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Old 06-28-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
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Id on plecos

I'm just at a friends house and they have 2 plecos one I think is a common and the other is a bristle nose but is it male or female?
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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It's a male
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #3
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This was the other one is it just a common Pleco?
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yes, it's a common pleco
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:40 AM   #5
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Sorry last one what would you say this is?
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:01 AM   #6
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Sorry last one what would you say this is?
My guess is a bristle
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:03 AM   #7
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Awesome just wanted to make sure I didn't get given a common or something
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An easy way to see if you have a bristle nose is to net the fish. If you find spines near the gill area it's a bristle nose pleco.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:23 PM   #10
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An easy way to see if you have a bristle nose is to net the fish. If you find spines near the gill area it's a bristle nose pleco.
An even easier way to tell is looking to see if they have horizontal stripes along the dorsal. Much easier than netting a pleco IMO.
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An even easier way to tell is looking to see if they have horizontal stripes along the dorsal. Much easier than netting a pleco IMO.
i agree. netting them might cause injury. both methods work
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:40 PM   #12
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I got one Pleco that has really different colouring compared to the other bristlenose I will try get a pic hopefully it's not a common otherwise I need to re home or get a big tank
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That last one looks more like a sail fin pleco not a bristle nose
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:33 PM   #14
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I got no idea about what it is ill try get more pics
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