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#1 Blue_and_Gold

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:51 PM

So to start off with, we have 2 glass catfish in a 20 gallon community aquarium that is 76-78 degrees(the slight change is due to light). We thought that maybe they were male and female, as recently one became much fatter and they became very aggressive in keeping most of the other fish away from the diftwood they like to hang out by. So day around 7:00 p.m. I noticed very small white spheres all over the side of the driftwood that the pair of catfish have been protecting. The slimmer one(I'm presuming it's the male) didn't even leave his post to feed at dinner time. I've been researching for the past hour and haven't found much, other than glass catfish are very hard to breed. I couldn't even get a description of about how big their eggs are. So I was wondering if anyone on here could help me. Since they're so difficult to breed, I would like to be able to raise the fry(I already have the BBS they require). So thanks in advance for any guidance :)

#2 Laura Lee

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:16 PM

Have you tried Planet Catfish? IMO that's THE best bet for you to find info on catfish.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:20 PM

Have you tried Planet Catfish? IMO that's THE best bet for you to find info on catfish.


I have not, but thanks! I'll be doing that right now.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:27 PM

They had even less info than the internet search, but thanks anyways. I guess I'll try and scrape them into a small cup for now just in case they are eggs.

Edited by Blue_and_Gold, 27 July 2011 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:17 PM

Try on the forum. There are major catfish experts pretty active on the Planet Catfish forum.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:52 AM

You probably saw this already, but this is all I can find.

http://www.plecoworl...viewtopic&t=340

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:39 AM

You probably saw this already, but this is all I can find.

http://www.plecoworl...viewtopic&t=340


I hadn't read this acrticle before, thanks for posting the link :) Still not sure what to make of these little white things. They're incredibly small, so I guess I'll what and see what happens.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:40 PM

Did they ever hatch?

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:05 PM

Did they ever hatch?


No, I guess I'll never know what exactly they were :(




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