View Full Version : sexing an albino bristle nose

11-05-2014, 07:38 PM
I want to get started breeding bristle nose plecos but want to make sure I'm sexing them correctly.
I know I have a male as he is huge and his bristles are nice and long. See photo 3585

I have read mixed information about females and bristles. Do they have bristles? If so, are they shorter and less numerous? I will attach a picture of the fish in question. THanks for all the help. Ben Schilling

11-05-2014, 08:43 PM
They both appear male to me. I'm no expert though.

11-05-2014, 09:10 PM
They are both males. Females can have bristles but they are shorter and only around the mouth, never up the nose.

11-05-2014, 09:20 PM
Thanks guys. I'll check out my others and look for no bristles on the nose

11-06-2014, 06:21 PM
35873588scooped this one out this afternoon. no bristles on the nose. female?!?! THANKS!

11-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Yes. Looks like a female.