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 Do all BNP stay on the small side?

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BrissyNoob
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PostSubject: Do all BNP stay on the small side?   Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:14 am

Just wondering for future reference (in case we decide to get other colors/LF in the future) - do all BNP stay small (ie 4-6 inches)?

I've had friends/family that have bought plecos (not BN) from the pet store and ended up with 12 inch monsters that show no sign of stopping.

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PostSubject: Re: Do all BNP stay on the small side?   Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:54 am

All bristlenose (Ancistrus) stay on the small side around 4-6 inches. There are a few that get may get slightly bigger. I've heard of male Peppermints getting up to the 17ish cm mark which is nearly 7 inches and they get alot bulkier too. Longfins may look a bit larger because of their long fins but their body lengths will be the same as their shortfin counterparts. So as long as you're sure that they are a bristlenose you should be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Do all BNP stay on the small side?   Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:00 am

Thanks! Will keep that in mind!
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PostSubject: Re: Do all BNP stay on the small side?   Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:13 am

yeah, you often get the stupid pet shop owner who doesnt know a pleco from a bristlenose and you end up with horror stories like 30cm plecos in 40cm tanks.

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