View Full Version : Will bristles grow back?

02-03-2015, 04:19 AM
I have a adult BN pleco that had some of his bristles bitten off by a cichlid, will they grow back?

02-03-2015, 05:10 AM
I do not know for sure, but I'd bet they will, much like how fins repair themselves. The best thing you can do is provide pristine water till it heals. I would keep close eye on him to see if any infection or disease appears.

02-03-2015, 05:38 AM
He seems to be healed, I've had him for about a week and I can't see the bites on his face anymore.

02-03-2015, 03:36 PM
Was it a fish in its current tank that bit him? If so, I'd be for getting one of them out of there before it happens again. Poor little guy :o(

02-03-2015, 04:35 PM
I am not sure if they grow back. I would assume so since fins grow back, but my BN has never had his bristles bitten off. You may want to separate the two.

02-03-2015, 06:45 PM
His injuries didn't happen in my tank, he is safe now and doing very well. I was just curious about the bristles growing back.