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Old 07-10-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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Sexing my Bristlenose Pleco

I have a Bristlenose Pleco that I've had for about a month. And I know that males will get Bristles on their nose but I was wondering when. Is my pleco a female or is it still to small to tell? Thanks!

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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It's still too young to tell.
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Can you tell when they're one year old?
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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If it has bristles on its nose... its a boy., If not, its a girl.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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Even when they're young?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:12 AM   #6
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Even when they're young?
I don't believe you can tell when young. I saw quite a few juvenile BN plecos at a pet store and none had bristles.......
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #7
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Yeah that's what I thought... I hope mine is a male because I think the bristles look cool.
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after about 6mo old you'll be able to tell. Some Female DO get the bristles just a few and smaller bristles.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #9
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Ok thanks pitdog that's the answer I was looking for!
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