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 how should I fatten BN for breeding?

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PostSubject: how should I fatten BN for breeding?   Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:15 pm

i need to fatten my bn to start breeding again because they stopped in January. How should I achieve this? I feed daily courgette.
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PostSubject: Re: how should I fatten BN for breeding?   Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:45 pm

Are you just feeding courgette Question if so try an vary the diet a bit more with more types of veg. Adding a bit of protein to the diet in the form of something like bloodworm once a week will also help in conditioning them.

If your going to try and trigger a spawn then you could increase the extra protein to twice a week for a couple of weeks beforehand.

When increasing their protein intake always be wary of bloat.
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PostSubject: Re: how should I fatten BN for breeding?   Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:47 pm

what do you mean by bloat?
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PostSubject: Re: how should I fatten BN for breeding?   Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:59 pm

Bloat
http://www.bristlenoseworld.com/t1592-bloat-desease

You should also feed them algae wafers as they are designed for pleco diets and should provide the females with what they need to produce eggs. I feed my girls sera viformo to help with producing eggs

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PostSubject: Re: how should I fatten BN for breeding?   Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:09 pm

just vary the diet with a bit more protein.

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