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    Default Bristlenose

    A rare appearance by my long fins! I like them but they hide too much...

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    Default Re: Bristlenose

    My long finned are my favorites. Mine aren't any worse than the other strains about hiding.
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    Default Re: Bristlenose

    Cool Brian, maybe you need more of them
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    There are 4 of them and they love hiding in their driftwood. At this time, it's a catfish only tank. with the Bristlenose, 3 Corys. An 8" Featherfin Squeaker and some other kind of pleco that I've only seen maybe three times this year, lol... I got the Featherfin when it was only about 1" long and has far outgrown this tank... All the more reason to upgrade to a larger tank for Christmas

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    Default Re: Bristlenose

    Brian let me know if they ever breed for you.. All of mine are standard tails.

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    Default Re: Bristlenose

    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    Brian let me know if they ever breed for you.. All of mine are standard tails.

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    Once I get some of my remodeling projects completed and open up some more space, I'd like to give that a try. I've never tried breeding Bristlenose so I should read up...

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    Default Re: Bristlenose

    No promises, but I bet they'd be more outgoing if you moved the featherfin. Plecs don't like bottom-dwellers bigger than themselves. Also, adults are also much more secretive than youngsters (still talking about fish).

    Any pics of the other plec?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam S View Post
    No promises, but I bet they'd be more outgoing if you moved the featherfin. Plecs don't like bottom-dwellers bigger than themselves. Also, adults are also much more secretive than youngsters (still talking about fish).

    Any pics of the other plec?
    That's nice to know! They actually grew up in their own tank until about 2 months ago when I had to consolidate tanks. I never really saw them then either, although I did see them through the holes in the driftwood.

    I will take a pic of the other pleco the next time I see it. It's even more secretive than the long fins. I got it at the same time I got the squeaker and they were the same size at 1". I don't think I saw it for about 2 years and thought it had died. It blends in with the driftwood and is a small one at about 2.5" now.

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    Default Re: Bristlenose

    This is about as much as I've seen of him at any time...

    I got this one and the feather fin on a Black Friday special at Petsmart a few years ago. They were very small...

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