Edited by Chris Bell, 29 November 2016 - 12:11 PM.
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Posted 29 November 2016 - 03:55 PM
This guys tail does look different. Could be a random anomaly from a batch of fry or maybe could have come from a cross. Interesting non the less.
I'll have to do some google image searching.
Posted 30 November 2016 - 01:20 AM
i agree its just a common bristlenose... i see these in the 1000's everyday and theres always a slight visual difference popping up in some...
its like people you get white people and black people and all the inbetween colours.... then you get the red heads and blondes and asians and native american indians etc etc.... all people with slight variations... much the same as the common bristlenose.....
Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:21 AM
No was not convinced that it was anything different, other than, was it a specific line bred variety, eg. Marbled, lemon, longfins etc as I had not seen this colouration (lack of pigment) in the tail before - almost like someone was trying to breed a black/brown and white bn. Bare in mind I have been out of fish for a number of years, and all these line bred varieties are new to me
I'm not seeing anything that suggests it's not a common bn other than a lack of pigment in the tail.
What's got you convinced it's something different?
Bit of a streatch John, but I like the analagy LOL
Edited by Chris Bell, 30 November 2016 - 06:22 AM.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 07:30 AM
If you find bn confusing, wait a while before you start looking at guppies and shrimp - the amount of line bred variations in the hobby at the moment is phenomenal. Even plants like Java fern are coming with 10 different varieties - it's a very different hobby
Posted 30 November 2016 - 10:03 AM
Due to the bristlenose in the Australian
trade likely being the result of multiple Ancistrus species being hybridized, its normal to expect some variation in fry.
Unfortunately I think that is also the case with many cichlids as well. When I first started out almost 40 years ago, it was thought that our bn (in Australia) were A.temminikii, which was then later thought to be dolichopterus so I can well understand the confusion and the constant hybridisation (all be it accidental initially)
Anyway I like the look of this fellow, so will keep him in a tank where he can not breed.
Thanks for all the input people.
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