- the water parameters are good, got hiding space and eats normally. Swims fine moves around the tank comfortably. I wonder what could it be?
My question is:
Could it be that it's because I leave the light on for too long 8-12 hours? Cause of my live plant.
Or.. maybe she needs a companion? It's a 20 gal with only her and 5 neon tetras.
Will appreciate any thoughts!

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#2 Bwhiskered

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:04 AM

I doubt if there is any problem. It may appreciate a piece of driftwood and some rocks to make it feel more secure.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:25 AM

They like cold water.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:59 PM

Its steady temp at 75F and has driftwood to "chew" on... he eats only algae wafers though doesn't touch zucchini cucumber or even grapes.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:50 PM

He should be ok.

#6 mishmish

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:34 PM

Ok thank you!!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:00 AM

I keep a pair in 20 long tank with a single log to hide in/outside of (its a fake log) and they breed like rabbits I have hundreds and hundreds of fry from them and they don't have driftwood or plants. Id assume yours is fine some bushynose have funny colorations because of weird genetics due to mass breeding.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:03 AM

I actually noticed her coloration changes quite rapidly depending on the surface she is on. Its kinda cool. What do you do with all the fry Dutch? I was thinking of getting another bn but not sure if I wanna risk having 100 more if they spawn.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:32 AM

I put them in grow out tanks then bring them in to the Newmarket, Barrie And Vaughn Big Als once they hit 1.5 inch my regular bushynose suicided during a sewage backup tho so I only have the 1 pair now

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

Its stable temperature at 75F and has driftwood to "chew" on... he consumes only plankton wafers though doesn't contact zucchini cucumber or even vineyard.....

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