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Old 04-12-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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Bristlenose Plecostomus

I'm practicing on how to spell plecostomus. Lol
Anyways I finally got my hands on a BN plecostomus! WooHoo! Happy Easter to me!
He is soo small and cute. Maybe an inch and a half long. Already flaring out at my GBR, not taking any bulling from him.
He is still really shy of me and bolts when I come up to the tank. He'll warm up to me eventually.
He has already knows how to scare me. Lol
Doing a wc, and for the life of me I couldn't find him. Well he was in the bucket that had some decor in it, I always take some out so I can clean. I wonder if the parents teach them how to be helions? Sure is giving me gray hairs lol
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What a cutie!
Good thing you found him in the bucket and didn't dump him out or anything like that.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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I'm practicing on how to spell plecostomus. Lol
Anyways I finally got my hands on a BN plecostomus! WooHoo! Happy Easter to me!
He is soo small and cute. Maybe an inch and a half long. Already flaring out at my GBR, not taking any bulling from him.
He is still really shy of me and bolts when I come up to the tank. He'll warm up to me eventually.
He has already knows how to scare me. Lol
Doing a wc, and for the life of me I couldn't find him. Well he was in the bucket that had some decor in it, I always take some out so I can clean. I wonder if the parents teach them how to be helions? Sure is giving me gray hairs lol
Hi,
just wanted to say, its a shame you live that far away, i have just brought a tank off a friend which has a bristl-nose and a pleco, anyway
about a month ago they gave me approx 60 babies, which iv had to go and get a 30lt tank all eating me out of house and home greedy little buggers lol, now iv just found more . you could have had as many as you like lol, luckly my lfs has said they will buy them off of me, as long as they all go to a good home that's all i care about bless them.
im new to this site so ill have to try and sort out how you download pics to the site

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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I am glad that I did find him that night. He is one of those fish that don't wiggle when out of water, just hangs on for dear life.
I just call him a he cus it easier to type. :P Right now he is too young for me to sex.
Welcome to AA Dizzy!
I only wish my lfs holds more of a verity of plecos. All they have are commons, sailfin, and rubbernose. Once and a great while they will have a BN. At one point I maybe overrun with ABN and BN plecos since I am planning on breeding them once they are older.

He was so cute when I got home, just laying on my amazon sword leaf. By the time I got my camera, he spooked and hid behind a rock. I hope he warms up to me soon, he is just too cute!
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We've got a bristlenose and love him too, so characterful... Be warned though, they grow to be huge - we've seen some monsters!
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We've got a bristlenose and love him too, so characterful... Be warned though, they grow to be huge - we've seen some monsters!
Wow what kind of BN do you have? All of my albino bristlenose stay at 5 inches.
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He's a bristlenose catfish, currently in the middle of a tank changeover and I've moved all his hiding spots (hence I've given him a plastic glass to hide in)... he's going to be the first one in his new home in the morning, hope he likes it (we're going from a 65ltr to 180 so quite a big upgrade).
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Nice. Well if he gets too big, over ten inches, it will be a good excuse to get a bigger tank.
Everywhere I have read the max size is 7 inches. How big is yours?
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BN plecostomus only get to around 5 inches long no monster size.
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Me thinking huge would be a common or a sail fin plecostomus. I don't have that big of a tank, yet lol

Here is a couple more pictures of him
A tummy pic and his hiding place after the camera spooked him.
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