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PostSubject: are my new additions bristlenoses or common plecos    Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:17 pm

I recently bought two bristle nosed catfish and would like help fish shops are crap(sorry) and lie as they have do so a few times to me and my partner. we bought before a albino bristle nosed catfish who grew to 7 inches in our tank and another 3 inches then sadly died in my partners dads tank. my little ones are maybe two inches and one is bigger than the other they are black with white spot and a white tipped tail, they have maybe doubled in size since we got them almost a month ago. Also what sex my they be.
hope someone can help.
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PostSubject: Re: are my new additions bristlenoses or common plecos    Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:53 pm

welcome mate,

I'm afriad without a pic it is nearly impossible as there are several types that fit that description

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PostSubject: Identifying Young Plecs & Ancistrus   Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:28 pm

To be fair to some fish shops it is virtually impossible to identify many small Plecostamus, Ancistrus, Panaque & similar species from one another when young.

Likewise I suspect some wholesalers sell young fish to retailers as a small variety who in good faith sell them on.
Its the end consumer like us who buys a young fish only for it to grow into a monster !

I have purchased really cheap Common Plecs for them to turn out to be a really nice colour variety including a Royal Plec that I bought for £1.50
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PostSubject: Re: are my new additions bristlenoses or common plecos    Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:12 pm

hi thanks for your help will try and get a photo of the little nippers and post it for you to look at, thanks again for you help.


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