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#1 Evobe

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:49 PM

Hey can you tell me if my bristle nose plecos are male and female?
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BN 2 is smaller and has no bristles, BN 1 ahs a full beard of them :D

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#2 stang1

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:58 PM

From the pics, they both look like females but you say that BN 1 has a full beard of them?
If it has got lots of bristles and they are slightly upturned, then it is defintely a male.

#3 kizno1

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:01 PM

How big are they? they both look female to me but if number one is small then it could be a young male.

#4 Evobe

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:57 PM

well i got them at the same time i will try get better pics tommorow

#5 Dancake

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 07:36 AM

This is my male if it helps

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And my female. Not great pics but you can see the difference. No bristles at all on the female.

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#6 Evobe

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 08:45 AM

This is BN 2, about 1 and a half inches, no bristles:
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This is BN 1, about 2 inches and wider, afew bristles on the nose:
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sorry about the pic size guys :P

#7 kizno1

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 09:31 AM

At 2" i would say that second one is a young male.




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