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 BIG BRISTLES ON BRISTLENOSE ???

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simosprp
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PostSubject: BIG BRISTLES ON BRISTLENOSE ???   Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:51 pm

hi all i just wondered how you get ur males to have theses massive bristles you see , and how they can reach sizes such as theses woppas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAEQDmTahBo&feature=channel
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BRISTLES ON BRISTLENOSE ???   Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:55 pm

I have a male a similar size to these, but the bristles are small in comparison to my "Mr Bristles", see my other thread for details lol!

It's all down to water conditions, tank size and feeding regime IMHO
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BRISTLES ON BRISTLENOSE ???   Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:32 pm

those males are big and very mature hence the big bristles.
ancistrus tamboensis have massive bristles so type plays a part. what you will also find the dominant male gets the bigger bristles.
my main albino male does,nt have big bristles but produces males with big bristles.
imo i dont think it as anyting to do with feeding or the tank size.
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BRISTLES ON BRISTLENOSE ???   Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:00 pm

Good genetics would be a good starting point - A bristlie male should produce bristlie offspring.
But there is always an exception to the rule , such as deano's albino male
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my main albino male does,nt have big bristles but produces males with big bristles.

cheers J
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BRISTLES ON BRISTLENOSE ???   Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:12 pm

Kurosaki J wrote:
Good genetics would be a good starting point - A bristlie male should produce bristlie offspring.
But there is always an exception to the rule , such as deano's albino male
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my main albino male does,nt have big bristles but produces males with big bristles.

cheers J

well I have just bred my Mr Bristles he's currently sat on wrigglers so give me a year and we'll see if his offspring are just as good lol!
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BRISTLES ON BRISTLENOSE ???   Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:54 pm

Jagtazman wrote:
Kurosaki J wrote:
Good genetics would be a good starting point - A bristlie male should produce bristlie offspring.
But there is always an exception to the rule , such as deano's albino male
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my main albino male does,nt have big bristles but produces males with big bristles.

cheers J

well I have just bred my Mr Bristles he's currently sat on wrigglers so give me a year and we'll see if his offspring are just as good lol!

ive no dout he will produce big bristlie males. if your going to keep them for a year we shall see.
also keep one in a discus breeding tank and then we will know if your theory of tank size is wright.
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PostSubject: big bristle development   Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:02 pm

I have a pair of brown males purchased as juveniles at the same time and a pair of albino males that were also purchased together. One of the browns and one of the albinos are in tanks with females and are raising fry. Both of these males are fully adult and have about the same amount of bristles as those males in the video. The other two males are in tanks where they are the only BN in residence. The Brown has always been the only BN in his tank and the albino was removed from my albino tank as he was the subordinate male and was picked on a bit by the dominant male. Both of these bachelor males are twice the size of the breeding males and have much more extensive bristling. I figure the reason for this is that all the food energy the bachelor males take in goes for growth and development while the energy the breeding males take in is expended largely in raising fry.
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BRISTLES ON BRISTLENOSE ???   Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:53 pm

that is a very interestiong theory that needs to be tested.

good thinking Good Job
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BRISTLES ON BRISTLENOSE ???   Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:05 pm

Here's my 9 inch males bristles....posted a while ago.....


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