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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-24-2015, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Albino Bristlenose - male vs female when young

Is there a way to tell them apart when young? I'm looking to get a male fish but I'm not sure how to tell them apart when they are small. Thanks!
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The only ID is see at Planet Catfish is the tentacles. So the fish need to be old enough for you to see that the tentacles are growing too large for most females before you can say for sure it is a male.

You might also see if looking at the vent works for these fish. It works for some Loricariads.
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