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The Trans Am Kid 12-19-2007 07:36 PM

Albino Bristlenose Pleco
 
I just bought myself an Albino Bristlenose Pleco today! It is only about an inch long right now. I was wondering if he will get those bushy lookin wiskers on his nose? I have seen some pictures with them and some without. He doesn't have any now but I thought maybe he would grow some as he matured?

Thanks

herefishy 12-19-2007 07:40 PM

If your fish is a male, the "bristles" will become very pronounced. The females I have seen have somewhat less. By the way, how are things in the Summit City? You've been away for awhile.

tweemaster2 12-20-2007 12:30 PM

If yours is only an inch long it may take a while before you see the bristles. (if its a male) My males were nearly 3" before I started to see bristles and are now between 4 -5" and have quite a few.

By the way - they are very messy fish!

tweemaster2 12-20-2007 12:38 PM

If yours is only an inch long it may take a while before you see the bristles. (if its a male) My males were nearly 3" before I started to see bristles and are now between 4 -5" and have quite a few.

By the way - they are very messy fish!

The Trans Am Kid 12-20-2007 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tweemaster2
By the way - they are very messy fish!

Messy? How so? I thought most plecos were pretty clean.

comando489 12-20-2007 02:03 PM

they will clean your glass and thats great and all. but they poop constantly as well.

The Trans Am Kid 12-20-2007 04:49 PM


Falina 12-20-2007 06:41 PM

Can't add anything - your question has already been answered. Just wanted to say that he's cute. :)

tweemaster2 12-21-2007 06:11 PM

That's a nice looking pleco :)

Comando is right - they poop constantly. You might not notice it as much as you have gravel in your tank. Mine is a mostly bare bottom tank and I always have to vacuum up the pleco poo. They also like drift wood and will graze on it if you have any.

beetlebz 12-21-2007 06:14 PM

I, too, have nothing to add. I just wanted to point out how fun it is to say "pleco poo". PLECO POO!


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