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post #1 of 10 Old 12-19-2007, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Albino Bristlenose Pleco

I just bought myself an Albino Bristlenose Pleco today! It is only about an inch long right now. I was wondering if he will get those bushy lookin wiskers on his nose? I have seen some pictures with them and some without. He doesn't have any now but I thought maybe he would grow some as he matured?

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-19-2007, 07:40 PM
If your fish is a male, the "bristles" will become very pronounced. The females I have seen have somewhat less. By the way, how are things in the Summit City? You've been away for awhile.
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-20-2007, 12:30 PM
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If yours is only an inch long it may take a while before you see the bristles. (if its a male) My males were nearly 3" before I started to see bristles and are now between 4 -5" and have quite a few.

By the way - they are very messy fish!
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-20-2007, 12:38 PM
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If yours is only an inch long it may take a while before you see the bristles. (if its a male) My males were nearly 3" before I started to see bristles and are now between 4 -5" and have quite a few.

By the way - they are very messy fish!
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post #5 of 10 Old 12-20-2007, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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By the way - they are very messy fish!
Messy? How so? I thought most plecos were pretty clean.
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-20-2007, 02:03 PM
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they will clean your glass and thats great and all. but they poop constantly as well.
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-20-2007, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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I took some pictures today. Not the best, but you get the idea.







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post #8 of 10 Old 12-20-2007, 06:41 PM
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Can't add anything - your question has already been answered. Just wanted to say that he's cute. :)
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-21-2007, 06:11 PM
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That's a nice looking pleco :)

Comando is right - they poop constantly. You might not notice it as much as you have gravel in your tank. Mine is a mostly bare bottom tank and I always have to vacuum up the pleco poo. They also like drift wood and will graze on it if you have any.
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-21-2007, 06:14 PM
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I, too, have nothing to add. I just wanted to point out how fun it is to say "pleco poo". PLECO POO!

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