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Difference between a Calico and a Brown Bristlenose Pleco with mottled colors?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Bottom Dwellers' started by fishcrazy2, Jul 9, 2013.

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    They are both male, I should hope not.
     
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    Why, Doug? You should hope so! If it happened, then you could possibly have stumbled a cross a BN species that can change gender as needed, based on the population and reproductive need. Can you imagine the gold mine that would be?
     
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    I didn't know they were both male!
     
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    I hadn't mentioned it. :)

    And if they start changing gender...there will be no way to control their numbers. They'll spawn and spawn again and fill every drop of water with little squirming bristlenoses!
     
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    I wonder if my albinos will be ready to spawn soon. Out of 6 I think 4 of them are male. I can see tiny bristles, but I was told that females can develop small ones too.
     
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    Yeah, you thought that all the world needed now, was love sweet love..
    [video=youtube;u7uh15s23nQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7uh15s23nQ[/video]

    but you were wrong... it needs EVEN MORE BRISTLENOSE ANCISTRUS!


    ;)
     
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    I didn't think ours were ready...until we found wrigglers.
     
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    Well I decided to bring this thread back because they have grown a lot. Do you guys still think they are just brown? Also how can I get them to stop munching on my sword.

    This is a picture of the most dominant male and he's the biggest.
    Bn Pleco.jpg

    The second one is of the female:
    BN Pleco Female.jpg

    The last one is the less dominant male:
    BN pleco male.jpg

    Bn Pleco.jpg BN Pleco Female.jpg BN pleco male.jpg
     
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    Wow! Yours are bristled up nicely.

    Mine never has developed bristles or colored up very well. I can say that her fins are really pretty though.
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    this message was sent using the pony express.

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    Thanks I love the look of long fin. Yours have awesome fins. Mines are short fin. I currently have 2 males and 1 female. I have albino long fins as well 2 females and 1 male. It's hard to get pictures of my albinos be 2 of them are a pair and they always hide. The dominant male is just mean lol.

    Here is my long fin female:
    Bn pleco 1.jpg

    This is the male. He has a bind in his fin.:
    Albino BN.jpg

    Bn pleco 1.jpg Albino BN.jpg
     

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