View Full Version : Baby Bristlenose Plecos

03-25-2013, 08:28 PM
I was cleaning the filters on my freshwater planted tank and discovered 3 of these little guys in the sink. Thought I'd post a picture. I've put them in a breeding tank so my Angels wont get them. Hopefully I can get them to adulthood.

03-25-2013, 09:50 PM
Cool! Good luck!

03-25-2013, 10:09 PM
I didn't know these could be captive bred. So cool!

03-25-2013, 11:34 PM
I didn't know these could be captive bred. So cool!

It's actually quite lucrative to breed some of these strains. Some get VERY expensive and the payout can be big!

03-25-2013, 11:44 PM
Cool I haven't heard many who found baby Pleco's in their tank unless they were breeders.

And when I was a freshie I would of gladly paid for captive bred bristlenose better survival rate.

Anyway good luck with them

03-25-2013, 11:58 PM
Thank you everyone, I'm amazed they were surviving in a canister filter

03-27-2013, 09:50 PM
I've raised at least 50 of them to adulthood. Keep them away from predators and they are quite hardy. I love my bristlenose plecos!