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Old 10-01-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
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BN Pleco and Driftwood

I'm going to rehome my common pleco and get BN. I've read that they need driftwood and I would like to know what I need to get. I've also read that you need to boil the driftwood. Advice please.
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Hi, not sure if they require a certain type. I've read some have Malaysian DW in with their BNs. Below are some links on the BN Plecos that mention DW and also some info on prepping the DW for the aquarium.

The Bristlenose Pleco Info...
Ancistrus temminckii, the Bristlenose pleco with care, maintenance requirements and breeding information for your tropical fish

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I have two types of driftwood in my tank. One piece is malaysian, and one piece is from the local fish store. My bristlenose seems to like both.
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I have one Malaysian and one Mopani. My BN gravitates to the Mopani. I asked a local Pleco expert and she said that the specific BN variety does not "need" wood like other varieties, but they do enjoy it. She told me mine probably likes the Mopani better because the wood is not as dense as the Malaysian, which makes it easier for him to scrape and chew.
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