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Old 08-25-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Bristolnose pleco

How can u tell their sex
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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the males develop bristles all over there faces and the females only get them around there mouths
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I was told that only males get bristles around their mouth and females don't develop any bristles at all.
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I was told that only males get bristles around their mouth and females don't develop any bristles at all.
That's what I thought that's what I'm trying to figure out
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I was told that only males get bristles around their mouth and females don't develop any bristles at all.
that's my understanding too.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:56 AM   #6
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males get large bristles on top, females still get smll bristles around front/ mouth kind of like a moustache lol.

While their only small with no bristles you can tell from body shape, female slightly more like "U" shape while males like "v" shape, although its hard to see the different shape unless you have a female and a male right next to each other.

Also the males get more Odontodes (the little spiky things on the Pectoral fins) than the female, also harder to see unless you have male and female together.
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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How long till they start getting that crazy spike to their face
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:41 PM   #8
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Can u sex my pleco

Here is a pic of my pleco can anyone tell me the sex please
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:43 PM   #9
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Looks like a male to me. I was told only males get bristles.
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Roughly what size? Im trying to figure out what mine is. (Also albino)
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It's male. The female barely get any bristles at all if the get any. Also the body shapes from male to female are slightly different with the males having wider heads that are more U shaped I believe.
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Some females get very little bristles and some get none at all. Mine has none.
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Sorry its female U shaped male v shaped I'm asleep.
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Some females get very little bristles and some get none at all. Mine has none.
Ya mine doesnt have any bristles either.
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its a male, the body also has very straight edges, i have seen fully mature females with bristles but probably not that big.
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Will he develope more bristles
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They should just get fuller....like a beard.haha
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I've seen the males that have like big hog noses will that happen with all males
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