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Hi...I just recently purchased a bunch of "bristlenoses" now, I can't see any bristles on any of em, unless they are too young to tell. They are all about 1" and I cannot get a good pic. Do these guys have an L number, or name other than just "bristlenose".
Yep, definately young bristlies you've got there. They are identical to what mine looked like when I first got them. Mine are now about 2 and 3 inches each. The male is starting to get some noticible bristles going now, and it's fun to watch them develope. The smaller female has very little in the way of bristles. The females usualy have much less in the way of bristles, and in some cases none at all.
Good luck, they are a great cat, and a very hardy, and peacefull fish to keep.
Christina wrote:Thanks Ben, I really like these guys. They are still very shy now
Though, it may not make sense, the more hiding spots you provide for these guys, the more you will see them. It's a security thing They will feel more secure comming out in daylight if they know they have quick and easy access to hiding spots. I have all kinds of places for mine to hide, and I see them all the time