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Thread: Bushynose Not Growing?
12-23-2012, 08:40 PM #1Member Molly
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Bushynose Not Growing?
Back in the beginning of August I picked up a baby bushynose who was only about a few weeks old. It grew rapidly for a month to about 2 inches but now for the past few months I havent seen any noticeable growth. It eats Hikari wafers, algae tablets, shrimp pellets, and a cucumber slice every week. I have the temp at 80 degrees and water conditions are fine (0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite, 10 Nitrate). I have him in a 55 gallon tank so I am wondering why his growth in stunted? Is anyone familiar with the growth rate of plecos? Does he just have bad genetics and will always stay this size? I have attached a pic if its helps. Thank you for the advice.
12-24-2012, 12:09 AM #2
Well he is half grown at 2" so you might start to see some growth soon.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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12-24-2012, 01:39 AM #3
they are slow growersAs I get older I find myself thinking about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.
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12-26-2012, 10:31 PM #4
I got a bushynose around the same time you did and it was quite small less then an inch. It looks just like yours same size. Maybe a little over 2inches. I dont think you should worry. Sounds like you are doing everything right.Roll the Dice!
12-26-2012, 10:34 PM #5
If it is a dwarf bristlenose they grow fast at first and then slow down a lot.
Females are only around 3" at max on those.
12-27-2012, 12:33 AM #6
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