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post #1 of 4 Old 12-04-2010, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
bristlenose no bristles?

Hi today i got a bristle nose pleco or bushy nose and im wondering why it has nno bristles? It os very small about an 1 and a half inches long 3 or so cm... will it ever get any

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Hi today i got a bristle nose pleco or bushy nose and im wondering why it has nno bristles? It os very small about an 1 and a half inches long 3 or so cm... will it ever get any
If it's a male it will grow bristles. Mine was a female so she never developed any. I can't say how soon a male will start deveoping them but I *think* at the 3' size you would start seeing them. Someone with experience or knowledge will have to confirm, I'm only guessing due to what their eventual adult size is and when they would be considered a sub-adult.

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-04-2010, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
awsome i was worried sick that i wasted money on a bristle nose pleco with no bristles

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-04-2010, 11:24 PM
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Don't think like that, or you may end up disappointed! :P My BN never developed any bristles, since she is female, but she is by far my favorite fish. They are gorgeous, and as they get older, they only get prettier. With or without the whiskers. :)


Congrats on your new BN!

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