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    Hey all,

    We got this fish about a month ago, he was labeled in the fish store as a long fin bristlenose pleco. So far he seems to be doing well, has grown quite a bit! But, he has no bristles.....is this a maturity thing? Or did I get swindled? Here's some pics.





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    It's a maturity thing. Also maybe a male or female thing.
    How long is this one?
    Mine started showing maturity at 2-3"

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    that doesn't look like a bristlenose to me to be honest.

    The fin on the back looks too big imo

    I'd going with a larger breed of some kind
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

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    looks like a bristlenose to me, maybe with a bit of the longfin breeding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bignellm
    It's a maturity thing. Also maybe a male or female thing.

    Mine started showing maturity at 2-3"
    +1 to the maturity/size, Mine started showing at about that same size.
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    Most likely a female. I have 2 females with no bristles and 2 males with wonderful bristles (all in different tanks).

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    I thought they all had bristles but the female is smaller and has shorter bristles. I have 3......all the same size, tho, but one has bristles just a little bit shorter. Who knows? Maybe they're all males since I've never had any babies. I thought they all had bristles when they were small but now I can't remember. They were very small when I got them.
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    Since your post made me curious, I did some checking and found this.

    http://www.bristlenoseworld.com/t758...velop-bristles

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