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#1 nadajdui

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:26 PM

This here is Rocky. No idea what species he is, and he won't let me take a decent picture (Big surprise). He's 4" long, and doesn't really have a whole wack of bristles yet, but hopefully one day, when he grows up, he'll get some. cool.gif






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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:43 PM

Nice specimen. By the way going by its size and lack of larger bristles, Rocky may be a girl wink.gif
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 08:04 PM

I've been thinking about that, and I've posted his picture on other forums, like plecofanatics and bcaquaria and stuff. They all say he's male, but I'm still not 100% positive. Only thing that throws me off are the bristles between the eyes. I understand there are a lot of species of BN Plecos out there, so I think some of the females get bristles between the eyes, too, just not as long. Is that right? Lol. Caust the bristles between the eyes on Rocky are about 1-1.5cm max.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:09 PM

Here's the best pic I could manage sideways so you can see the short bristles between the eyes.



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Posted 04 September 2006 - 01:00 PM

QUOTE(nadajdui @ Sep 3 2006, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's the best pic I could manage sideways so you can see the short bristles between the eyes.



Hi, I have raised many broods of common BNs now ans also keep sone starlight BNs. I think yours is a young male, not just the brisles up his nose, which may not get big unless a female in the tank to get his hormones going, but by the shape of his top lip. The lip is broader than a female which has a more pointed face appearance. hes a nice fish. enjoy.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:35 PM

Problem with BN's is that there are a lot now being tank bred and actually identifying these have become quite a problem,if not impossible.
A triradiatus also shows bristles between the eyes, which are greater in length on males..
Maybe Rocky should be renamed Rockette?
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:52 PM

Ugh, will I ever know? Lmao. Is there any way I can tell aside from bristles and the shape of the mouth? Because honestly the only thing I have to compare it to is an immature 3" male Common BN who is just as uncoopertive as Rocky (Rockette?), and it's not very accurate.




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