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Bristlenose Pleco Question
Old 02-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #11
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I have no idea what sex mine are...I have 2 maxijet 1200's in the 75g tank and 2 out of the 3 stay on top of them most of the day, the other one spends its time attached to the back of my diy overflow.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:22 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by es31710 View Post
Just somehthing I was looking into on the database for fish for new fish for my tank and i realized something. On the Bristlenose page it says the Minimum tank size for 1 Bristlenose is 10 gallons. Is that correct. Not trying to question whoever wrote the page or edited it but i was wondering if thats entirely correct.
20 gallon long tank would be the smallest (minimum size) tank in my view for the Bristlenose to thrive in.
LDA25 pleco (pitbull) or Otocinclus would be better suited for ten gallon tank after the tank had matured for a few month's.
Both species in my view will fair poorly in newer tanks of less than six months based only on my expieriences with them.

Bristlenose I have kept ,am keeping, routinely reach five inches, with some males,, perhaps five and a half inches.
they are quite active at night should one use small flashlight with red lens to observe them and other catfish with.

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:33 AM   #13
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Agreed on the fact they need a mature tank. They love grazing on algae and a tank less than 6 months old will not not have much for them.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #14
I have a whiptail catfish in my 26g and during the day he rarely goes and feed or clean hes mostly on the anubias leafs or on my driftwood. but as soon as my lights go off he goes all around and probably does the whole aquarium overnight!
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