Originally Posted by FishyFishy89
WHY must it be so difficult to get a NON-ALBINO bristlenose pleco! I has white sand, I don't want a bottom feeder that is atleast 90% white.
Funny.. I had the opposite problem looking for mine.. my LFS only ever had the brown ones.. the albinos would always get snatched up with 24 hours of being for sale (my LFS quarantines incoming fish, so customers typically knew when they'd be up for sale and so they'd sell out fast). I ended up ordering some L144's (they are yellow with brown eyes) so they would stand out more against my black sand.
I've seen the regular ones at Petco and Petsmart... or you could consider ordering them. I got mine shipped to me for less than one would have cost me at my LFS (though their increased cost was due to being bigger - almost adult sized, the ones I got were babies).
I'd just order one (or two) - I've gotten fish from this semmer with no problems :)