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Old 05-21-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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A surfeit of bristlenose

Well, thanks to a generous fellow aquarium society member, I am now in possession of a dozen, 1" new juvenile common bristlenose cats.....which is good, as I need a couple of females to go with my two mature males, and I should have a few tanks looking a lot more tidy over the next week.
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Sounds great, I'll take 2! :P I am actually looking for 1 or 2 though, I hardly ever see them in my local stores.
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Well, I was pretty amused until about 10 minutes ago on the telephone with SerLunchBox....his scoop today eclipses mine.....but at least he actually had to pay something for his!
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heh ... thanks man!
i personally thought yours was a steal as well!
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Where were all these deals when I was there?
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Old 06-05-2005, 01:53 AM   #6
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Where were all these deals when I was there?
We were waiting until you left...:P Come for a visit...I am sure we can dig you up some cool take-home deals.
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On a side note......

As a term of venery could we come up with a good name for a group of bristlenose. The earliest use of surfeit I can find in this context is "A surfeit of slaughter" from c.1000 by Beowulf. I think bristlenose deserve better comany than 'slaughter'.

What about a "scurry of bristlenose" ... but that is used for crabs...
or a "suction of bristlenose"? hehehe

"An Exultation of Larks" is an interesting book to peruse.


I have a "brush of bristlenose in my tanks"
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Matt, that's terrific.

Good luck with them Christian. I've been on the hunt for some brown dwarf BNs. I want to cross them with my albinos to hopefully strengthen the gene pool. These fish are such prolific spawners, yet I never see them for sale at an lfs.
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A 'brush of bristlenose'...it has the ring of correctness to it....so be it!
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Matt, that's terrific.

Good luck with them Christian. I've been on the hunt for some brown dwarf BNs. I want to cross them with my albinos to hopefully strengthen the gene pool. These fish are such prolific spawners, yet I never see them for sale at an lfs.
Well, the chap I got mine from figures that he probably has another 30-40 lurking about in there....perhaps I can talk him out of another dozen...you pay shipping...
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