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Old 06-22-2012, 09:49 AM   #11 
Join Date: Mar 2010
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Originally Posted by Tikibirds View Post
So you can keep them in a 20G?

The bristle/bushy nose plecos (Ancistrus sp.)..Yes, one will be fine in a 20gal long term IMO/E...I keep the younger one in my 10gal for about 3-4 months then swap them out for another smaller/younger pleco...I kinda do a rotation since I always have a new clutch of babies.....
They get about 5-6inches and I will start to see bristle on the males at about 6-8 months more or less....and they keep growing and curling as they age. Female will have small straight bristle just on the tip sometimes as they get older-but nothing like the male....
Here is a pic of some babies

A male with bristles...
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #12 
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Wow! He is still super young so he's got lil pimple like tiny bristles. He is now in my 20 gal Npt :) he loves driftwood lol. I will update with pics after this weekend
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