Bristlenose Pleco Female?

  1. Sakana魚

    Sakana魚 Well Known Member Member

    Is it safe to say my BN is a girl? I've had it since it was a little over an inch and its maybe around 5 inches now? (I suck at guessing measurements, lol) I've had it for a few months now and its been growing like a weed. I don't think its growing much these days so I assumed it was full grown but my mother came over and told me its gotten bigger, lol, maybe because I see it everyday I am not noticing the small growth? Idk.

    Q0FO1JF.jpg
    Bz6WiIT.jpg
    [Sorry this is the best I can get picture wise, when it sees my phone it bolts into hiding... while my DG however always wants his picture taken, lol.]
     
  2. :) fatcatfish (:

    :) fatcatfish (: Well Known Member Member

    If it's 5 inches and hasn't grown any bristles yet then it's more than likely a female. Bristles tend to develop when they are roughly 3 inches.
     
  3. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    Love it. Been thinking about getting an Albino BN myself here lately. If I do it'll be a while though.
     
  4. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Yeah, I'd say female on this one.
    My little guy, Vlad already has his bristles. He's a 3 1/2" brown BN.