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 Ordinary common bristlenose ... or something else? PLEASE LOOK

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PostSubject: Ordinary common bristlenose ... or something else? PLEASE LOOK   Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:24 pm

I just had to buy this little thing when I saw it all alone in the pet shop! The shop was selling him as a 'bristlenose' and I assumed that meant he was a common bristlenose.

But when I got him home and gave him time to settle in, I can't help but think he looks a little different!

Are all common BN's brown? as he is black! With white spots

He also looks like he has longfins... actualy im CERTAIN he has longfins as when comparing him against my albino longfins, his fins are alike!

He also has a white tip on the end of his tail, spots on his body yet a sort of line pattern on his fins.
The first picture shows his TRUE colours, some look different because of the flash on my camera!

He may just still be a common BN but I thought I'd check to see.... and maybe I just got a really unique cute looking ordinary BN haha!


Sorry if the quality is bad, I quickly took the pictures on my phone! I didn't use flash here so I could get his proper colour.


His spots look yellowy on this picture.... its because of the flash.


Here you can see why I think hes a longfin!


Not much help here... I just really liked the shot of him Very Happy but again, hes not this colour its due to the flash!


Any comments and suggestions are appreciated Very Happy




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PostSubject: Re: Ordinary common bristlenose ... or something else? PLEASE LOOK   Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:33 am

he is a common longfin!

And a nice looking one at that Smile

He is the same as the common bristlenose but with the longfin gene. Lucky find if you ask me, over here they sell them in the shops for $40 for a 3cm fish!!!!! I sell mine for $20-$25 for a 3.5cm so you get the idea, they are pretty expenisve.

The white tips will fade as it grows but the fins will get longer and it will prob darken up a bit.

Great find and nice pics too Smile

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PostSubject: now I am jealous..   Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:26 am

either Abbie is lucky or that local LFS is mad....

either way I now want abbie to add me and send me some future finds before posting on here...

peppers and now a long fin at that price...lol...

where does she find them...

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