05-14-2009, 08:20 AM
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I have two Bristlenose, The long finned albino, If you get a male and a female they are less apt to quarrel. The males usually are a bit larger than the females and the males have many more bristles on their noses. Hard to sex them until they are about three inches in my view. They do love to rasp on bogwood or driftwood and aren't particular about what they eat. They do need vegeatable's however. I feed mine spirulina flake and pellets along wih romain lettuce and zucchinni? They also like algae wafers and occasional meaty foods like Frozen chopped Krill and or brine shrimp. When you purchase them ,,If you are able,, Look to see that their bellies appear full as opposed to sunken which indicates improperly fed fish. A medium size piece of driftwood or bogwood ,placed in each end of the tank will keep em from squabbling. Also,, these fish like(need) well oxygenated tanks with some current and temp below 82. I think you will love them.