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jaffa1963
Juvenile Bristlenose
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jaffa1963

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PostSubject: A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise.   A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise. EmptySat Dec 03, 2011 3:31 pm

here are pics of two of my BNs. Until yesterday they were both in the own smaller tanks but I've had to move some fish around so they now share a 3ft tank with another smaller longfin BN.

The smaller longfin seems almost unaware of the others and swims and feeds unhindered by the other two.

However these two, a smaller L144 and a larger Albino spend alot of time sussing each other out. The smaller L144 keeps swimming up to the bigger one and wafting it's tail towards it. It then backs up until it's almost on top of the albino. They both puff up all their fins to make themselves look big and then the little L144 swims away after awhile.

The larger albino doesn't seem to bother with the L144 unless goaded.

Is this 2 males displaying to each other and deciding on pecking order or a male and a female playing mating games?

I'm not sure of their sexes so would appreciate some views on what sex they may be.

In the three photos belowe the smaller L144 is on the cucumber with the larger albino in the log behind.

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L144 to the right with Albino to the left
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close up of L144
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Close up of Albino
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Look forward to your replies

Steve
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ziggee
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Male Number of posts : 123
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Location : Southampton
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise.   A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise. EmptySat Dec 03, 2011 3:54 pm

From your photos mate, it looks like you have two males, any chance of photos without the use of a flash.?
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Azedenkae
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise.   A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise. EmptySat Dec 03, 2011 4:06 pm

Yeah, they seem like they're both males, though their bristles are not yet fully developed.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise.   A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise. EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 8:57 am

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jaffa1963
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jaffa1963

Male Number of posts : 102
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise.   A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise. EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 1:01 pm

Ziggee,

Here's a few photos of the albino with no flash. The other one didn;t want to stay still for me so i will try to catch him later.
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Steve
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jaffa1963
Juvenile Bristlenose
Juvenile Bristlenose
jaffa1963

Male Number of posts : 102
Age : 56
Location : Manchester
Job/hobbies : railway worker
Humor : victor meldrew
Thank You Points : 6
Registration date : 2011-05-21

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PostSubject: Re: A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise.   A couple of my BNs - would be grateful for advise. EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 1:43 pm

Here's two pics of the L144 with no flash.

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Steve

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