What Kind Of Pleco Is This?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by ToRo, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. T

    ToRo Valued Member Member

    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!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. :) fatcatfish (:

    :) fatcatfish (: Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    T

    ToRo Valued Member Member

    Ok, thank you! I didn't know that the females didn't have the bristles
     
  4. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Females often develope bristles just very few of them. Yours looks like a young BN to me.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    T

    ToRo Valued Member Member

    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!!!
     
  6. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    None of my 6 BN females have any bristles, but there are females with a few indeed.
     




  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice