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Sexing bristlenose

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At what size can you be 100% sure if i have a make or female? I have a 7cm with small bristles, so would that be a female? Do females get bristles at all?

are the 2 bn in the middle picture females? As my males bristles are 3x longer than the bn in the picture.

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the males get  big bristles the females do get bristles but there bristles a much finner and smaller and at the size yours are ats fair to say female but not a 100 % certain cheers john your best people to ask on this forum are as follows . fishking . born to breed . and sir5000  . pandapete or justaddwater all thoughs people will be able to help you for a 110 % sure

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Males get bristles right up the nose. And they tend to branch as well. Females do sometimes get bristles but usually only small and stay around their lip. Females are also generally smaller and rounder around the belly. The one in the bottom left in bottom photo is definitely male. Others hard to tell without better pics

pic below is one of my albino females. She is about 12 cm

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Females dont get bristlesup the middle of their nose just on  lip

I would call the 2  in the middle photos female purely due to body shape but......better pics in water from directly above would be better

Females are wider at the pectoral fins and taper back from there, males look longer at same length as their bodies taper from the head , the head is the widest point

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Im 100% sure i have 1 male and was guessing the 2 smaller ones were females. Since couple other people came to the same conclusion, pretty sure they be females. Thanks for advice peoples. Il try get better pics 

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Also another question, would this led light bulb be sufficient enough for my plants to grow? Ive only got elodia and some other low maintenance plant in a 2ft tankimage.thumb.jpg.f80655eda9fed7c934dab662a04b08da.jpg1F91BB11-4DA9-49AE-8351-33064058B8F4.thumb.jpeg.44a94b792f6b9fecd9e5682d3b0e6baa.jpegD5A793B1-9277-4307-9FFF-21E388F5E573.thumb.jpeg.a3b294c32ec87be9986ad7af2341eb18.jpeg

 

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