Do bristlenoses need need wood?

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tiger oscar

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Hi I'm starting to plan for my second setup and I would like to keep a bristlenose but I don't know if they really need wood.:1zhelp::1zhelp::1zhelp::dance2::frog::1zhelp::grinno::shakehead::1zhelp::coffee::help2::help2::help::help::wall::wall::wall:
 

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Wouldn't be that hard to have a small section of wood hidden in the back of some plants just in case they do need it. They need a hiding place either way and wood is far prettier to look at than a fake cave rock or a pvc pipe.
 

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:iagree:

very nice usage of the emotes, btw!
 

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you get a lot of nice solid black poo during the gravel vacs when you add wood!
 

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even from an albino pleco? ;)
 

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No, it is not "necessary" to have wood for a BN pleco.
 

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tiger oscar

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Can they survive and be happy without wood?on another fish fourm someone said vegiterian is better for digestion for the bristle noses.Is this true?
 
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