Bristlenose Pleco With No Bristles?

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I purchased a bristlenose pleco a little while ago, I'm wondering at what age bristles will begin to show? I know females tend to get very few so I might just have a female but even so I'm curious as to watch age they start to show normally. The one I have is about 1/2 to 1 inch long in length.
 

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Mine's about 3 inches long and he still has pretty tiny spikes. I'd guess you'll probably start to notice some at 2.5 inches or so.
 
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IceFyre1414 said:
Mine's about 3 inches long and he still has pretty tiny spikes. I'd guess you'll probably start to notice some at 2.5 inches or so.
Oh cool, thanks for the response
 

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I had one that was about 3" that I thought was a female at about 3.5" it turned out to be a male. At 1" you still have a ways to go before sexing.
 
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yukondog said:
I had one that was about 3" that I thought was a female at about 3.5" it turned out to be a male. At 1" you still have a ways to go before sexing.
Haha alrighty then, good to know.
 
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