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    I would like to get a bristlenose for my 20 gal tank that has just a pair of kribs -- will this work?? What should I know about the bristlenose??

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    They are the same as big plecos only slightly cleaner. I have on in my 27g with used to have kribs in it.
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    If the tank has a good amount of algae growth you won't need to supplement the BN's diet with veggies too often. Once the tank is clean, you'll want to provide some peas, green beans, cucumber, etc. several times weekly, alternating with algae wafers (or spirulina flake, depending on which works for you.) Unless the krib's are spawning they'll likely ignore the BN.
    If you can't find any locally I can hook you up with a small one.

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    thanks -- I will let you know!!! I will be checking my lfs today!! thanks
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    They also like a piece of diftwood to rasp on.

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    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by sandy_n
    They also like a piece of diftwood to rasp on.
    Yes Bristole Nose love some wood to chew on. Also they like to have a cave in which they set up a territory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macquatic
    Yes Bristole Nose love some wood to chew on. Also they like to have a cave in which they set up a territory.
    macquatic
    For the most part, my BN spends his whole day on various chunks of wood in my tank (I have a ton of wood though).

    I have seen that if kept as the only pleco in the tank, they don't really set up a territory, the whole tank becomes their territory unless the kribs decide to spawn. Then only the area the kribs occupy at a given time is outside his territory.

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    I am wondering what the price range of these neat guys are
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    I am wondering what the price range of these neat guys are

    I paid $14.00 New Zealand for mine. I have two. Male and Female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyoutlaw50
    I am wondering what the price range of these neat guys are
    $5 at petsmart here

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