10-16-2008, 07:36 PM
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About a few weeks back I purchased a little albino bristlenose. He's as cute as can be and about 1 1/2" long. I selected a bristle for the sole reason that they don't destroy plants & that they stay relatively small as far as plecos go.
This morning I noticed that one of my swords has leaves with rows of little holes going all the way up, all the way down. This is the first damage I've seen in on any of my plants so I'm pretty sure only the pleco can be at "fault".
So, I'm thinking, did I not get a bristlenose? At 1 1/2" does a bristlenose already have bristles? This little guy has none and I was told that it takes awhile for them to grow. Maybe it's a common pleco that was sold to me which would explain him munching on the plants? He's got plenty of driftwood to munch on and he also eats the spinach I feed the ottos. I don't think it's the ottos eating the plants...