Albino Bristlenose pleco?
do you see the bristles when it is a juvenile and if it doesn't what does it look like?
My LFS has 2 of them and they are very small, less than 2 inches long. There are no bristles on them that I could see at all. They looked little little gray white plecos. I could not see any distinguishing marks on them that would tell me they were albino.
Males usually develop their bristles around 3-4" (sometime 2.5"), while females get smaller bristles at around 4-5".
so i could have a bristlenose and not know it?
You might. How big is he right now?
Could you post any pics?
i would say hes about 3-4 inches in length and here are some pics
So what do i got? a normal common albino pleco or a albino bristlenose pleco?
From the pictures I would say that they are not Bristlenose and they aren't albino either. This could just be from the pictures but they look nothing like any albino I have ever seen and at 3-4 inches they should have distinct barbels already. Might be a different species of albino but I don't know.
Check those images out and see if they even come close. I could not find a BN that matches your pictures.
The 3 BN plecos I had in the past were under 3 inches when I got them, 2 males and 1 female and they had very distinct bristles already and were very easy to distinguish male from female.
so any idea what it is?
That looks like something I've seen at petsmart. They were about 4-5" each, labeled as "chocolate albino" plecos, or some variation of that term. I don't know it that's an actual species, but I hope that helps.
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