Will Ancistrus species eat fry?

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Will Ancistrus species eat fry?

Post by Jshakour » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:21 pm

about 10 days ago I spawned Lepidiolamprologus Hecqui and I took the pleco and the parents out once I saw the fry leave the safety of the shell. Can I put the pleco back in or will it eat the fry. The fry are about 1/8 inch in size give or take.
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Re: Will Ancistrus species eat fry?

Post by Dan Woodland » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:25 pm

YES! Plecos are nocturnal and will eat anything!!!

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Re: Will Ancistrus species eat fry?

Post by Jshakour » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:12 pm

So now the fry are a little bit bigger than an 1/8th of an inch. Is it safe to add the Ancistrus back into the tank?
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Re: Will Ancistrus species eat fry?

Post by Kyle May » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:14 pm

The Fry must be bigger than the mouth on the ancistrus at minimum.
They are night marauders and will take advantage of the hours when
the parents will have a difficult time defending the fry.

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