06-03-2013, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Aurie
I bought a mature female bristlenose that was in the plant tank at my LFS. No one even knew she was in there. I asked if I could have her, I was told no. The next week we went back and I asked for a female bristlenose. The guys there said "why a female" to which I responded "I like their look, without bristles" and instead of sexing the tank of juveniles they just sold me her.
tl:dr Female bristlenose don't have bristles :)
Some Female bristlenose have no bristles,and some females will sport a few short bristles around the mouth, but not as extensive, or as high up on the forehead, as the males of this species.