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post #1 of 8 Old 11-25-2008, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Talking bristlenose pleco

Anyone own bristlenose (bushynose) plecos? I am interested in adding one to my newly cycled 30 gallon. Anyone have ph of 8.0 or higher and have one of these guys? My ph is 8.2. I'm thinking it's possible to have one in my tank, just as long as I take a long while to acclimate him. :) Thanks for any info!
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-25-2008, 02:53 PM
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I've got one. Great fish. My ph is 7.8. I'd think you'd be able to have one as long as you acclimate him properly. Glad you've been able to start stocking your 30g. How exciting!!

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post #3 of 8 Old 11-25-2008, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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I know, they are starting to swim around a bit more now to. The otos also seem happier, hopefully they'll get to work eventually ont he algae on the front of my tank... although I'm sure there's a bit on the driftwood in there to. I don't want to scrub it off the front yet, but I don't want it to be there forever either.
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-05-2008, 09:11 AM
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i've got a male and a female in my 45g. ph is ~6.8 because i put peat pellets in the canister filter, however the ph at petco is 8.0 and they do ok there. acclimate it slowly and it should be ok.
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-07-2008, 09:17 AM
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i've had them before,nice to keep,found them easy.
mine liked the sinking algae waffers,and catfish pellets.
provide them with bog/mopain wood.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-07-2008, 09:23 AM
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Mine are partial to a bit of veg, and once a week I put a piece of weighted down cucumber in the tank. They love it!

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-21-2008, 10:36 AM
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I have one in my tank as well and he has been doing great. From what I have read they are a very hardy fish.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-21-2008, 08:08 PM
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i have 2 one in my 30 and one with my puffers very tough stocky fish completely ignored by my puffers my ph is about 7.5-8

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