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kfenk
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PostSubject: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptySun Sep 04, 2011 11:58 am

just got this guy from LFS. was labeled as albino but as you can see it is not. im pretty sure its calico but iv never seen one with very little brown markings before... anyways heres the best i could do with my phn camera 😢

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptySun Sep 04, 2011 3:11 pm

Super looking calico kfenk, what a great find Good Job
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptySun Sep 04, 2011 5:47 pm

You lucky guy! We don't see those in our local stores.
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptySun Sep 04, 2011 11:10 pm

Really? Hmmm almost makes me want to go back and pick up some more Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyThu Sep 08, 2011 3:29 am

That is a lovely looking BN Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyThu Sep 08, 2011 4:53 am

looks like a calico to me.....would be nice to breed this one and see what colour fry you get.... Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyThu Sep 08, 2011 6:24 am

What sounds better? Crossing with albino longfin or marble longfin?

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyFri Sep 09, 2011 1:52 pm

I would go for marble.

(Can't help it, but I am not a fan of albinos. No )
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyFri Sep 09, 2011 3:17 pm

Beautiful bristlenose Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyFri Sep 09, 2011 6:01 pm

Wow pretty little bn. Looks calico to me. Would be very interesting to see the results of its spawn. I reckon cross it with a marble longfin, that way you can get some interesting patterns between the two. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyFri Sep 09, 2011 11:49 pm

If it turns out to be a male then I'll just have it in a trio with alb lf female and marble lf female. If it ends up being female then I'll try it with marble lf male Smile

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptySat Sep 10, 2011 4:07 pm

Sounds like a plan! Smile

How big is that little guy?
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptySun Sep 11, 2011 12:52 am

It's a massively huge... 4cm lol!

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 2:19 am

Congrats Karl, its a lovely specimen..
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 4:59 am

where did you get this? I WANT ONE!!

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 6:06 am

Sorry doug I think grayham got the last ones

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 7:53 am

sorry doug all sold out i got the last 3
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 12:30 pm

how rare are calico bristlenose in Australia? i haven't seen one in any tank here.
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 12:45 pm

there around ive got shortfin and long fin marble
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 12:56 pm

If they dont have any in LFS ask them if they can get some in. It shouldn't be a problem as they are available from wholesalers. Or you could try livefish.com.au they should have em in stock. If not I'm sure grayham mite be able to help you out once his fry are to size Smile

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 1:14 pm

yeah you would think being 30min for Sydney would turn up some good results but on the central coast the aquariums are way better. They do have them (www.livefish.com.au) but its $25 for 3cm which is peppermint territory :|
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptyWed Sep 14, 2011 2:28 pm

hes started to really darken up now, looks more like a marble now. nice chocolate brown with orange background. will get pics when he decides to show himself some more.

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptySat Sep 17, 2011 4:59 am

Seems to have undergone some sort of colour change. looks more like a marble now

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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptySat Sep 17, 2011 6:04 am

could be your tank the dark gravel its blending in with surroundings as my 3 havnt gone that dark i have light gravel
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PostSubject: Re: my new bristlenose   my new bristlenose EmptySat Sep 24, 2011 9:58 pm

Wow he has changed a lot,i want him he is a beauty !
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