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Stannyblade
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PostSubject: Whats the difference   Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:27 am

I have a couple of bristlenoses with white tips on their tails and then some without.

Are these a different species?
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PostSubject: Re: Whats the difference   Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:44 am

Young common BN's have a white edge to the tail and dorsal fins that disappears as they get older.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats the difference   Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:27 pm

cheers. Is it an age thing rarther than size then?
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PostSubject: rather age than size for white tip Bristlenose...   Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:59 pm

I find it depends more on age than size, though at some point one may prove me wrong....lol..
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PostSubject: or setup...   Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:00 pm

could this not be set up related also since if you keep Bristlenose in a bigger 4ft or 5ft plus tank they tend to grow and mature
more quickly also.....

just a thought.......
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PostSubject: Re: Whats the difference   Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:18 am

size does affect the growth rate, +1 to Wolverine Smile

The loss of the white tip seems to be a month or two before they fully mature i have found. never seen a breeding fish with the white tip im sorry to say...unless we are talking about some of the other species of Bristlenose who keep their white tips forever

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PostSubject: Re: Whats the difference   Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:06 am

Cheers Doug. I have a couple of females in a tank and 1 has the white tips and 1 doesnt although they are around the same size. I am looking at pairing one of them off so I will go for the non tipped one then
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PostSubject: Re: Whats the difference   Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:51 am

The female I just had a spawn with has a white tip still
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PostSubject: Re: Whats the difference   Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:31 am

Haha you know I'd been wondering about that myself! All of my young seem to have a white corner on their tales too as you can see in my previous post (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/padders/fishies/IMG_0092.jpg) :P nice to find out why!
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PostSubject: Breeding female bristlenose with white tip on tail   Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:49 pm

must be a freak of nature everyonel as I have a female Bristlenose possibly about 12-14months and is my main breeding pair
and she is white tipped and I get a spawn off her about every 6 weeks Smile
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