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    i see BN plecos everywhere.... not a single normal one to find.... is there a shortage or something? i finally broke down and bought a albino pleco for my 55g.... but i mean.... i wish i had a normal one.... she (i dont see any bristles yet and its just shy of 2") will grow big in my 55g i hope... but then again i have the worst luck with plecos.
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    Albino bristlenose plecos are extremely IMO, even if you don't have that much luck with plecos she will most likely thrive. They stay around 5-6'' when fully mature so you don't have to worry. They do make a lot, a lot of mess tho.

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    Ye my 55g has plenty of space for them. I planned on 2.... Jf she survives more than a month ill pick her up a male...
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    I'm not sure you can conclude that you have a female at 2". I think my male got about 3" long before his bristles came in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brhino View Post
    I'm not sure you can conclude that you have a female at 2". I think my male got about 3" long before his bristles came in.
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    I'm not sure you can conclude that you have a female at 2". I think my male got about 3" long before his bristles came in.
    +1 My BN just started a few (3) bristles going up the face. Still not sure it is a male. Mine love their algae wafers, watermelon and shelled peas, but go CRAZY for broccoli. That diet and good water parameters will keep yours healthy and growing.
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    well i have plenty of drift wood in there and algae on the wall. this morning i work up and i cant find it any where. im hoping i got a female, tbh those bristles freak me the heck out... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    well i have plenty of drift wood in there and algae on the wall. this morning i work up and i cant find it any where. im hoping i got a female, tbh those bristles freak me the heck out... lol
    Too funny - your have bristle-phobia! My 2 BNs are all over the tank, cleaning everything. Sometimes I don't see them and then suddenly there they are, out and about, doing their thing. I can't wait for the bristles to grow longer - I think they're beyond cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    well i have plenty of drift wood in there and algae on the wall. this morning i work up and i cant find it any where. im hoping i got a female, tbh those bristles freak me the heck out... lol
    Then just maybe it was not the best choice of fish?

    Even the females of some species get some bristles. If you want a shock look at this: http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...s&image_id=491
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    That is a little funny what you say about availablity, around me I have only ever seen a couple albino ones, mostly regular here. Even found a petsmart with a bigger fish selection that had both types of bristlenoses.

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