03-24-2009, 09:07 AM
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A lady at work whose husband breeds guppies, angelfish,and long finned albino bristlenose, gave me two of the bristlenose. I had them in a 29 gal for a while while they were tiny. As they grew ,,one became territorial. It didn't search out the other,but if the other ventured too close to it's claimed turf,, then squabbles became the norm especially, if it involved food. I believe if one were fortunate enough to get a male and female ,that squabbles might be few. As it turned out, I placed one of them in a 29 gal guppy tank and the other in Discus tank at home. It is said that the females don't sprout near the bristles that the males do and I believe there is some validity to that. Perhaps If I had placed the pair in a larger tank they would have been less inclined to invade the others space.
In any event,, they are busy little fish that love algae and are active through out the day.