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Another Albino Bristlenose question
I had posted pics prior of my albino bristlenose as I wanted to be sure he was indeed a bristlenose. The consensus based on the photos was that he was. Last night when feeding the tank I noticed that he came out and was chomping on a cichlid pellet. For some reason I thought that bristles were vegetarian. He has plenty of algae (:cry: ) to consume in this tank and readily takes to spinach so he's not lacking for a food source.
I also noticed that his rate of growth has been enormous. He went from being a one inch little guy to three inches in the space of two months. Is this a common growth rate for a bristle? My biggest concern is that he's actually a common pleco, and if so, I've made a big mistake by putting him in this particular tank. He has no bristles but from what I understand females may or may not develop bristles anyway.
Should I repost a pic for ID now that he's larger?? He's hard to photograph as he hides during the day.
My bristlies will munch on anything, but the growth rate of yours surprises me. It would be helpful if you could post another picture and we'll have another look :-)
Okay, will do. If I'm lucky I can entice him out with a piece of spinach tonight....
bristlenose plecos will take whatevers going and pull double duty as a scavenger of uneaten food i have one with my puffers and he eats bloodworms,mysis,whiteworm and any other meaty foods with gusto
plecos are opportunistic feeders, some like the bristlenose lean toward a vegaterian diet. that is a nice growth rate for your pleco.the bristle is one of the smaller plecos but 5-6" is common.
I tried to get a photo of him last night but he was not being cooperative. I'm going to call my LFS today once they open. My guy should have a record of when I purchased him and maybe knowing what his actual growth rate was(is) we will be able to determine if he's a bristle or common??
my ABN eat just about anything...
I too received a couple long finned albino bristlenose maybe an inch or inch and a half long some time back. They are well over three inches now. Wish my white spot pleco grew as fast.
Do you recall exactly how long some time back is?? (Can you tell I'm a tad desperate about this issue?) I tried taking a picture of him last night (for the six night in a row!) but I just can't get it. I've been keeping the camera right next to the tank for an opportune moment. I think I see it, grab the camera and as soon as I hit the *on* button he zooms off. My LFS was no help in retrieving my date of purchase for this guy. They swear he's a BN but how can that account for the tremendous exponential growth rate? :shock:
lol yeah ABN & BN does grow fast dont they? if my other plecos grow half of its speed...
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