View Full Version : Rubbernose Pleco (L187B) Breeding?

01-05-2016, 05:21 PM
Hey all, I have two Rubbernose Plecos, which I believe is a male/female pair. They're both about the same size, but one's head is a lot wider and their nose is also longer. Here's a belly shot (http://imgur.com/U8IdFtf) of the female. Here's an underside (http://imgur.com/8IwHjJu)shot of the male.

Can anybody confirm this is a pair? Also, does anybody know the breeding conditions for them? I haven't been able to find anything, except that they have very specific flow requirements (but of course the flow requirements weren't listed)

01-05-2016, 06:18 PM
Fast flowing water. Breeding in an aquarium almost unheard of. I believe there is one article in Shane's World on it but I could not locate it.

01-05-2016, 07:13 PM
thats funny...i was just looking this up the other day. i found the article then, havent looked again today....but it was accidental spawning. i think they had the flow pointed towards the cave

01-05-2016, 07:59 PM
Thanks guys!

edit: Found the article: "A Chance of Spawning Chaetostoma L444 (http://www.planetcatfish.com/shanesworld/shanesworld.php?article_id=242&title=A+Chance+Spawning+of+Chaetostoma+sp.+%28L444 %29)"