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bristlnose plecos VS rubbernose plecos

Discussion in 'Plecos' started by livebearerfreak, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. livebearerfreak

    livebearerfreak you are hypnotized! LOL

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    what really is the difference regarding hardiness and all? right now i have 3 bristlenose for my african tank, may get 3 rubbernose for my other tank ( 45 ) so what really is the deference b/w them?
     
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    BN plecs eat algae, rubbernoses don't... For hardiness, they're about the same really...
     
  3. livebearerfreak

    livebearerfreak you are hypnotized! LOL

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    ah yeah had some rubbernose before and they died, though they ate algea to ( didnt get them just for algea though ) so maybe i should get 3 more bristlenose for my 45 then? hmm. i want to get some clowns but ugh, cant find them here yet, and well er i did before but they are expensive.... starting to like plecos now lol.
     
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    by rubbernose do you mean bulldog? if so i loved mine, and he ate algae
     
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    yes rubbernose and bulldogs are the same. they also eat algae. but that isnt the only thing that BN or rubbernoses should eat. you should feed them veggies at least once a week. pref everyother day... and they both need driftwood in the tank to munch on as part of their diet. they will not live on algae alone.
     
  6. reptileguy2727

    reptileguy2727 Not enough tanks, space, or time

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    I had a rubbernose chew on the sides of fancy goldfish, even took out an eye on one. I have never had a bristlenose bother anything like that.
     
  7. livebearerfreak

    livebearerfreak you are hypnotized! LOL

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    what types of veggies?
     
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    i feed mine a slice of cucumber every other day or when they finish it. they love it. i have some sinkers on fishing line and let it sink to the bottom and the plecos become glued to it haha. green beans, cucumbers, zuccinni are some others. blanch the beans. i just use cucumbers though because they are cheap and they seem to love them.
     
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    my rubber nose eats algae wafers.... lol has for about a year and he loves them
     
  10. jpappy789

    jpappy789 Plants need meat too

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    They are different fish...?
     

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