The Bristlenose Catfish can be identified by the bony plates on their body and a ventral, or underslung sucker mouth. Sometimes confused with their close relative the pleco, the Bristle-nose is much shorter, flatter, and fatter with a wider head. The males possess fleshy tentacles on their heads while the females only have smaller tentacles along their snout. These tentacles are unique to the genus . These little fish also have small spikes on their fins and a modified stomach that allows them to survive in conditions with low oxygen levels. They have an average lifespan of about 5 years, but can live longer with good care.The body is normally an uneven brown, black, olive, or gray in color with white or yellow spots depending on the region they are from. There is a 'piebald' variety that has large splotches of lighter color on the body. The abdomen is flat and lighter colored than the upper body. There is also an albino color morph, a mostly white colored fish, that is also available on occasion.
Selling a one feet long (tip of mouth to tail end) albino sucker fish
With that the question is, as they start breeding is it normal for the counts to be that low or am I loosing that many fry and need to remove some other fish. I have a Malawi cichlid tank 55g, and a 16g "wide screen style" tank. That can be used. We have been so excited thus far and are okay with the few we have been successful with. However we already have a standing deal with two of our local aquatic stores for $/(trade) and wonder what the counts could be or should be. I have bought a new female albino that should be ready to start laying eggs b4 long she is
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Last night i bought two albino corey cats and two sucker fish
Albino Cories are peaceful community fish. They enjoy the company of other small, peaceful fish as well as a school of their own kind. Community fish such as live bearers, danios, and tetras make good tank mates. They will not fare well with aggressive fish. They should be kept in groups of at least 3 individuals, with 6 or more being ideal to keep them healthy and happy.
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