Recently I have really been enjoying breeding a few varieties of BN plecos. This started accidently when a male Silver tip and 3 females surprisingly produced a number of broods in succession.
This early success motivated me to start to taking things more seriously giving each pleco group I have the opportunity to spawn.
Tank 1 & 2 > Silver Tip BN pleco group produce all ST-BN fry
Tank 3 > Calico trio, produce all Calico fry
Tank 4 > ST-BN trio, produce 1/3 non-pigment Albino fry and 2/3 regular ST-BN
Tank 5 > Dark eye L144 male x red eye Albino females, produce all pigmented fry, no albinos
I think recessive genes in male & female fish is what is happening in tank 4 ... but what is the explanation for tank 5?