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Old 02-01-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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bristlenose identification

I received two baby bristlenoses today and need help identifying them. Having trouble getting a photo.

I think perhaps starlight, not certain. They are Brown with the white tip of their fins, are there other species with this?
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Not sure if you mean L182 or L183. It's easy enough to tell if it's L183. Count the dorsal rays. If it has 1 hard and 9 soft then that's what you have.
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starlight usually have tiny beautiful white dots all over them, even as babies. If brownish with hardly visible spots and a whitish tail, i'd say a regular BN? or a lemon drop BN?

pics would help, maybe better luck later on getting them
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They have lots of light Brown spots. Can't get close enough to them they like the back wall of my tank behind all the plants.
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Common BN are brown with white tipped tails and dorsal fins. Patterns can be variable depending on the background/substrate.
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Thanks toddnbecca I likely have common bn then. I've just never seen them in our lfs with the thick white line on their back fin.
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Juvies have a solid white line, but it dwindles down to the corners of the tail and dorsal fins as they grow. All the wee common fry look like starlights for a while, but they outgrow the white stripes long before they mature.
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Great info, I look forward to watching them change then. They are seriously tiny at the moment one is barely 2cms including tail the other only marginally larger.
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Geeze, I never sell anything that small. I don't even like to move them to other tanks before they reach at least 1".
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This woman had two that bred and she never wanted or expected them to. She wanted to get rid of them and I fear would have been a creek if it weren't me.
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