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Old 09-30-2013, 03:03 AM   #1
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What sex is my Longfin Bristlenose Pleco?

I've had it for two weeks I don't know it is but it is three inches long



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Old 09-30-2013, 04:37 AM   #2
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Anyone?
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:56 AM   #3
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Female.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:06 AM   #4
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Probably gonna have to get her a male albino longfin bristlenose pleco as a buddy for her maybe get some fry
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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It depends on how old it is. I'm not sure if I am remembering right but I think males begin getting bristles at about the time they reach 3ish inches. Chances are if it's that big and your not seeing signs of bristles starting to grow in the next few months you most likely have a female. But just so you know every once in a while you'll run across a female that gets a single row of bristles right around the upper lip area, not a full bristle head like males get tho.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:33 PM   #6
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It depends on how old it is. I'm not sure if I am remembering right but I think males begin getting bristles at about the time they reach 3ish inches. Chances are if it's that big and your not seeing signs of bristles starting to grow in the next few months you most likely have a female. But just so you know every once in a while you'll run across a female that gets a single row of bristles right around the upper lip area, not a full bristle head like males get tho.
The pleco literally has zero bristles not even two ridges on her head like you see in most BN plecos
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:04 PM   #7
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If you're not seeing any bristles at 3 inches long then you've definitely got a girl there. My boy started getting bristles at about 2 inches and they just keep on coming. Lol
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If you're not seeing any bristles at 3 inches long then you've definitely got a girl there. My boy started getting bristles at about 2 inches and they just keep on coming. Lol
The body is about two inches but the tail is an inch long
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Yes you should be seeing the bristles forming by now.
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Yes you should be seeing the bristles forming by now.
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Yes you should be seeing the bristles forming by now.
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That's a real nice pleco there. I like mine. When I see her!!!
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Thanks he's usually out and about now but he's fully grown at 6inch. He used to always be hiding until he got to about 4 inches. Once she gets a little older you'll see her all the time.
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Thanks he's usually out and about now but he's fully grown at 6inch. He used to always be hiding until he got to about 4 inches. Once she gets a little older you'll see her all the time.
Okay cool
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