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Bristlenose Pleco & Their Spikes

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Bristlenose Pleco & Their Spikes
Old 11-21-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
 
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Bristlenose Pleco & Their Spikes

I've had my BN now for around 5-6 months and in that time he has only grown about an inch or so. I would really like to tell what sex it is but it hasn't yet grown it's "Spikes" does anyone know when this usually happens?

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Old 11-21-2010, 09:54 PM   #2
 
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I have a 2 1/2 year old ABN plec and she has ZERO bristles. Perhaps you have a female BN??
You say yours had grown an inch, what size was he/she when you got him/her??
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
 
How big is it now?
As said already, it could be a female, pretty impossible to tell until they're mature. I got one that was a good 3 inches and had no spikes at all - thought it was a female, but then he grew spikes after a few months!!
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:09 PM   #4
 
so if they dont grow spikes its a female?
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:14 PM   #5
 
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so if they dont grow spikes its a female?
Yes, that is correct.
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