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post #11 of 41 Old 02-10-2009, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Female BNs don't generally have bristles like the males. It looks like you've got a female.
Thanks. I got the male and the guy threw in the female for free. I thought she was a male because they fought at first, but I guess they were courting. lol -- The male got back into the cave yesterday and was acting as if he were stuffing eggs into the same niche ---- I almost had a heart attack. Picked it up to look inside and saw...thankfully...nothing. I hear they won't reproduce as much if there are a lot of them, so I'm going to keep as many as I can.

How many can you have in a 46 gallon? It's a bowfront which means it doesn't have as much bottom area as a normal rectangle.
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Nuther video

This shows the momma at the beginning, taking some of the babies on a zucchini ride LOL Then there is the big papa next to one of the babies. Hard to believe they will eventually be that big!

Both of the adults are overfed... I know this, but it can't be helped, the babies need food!

YouTube - Albino Bristlenose Pleco Family (Part 5)

Last count was 26...
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Wow 26 babies...geesh! Lol. Thas cool vid,big ol papa next to itty bitty baby. Good luck with all them!

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My female has a beer belly like your male does. Bummer. I was hoping she was with child(s). Cute video.
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Adorable little ones. I'm glad you posted this last video. After watching it I'm now convinced I do have a fat female BN. She looks just like yours. I was worried it was a common pleco but now I know she's not. Thanks

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Cool Videos, I'm a big fan of ALL Plecos
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post #17 of 41 Old 02-16-2009, 01:19 AM
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Aww I want some of the babies! But I am in Cali.. kinda a long shipment for the lil guys.. If you can't get rid of them feel like shipping a few overnight would be happy to take some.
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post #18 of 41 Old 02-16-2009, 10:08 AM
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Where are you located i would pick some up and give them to a local club or fishstore. My lfs is tropic isle and pretty much everyone who knows about it knows what they are doing.
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Cool video! I like the decorations in the tank.
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Wow 26 babies...geesh! Lol. Thas cool vid,big ol papa next to itty bitty baby. Good luck with all them!
Yes that big one is a character. The babies are all over his tail, but he doesn't mind. In the next video, you'll see the momma use her tail to protect the babies. She swishes it towards them as if to round them up. She does this will her wafers too. LOL
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