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Old 01-01-2013, 11:00 PM   #1 
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BN pleco or albino common?







Kind of wondering. You can see how big she's gotten since I got her mid November. It's hard to tell for sure though and if she's a common well.. >.> Probably won't be able to keep her in the 55, not sure. Is there an age you can really tell for sure what it is? Can't trust Petco to have their fish marked properly.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:05 PM   #2 
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Your little cutie looks a lot like the baby bristlenoses at the fish store where we bought our longfin bristlenose. They occasionally get some of the names right (however rare that may be) and it looks like this is one of those times. Very, Very cute! And we love ours, she's just about everywhere during the day, unless like most other species of pleco (who are mostly nocturnal)

Also, ours is about 3" and is just now getting bristles.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:14 PM   #3 
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Thank goodness, I worry all the time. I can't believe how much she grew in just a few short months. My husband was curious about that but I think it's cause she went from the tiny 10 at the pet store to a 55 here. She's just got those two little bristles at the top of her head which is why I think she's a girl.


When we brought her home so tiny.
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They won't quite grow into their bristles until later, and there's supposedly a ridge on the males' noses that isn't present on the females. But it's hard to see at a small size. Some females get a few bristles, but if it starts looking like Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean, it's pretty safe to assume that your fish is a boy ;)
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:18 PM   #5 
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They won't quite grow into their bristles until later, and there's supposedly a ridge on the males' noses that isn't present on the females. But it's hard to see at a small size. Some females get a few bristles, but if it starts looking like Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean, it's pretty safe to assume that your fish is a boy ;)
xD Yes I saw some of the extreme BN pics and I was like HOLY COW. Davy Jones is a perfect image to go with that xD
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:18 PM   #6 
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That was how I explained it to my non-fishkeeping dad! lol
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:20 PM   #7 
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I had to zoom in on your picture to see her! LOL

What did you name her? Our toddler named ours "Boo".
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #8 
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Eureka like the vacuum company xD She was so little when we first got her I was scared the goldies might nom her but she holds her own and has her own log now that she loves.
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Same with Boo. I really prefer them to the other commercially available species. Mostly because of their size, but I also love those gnarly noses!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:27 PM   #10 
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They're really unique compared to commons. I chose them for the size but really just adoring them.
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