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post #11 of 21 Old 10-23-2008, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Really? Great, as that's what I want!
How do you tell it's a bristle and not a common??

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post #12 of 21 Old 10-23-2008, 04:16 PM
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don't quote me............
i ink it has something to do with the shape of the face,
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post #13 of 21 Old 10-23-2008, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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So, if my little guy is a bristlenose he is not the culprit as far as the row of little holes up & down the leaves of my plants?

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post #14 of 21 Old 10-24-2008, 07:10 AM
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i'd ossibly think it was a lone snail camping out in the tank.
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post #15 of 21 Old 10-24-2008, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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I'm doubtful in regards to a snail as there are clowns & yoyos in this tank. Last night I happened to be up at 4am and I took a flashlight and carefully observed the tank and there was no activity on any of the plants at all, except for the ottos doing their job. It's a mystery....

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post #16 of 21 Old 01-20-2009, 03:34 PM
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Do these come dwarf size?
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post #17 of 21 Old 01-20-2009, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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In comparison to a common plec they are dwarf. I *think* the regular bristle maxes out at 6" and the ABN maxes out at 4". At least that's the hope I have for my ABN

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post #18 of 21 Old 01-22-2009, 02:11 PM
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Hey there,

I was reading up on Bristlenose Plecs because I am going to get one and I came across this paragraph:


Plants: Planted tanks work great. These little guys rarely eat or tear up plants. They love exploring your aquascaping and looking for small bits of algae in the greenery. However, I would not trust any plecos with Amazon sword plants. Once your bristlenose runs out of algae he will start scraping the top layer off plant leaves.

http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Catfish,...ristlenose.htm

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post #19 of 21 Old 01-23-2009, 10:02 AM
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my pleco eats holes in my Plants Also :P

Maybe you should put veges in there.
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post #20 of 21 Old 01-28-2009, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ha! So that explains it. It's the swords that look chewed. I can give him veggies but when I do that's all she seems to focus on. I think I'll forgo the Amazon swords and focus on the other plants. She leaves the Melon swords alone so I'm grateful for that!

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