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I have noticed a small mountain of gravel on my front glass.
Last i can recall, i have no cichlids in my tank, well almost.
But this is what i do have:
angelfish
bristlenose boys+girls
rummy nose tetras
redtail shark
oto cats
empire gudgeons
rainbowfish.

So who is the culprit(s)?

Do bristlenose dig in preparation for breeding?

LAKA
 

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Ed seeley, spot on.
I had a closer look.
Behind the mound of gravel is some driftwood that has been dug out to make
a cave. There was a bristlenose there but female. No eggs yet.
I presume she is preparing for breeding.
Pitty in a way as the fry will not survive with all the other fish there.

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Ed seeley, spot on.
I had a closer look.
Behind the mound of gravel is some driftwood that has been dug out to make
a cave. There was a bristlenose there but female. No eggs yet.
I presume she is preparing for breeding.
Pitty in a way as the fry will not survive with all the other fish there.

LAKA
You might be surprised! Mine bred in a community tank and some of the babies survived by hiding behind rockwork. Otherwise give them a cave you can easily move out and when they spawn lift the cave into a spare tank or breeding net.
 

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I agree with Ed. They survive way more than you think. I have a mixed African cichlid tank and have more baby bristles in that tank than I know what to do with... :shock:
 
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