What Kind Of Pleco Is This?

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Hi all! I bought this pleco, they told me it was a bristlenose/bushynose. It was very small a skittish so haven't been able to get a good look at it. It's growing like crazy and in looking closer, I don't see bushynose affect. I am probably going to have to take it back anyway but was wondering if you could give me some insight before I do. Thanks!
 

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Looks like a standard Bristle-nose Pleco to me. Could be a female since it's the males who develop the bristles, or it could still be young and have not developed the bristles yet.
 
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Ok, thank you! I didn't know that the females didn't have the bristles
 

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Females often develope bristles just very few of them. Yours looks like a young BN to me.
 
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Good to know! Thanks for the info. Now I at least know whether to call it a he or she One of the kids has dubbed it Moana, so I guess we're good!!!
 

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BottomDweller said:
Females often develope bristles just very few of them. Yours looks like a young BN to me.
None of my 6 BN females have any bristles, but there are females with a few indeed.
 
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