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    Question Sex of this LF Bristlenose ?

    Hi,

    I have a Long fin albino pleco, and was wondering if you could tell the sex of it - it has some bristles on the sides but none on the front.
    I'm hoping it's a female - but it's probably a male - but could do with confirmation.

    It's over 3" long with the tail.

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    Do you know how old it is?



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    Quote Originally Posted by stephcps View Post
    Do you know how old it is?
    I sold the parents - both Albino LF about 18 months ago - so at least that old.



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    May be too early to tell then for sure...but I would go with female. Very pretty one too!



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    Sometimes with albino bns you can see a red triangular area on the back of a male's head (fairly big). Females don't get it. So I vote female from what I see, but I agree with steph, may be too early.



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    I think a male would show some bristles on his nose at 18 months old. Females can get some small bristles on the side.



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    Thanks guys.

    These LF's have been very slow growers, I have more (from the same batch) that have started breeding - but the females
    have no bristles at all, and the males are very obvious - I just wasn't sure about this one.

    I was just recently given 2 male regular brown bristlenose, and was hoping to breed one of them with this one.



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    Looks like a female to me congrats. I breed them



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    Head is small, looks like a female.
    100gal tank --15 Cardinals, 12 Neons, 6 Diamond Tetras, 14 Black Phantoms , 4 Angels, 8 corys (Robinea), and 2 Bushy-noses.

    120 gal tank--13 Snakeskin barbs, 12 Brass Tetras, 20 Rosy Tetras, 12 Calico Tetras, 1 Pearl Gouramis , 2 Festivums, 8 corys (Axlerodi), and 2 BN plecos.



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