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butterbean
11-15-2012, 10:32 PM
I am really having a hard time getting use to my Albino BN ... He active and appears to be very healthy eats good all the things you hope your fish will be and do. I just can't get use to the fact that most the time i can see his insides ... I have looked at pictures of them on the net and they all seem to be that way to a different degree but when you just glance at him it looks like something is wrong I find myself staring at him wondering "is that on the inside or out". Do they ever become less transparent? He is a little pinkish guy right now.

Northerly
11-16-2012, 02:07 AM
What size is he? I'd imagine if he was young then that's pretty normal. Also, my rubber lip plecos are completely see through on their stomachs.

butterbean
11-16-2012, 03:32 AM
He is growing quite fast he was about 1" when I got him and now I would say he is between 1"1/2 -2".... That is how he is when he is on the glass you can see his insides in his little belly and after he has had his algae wafers at night in the morning his sides are a little greenish as the day wears on it fades but you can always see some. It is just strange I never realized before I have had mostly darker fish in the past. My Angel is a Koi Angel mostly white with a very little light yellow/orange you can't see through her like the BN you still can somewhat. It just reminds you of bruise.

Dennis Bissett
11-16-2012, 06:51 AM
I think your angel has white colouration, whereas the bristlenose is albino - which is a lack of pigmentation (or colour), which is why you can see what they had for breakfast. Eerie, isn't it

butterbean
11-16-2012, 07:41 AM
Yes it is a tad strange, I take it he will stay see through then :ssuprised: well as long as he's normal. I must admit I have gotten so attached to him he is just the cutest little guy and so busy he never stops cleaning well except when he is hiding from angel ....