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Old 12-01-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default sexing young bristlenose plecos???

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I am planning to breed brown Bristlenoses. How do you sex them? They're really small so the bristles haven't shown up yet.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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they are not sexable until they grow the bristles.....
unless.....................
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I have female bristlenose plecos. Yeah you can't sex them until they are mature. Male brisltenose have the bristles on their nose, females don't.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:54 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
they are not sexable until they grow the bristles.....
unless.....................
So you think I should buy your plecocaine lol. Do you make it?
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #5
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I think lohachata means to get them tested on to see what gender... which is a lot of money and not worth it. They become sexually mature typically about six months... so you just have to wait until then.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #6
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you are right charlie....actually i meant that the only other way to sex them would be to have an expert check their vents or to disect them......
i sell Plecocaine but i don't make it....it is an excellent food for young growing fish and for priming females for spawning....
i also have a breeding pair of albino bushynose for sale if anybody is interested......lol
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They are actually in a pet store. Lol. And when you say for sale, do you mean the regular bushies? Not the longfins? And also male and female?

PS, at PetSuppliesPlus they have pufferfish?!?!?!?!?!? Weird....
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Yes, freshwater, brackish, or saltwater puffers are all available in the fish industry.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:45 PM   #9
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standard fin albino bushynose...no long fins for sale right now.....as i stated they spawned and the eggs just hatched......i think they are a male and female..what do you think ??
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
standard fin albino bushynose...no long fins for sale right now.....as i stated they spawned and the eggs just hatched......i think they are a male and female..what do you think ??
Uh, maybe. I probably have to ask my parents and my dad said that I have to get a bigger tank first. I certainly am interested though. Are you attending the GAAS meeting?
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what size tank do you have ? mine are breeding in a 15......all they need is a heater....a good sponge filter.....a piece of driftwood and a nice little cave......they are then ready to rock n roll...

no , i'm afraid i won't be going to the GAAS meeting...i can barely make it to the cleveland meetings..lol...
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
what size tank do you have ? mine are breeding in a 15......all they need is a heater....a good sponge filter.....a piece of driftwood and a nice little cave......they are then ready to rock n roll...

no , i'm afraid i won't be going to the GAAS meeting...i can barely make it to the cleveland meetings..lol...
There's Cleveland meetings? Cool. I have all of those, with a 10 gallon tank. I don't have a sponge filter though. I have a Tetra PF10 power filter though. When you say "rock n roll", do you mean they're ready to spawn? And why a sponge filter?
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #13
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since they just spawned it will be a few weeks before they are ready to go again...but fatten them up for a couple of weeks and do things right and they will readily spawn again...
a sponge filter is what you need...you don't want your fry to get sucked up into the power filter....find a sponge filter with fine pore foam.....
you know ; that just got me to thinking(now my head hurts).....i have boxes full of power filters and parts..i can't even remember how many canister filters i have..but the only filters i am using are sponges and undergravel.....i think i'll have to get busy and start cleaning everything up and get ready to sell some...
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:14 AM   #14
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How much do you want for a sponge filter and the plecos?

Are you safe? (Just checking...)
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:10 AM   #15
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yes ; of course i am safe..besides ; if you buy the fish we could probable meet somewhere halfway and you could pay for them at that time..
i think that $50.00 would be a fair price...$40.00 for the pair of plecos and $10.00 for the filter....the filter is an API Pro IV...
you can tell your dad that i will provide full I.D. and contact information....
and if you want you can check my feedback on aquabid.
not to mention the fact that i have been on fishforums for the past 7 or so years...and a number of folks here could vouch for me...
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