Keeping and Breeding Bristlenose
by Douglas Green
When I first got serious about keeping Bristlenose Catfish (aka Bristlenose Plecos) and in particular breeding them, I started searching the internet for information.
I already knew Bristlenose were regarded as easy to care for and breed but I’d already decided that it would be much easier just find the best information I could right from the start.
You see as you get older you learn that things are rarely as simple as some try to make out. So over the years I’ve found that a little bit of research and a whole lot of knowledge can save quite a bit time and effort, especially in the long run.
Anyway to cut a long story short I came across Douglas Greens eBook and just went ahead and bought it. You know you can spend a lot of time searching through endless web pages trying to scrape together all the information you need and then trying to decide just what is credible and what is not. So in the end I decided to save myself the hassle and just make the purchase.
So was it any good I here you ask? Well I thought it was. The information contained within went from covering general care and feeding all the way through to breeding. The breeding section was quite extensive and covered everything from selecting and conditioning Bristlenose, to triggering a spawn, egg and fry care and even how to go about selling your fry.
The thing that really attracted me the most was the author was quite experienced and his credentials stacked up.
I also really liked the fact it covered things that I probably would never have thought of searching for in the first place. Keeping Bristlenose in planted tanks and their effect on plants, keeping Bristlenose with other fish and how Bristlenose can have an effect on some fish while some fish can have an effect on the Bristlenose.
So just in case you’re wondering here’s a list of what’s contained inside . . . . .
General Information and Care
Types and Variations of Bristlenose
Bristlenose Tank Conditions
Keeping Bristlenose in a Community Tank
The Bristlenose Breeding Tank
Before You Start Breeding
Selecting Your Bristlenose Breeders
Triggering a Spawn
Eggs and Fry
The Grow Out Tank
Selling the Bristlenose Fry
HELP! My breeders have stopped breeding
I Want to Breed my Bristlenose in my Community Tank
Illnesses and Injuries
Bristlenose and the “L Number” System
So, all in all, I felt it was a really good read. I got all the information I needed, it was straight to the point and wasn’t too long, plus there were lots of photos as well including some great shots of Bristlenose eggs and newly hatched fry.
So if you’d like to check it out, Here’s the link Click Here. I hope you enjoy it.