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Old 11-01-2013, 04:24 AM   #1
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New Red Bristlenose Pleco

Hey Everyone,

My boyfriend and I just added a new fish to our 55g tank. That's right, as the title says, a red bristlenose pleco. He's very sneaky. When we got home from work today, it took us almost an hour to find him. He was in the smallest nook in the driftwood. Very stealthy. We haven't named him yet, but he decided to come out for a photo shoot a little while ago. From what I've found, reds are somewhat rare in the species. Without further ado, here he is...


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Old 11-01-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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That's gorgeous
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Jealous!!!!!
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I have 3 of these guys! They are definitely sneaky, I only ever see 1 at a time if i'm lucky to see any at all. But the gorgeous color on them makes up for it! And yes, they are still fairly rare at this point because they are a newer color morph. You can find them online pretty easily, but most people don't like to spend that kind of money on plecos.

Congrats on the new buy!
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:53 AM   #5
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Thank you everyone! We think he is absolutely stunning. As soon as we saw him in the tank at the lfs, we knew we were bringing him home.
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Any reason why he looks like he is clamping his fins?
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:41 AM   #7
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Any reason why he looks like he is clamping his fins?
I'm not sure. Maybe it was because he was just added to the tank a few hours before these pictures were taken?

The water parameters look good. Ammonia: 0 Nitrites: 0 Nitrates: 5

We've never owned a pleco. We just researched a lot before we decided on getting a bristlenose. So any help as to why you think he would be clamping is welcomed.

He doesn't seem to be doing it now, but we will definitely keep an eye on him.
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Wow! Beautiful fish!
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That is a nice red congrats!
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That is a beautiful pleco
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