View Full Version : question about my bristle nose's

03-17-2009, 11:55 PM
i have 2 albino bristle noses and i am not sure how to tell whether they are male or female. i would like one of each. one of them is a good deal larger than the other. i am estimating that one is 4" and the other is 2"

03-18-2009, 12:40 AM
Male BN's have bristles (reason they're called "bristle nose" pleco), females dont. Albinos do seem to mature slower than browns, but if the smaller one doesn't start showing bristles after several more months it's likely a female.

03-18-2009, 04:11 AM
ok, then i most definitely have two males. they are both very bristly. i will probably take the smaller one back eventually and exchange it for a female.

i wasnt sure if the bristles were the 'horns' i read about the males having, but i guess they are. thanks for the help.