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Emlou81 10-02-2013 03:12 PM

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Evening all. As per title not only am i new to the site but also new to fish keeping. Have inherited a 60l tank primarily for sons birthday present (he's 2 and loves them.) i was told than the pleco was bristle nose but am now doubting this, having looked at images and also the lack of bristle. . . . If i upload an image albeit not a great quality one, is there some one who could perhaps help me out? Thanks in advance. Emma
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Emlou81 10-02-2013 03:36 PM

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pics of unknown pleco

Emlou81 10-03-2013 01:56 AM

can anyone help?

willow 10-03-2013 08:10 AM

hello and warm welcome to you :-D
...he's not a bristle nose...looks more to me like the potential
to be a large plec ..in which case he's going to get very big,
you could ask you LFS(local fish store) if they will take him for you,
they may give you a credit note. i think you have some good stores in Essex
don't you ?

Emlou81 10-03-2013 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by willow (Post 3137490)
hello and warm welcome to you :-D
...he's not a bristle nose...looks more to me like the potential
to be a large plec ..in which case he's going to get very big,
you could ask you LFS(local fish store) if they will take him for you,
they may give you a credit note. i think you , some good stores in Essex
don't you ?


Thank you for this, that was my fear the poor fella, I already gave the LFS 10 mollies as the tank was heavily overstocked (in my opinion and I am certainly no expert) My son loves the plecs, will a brstlenose be ok in 60l, there is also 2 neon tetras, 3 corys, 3 cherry barbs and 3 mollies. What a shame. Really appreciate the reply as need all the help I can get!

Emlou81 10-03-2013 12:10 PM

Forgot to say he's currently appx 4" and appx 18months old

willow 10-03-2013 12:22 PM

hi
you're very welcome.
bristle nose would be fine,and wouldn't grow much bigger i think 5 in max,
the females can have bristles,but not as many,mine never did,the one i have now
is to young yet to tell,i would love a pair:-D

welcome to your son too :wave:

under my name you should see aquariums..click on that,and you'll see the plec i had lol
infact i had two..shrek and fiona lol

Emlou81 10-03-2013 12:32 PM

They are lovely! Seriously wish I had the space for a larger tank then i'd keep the pleco as think he's great, he doesn't look dissimilar to yours. It's so frustrating that he was sold in the first place although I imagine the fish shop assume you know your tank limits?

We were going to get my son goldfish, but after many hours and late nights researching we went for the tropical and really glad we did. We sit for ages just watching them, far better than hours of reality tv!

willow 10-03-2013 12:38 PM

i'm rebuilding,my newest tank (i have a post somewhere)
bought this one off ebay,so starting a fresh almost.
:squint: are you sure you need a sofa ? :lol:

Emlou81 10-03-2013 01:21 PM

funny you should say that, we removed one of our sofa's to make room for the tank, we don't get many visitors anyway!


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