L411 Monte Dourado

Written by st24rsap


Just some info on one of my current Hypancistrus breeding projects


Tank details
100L clear seal tank
Eheim 2224 external + difuser
Under gravel filter system powered by 400lph air pump
Lots of slate, caves & a bit of bogwood
7.3 PH
300ppm TDS
Temp 28-30C
15-25% daily water changes. Gravel Vac & filter clean every 3-4 weeks
8 Adult L411, 3 male 5 females
6 Corydoras Panda



The group has been back together for about 2 months now after being split up for a few months previously, they are currently on the 6th spawn in the 2 months. As soon as the fry are removed from the Alpha males cave he has another female trapped and spawns almost straight away.

Full Tank Shot
Full Tank Shot

Eggs in tumbler
Eggs in tumbler

Fry just hatched
Fry just hatched

Fry around 4 days old
Fry around 4 days old

Fry around 10 days old
Fry around 10 days old

 Adult female after a session with the Alpha male
Adult female after a session with the Alpha male

Some of the larger fry caught during a full tank clean
Some of the larger fry caught during a full tank clean