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PostSubject: How big would you expect ?   Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:25 am

How big would you expect an L071 Peppermint Bristlenose to grow given perfect conditions etc?

I do not have one.

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PostSubject: Re: How big would you expect ?   Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:05 am

Read Curbys profile HERE

The last breeding male I saw was about 15cms.
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PostSubject: Breeding peppermint.....L071   Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:14 pm

I do keep them and they breed any where between 5-7inches depending on the male and female,
the set up also influences the breeding time.

Not had time to read curby's article, though he is pretty much spot on usually :P
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PostSubject: Re: How big would you expect ?   Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:22 pm

Best kept alone (in same species) or would they mingle with other bristles?
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PostSubject: Re: How big would you expect ?   Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:57 pm

I have a small group of youngsters (5cms) in with some commons of a similar size and there are no problems at the moment.

There are reports of them being more aggressive than other BN's but maybe some one with adult fish can answer that.

Mine are more nocturnal than the commons, usually only appearing at early evening, but they are not as shy as I thought they might be and are often grazing at the front of the tank.

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PostSubject: LO71 Peppermints..   Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:18 pm

Sound advice and just about spot on JIm

Mine are kept in a 26gallon tank with a few guppy, two mollies, two bumblee cat fish, a butterfly fish, and a breeding pair of ancistrus

My LO71.....peppermints are slightly nocturnal too.... they are mostly found underneath the bogwood...
though at other times on the filter bottom, front or back of the tank glass....

only ever seen them aggressive once and that was when another bumblebee catfish was getting a little too close to the
peppermint pleco cave entrance.....

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PostSubject: Re: How big would you expect ?   Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:58 pm

They do get a bit bigger that most people think. every time people see my peps or organgespots they are stunned at the size of them.

I would say that a big male could get to 18-20cms if treated properly. And they are slightly more agressive and def more shy that the common bristlenose

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PostSubject: Re: How big would you expect ?   Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:29 am

I keep my three in their own tank...with 3 different species of shrimp..
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PostSubject: Re: How big would you expect ?   Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:34 am

Thanks everyone, someone locally was advertising one and I was unsure, I've decided against it.

I think I'm going to get one more female common bristlenose as I already have a common Male and female bristlenose, not sure whether o go for albino or regular..
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PostSubject: Re: How big would you expect ?   Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:26 pm

I got a regular common bristlenose in the end, it's a small 5cms (Keeping fingers firmly crossed that it is a female) I already have one male and female (mature) already the introduction if this fella seems to have them two thinking... (I hope)


Was interested at the LFS to see a 'green strain' BN? Does anyone know these? It was slightly more expensive at £9.95 but just looked like a regular.. but green?
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PostSubject: Re: How big would you expect ?   Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:09 am

yep, there is a green strain, they look really cool. I can only dream of having some as they arnot here in Aus Sad

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PostSubject: Re: How big would you expect ?   Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:26 am

Found this place HERE.

They have BN's called
Ancistrus 'sp' Chocolate Longfin Bristlenose
Ancistrus 'sp' Green Dragon Bristlenose
Ancistrus 'sp' Green Dragon Longfin Bristlenose
Ancistrus 'sp' Lemon Drop (Calico x Albino) Bristlenose

Sadly there are no photo's of them.

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PostSubject: Re: How big would you expect ?   Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:06 am

lol! 'Green Dragon Longfin' sounds like one of Aragon's crew in LOTR..
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