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Bristle Nose Pleco Sexing

Discussion in 'Plecos Otos and other Loricariids' started by Evobe, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Evobe

    Evobe Member

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    Hey can you tell me if my bristle nose plecos are male and female?
    BN 1:
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    By evobe at 2010-06-19

    BN 2:
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    By evobe at 2010-06-19

    BN 2 is smaller and has no bristles, BN 1 ahs a full beard of them :D
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    well i got them at the same time i will try get better pics tommorow
     
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    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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    This is BN 2, about 1 and a half inches, no bristles:
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    By evobe at 2010-06-20

    This is BN 1, about 2 inches and wider, afew bristles on the nose:
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    By evobe at 2010-06-20

    sorry about the pic size guys :p
     
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    At 2" i would say that second one is a young male.
     

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