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Chocolate Zebra Pleco

Hypancistrus sp.

Chocolate Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus sp. L270

The Chocolate Zebra Pleco originates from the Rio Curuna in Brazil. Chocolate Zebra Plecos are also known as the Tapajos Zebra Pleco. They are closely related to the Zebra Pleco. The Chocolate Zebra Pleco will eat frozen bloodworms and spirulina flakes. Chocolate Zebra Plecos need a hiding space or cave. You will seldom be able to see this fish in your tank if it has an adequate hiding place though.

Breeding is extremely difficult and Chocolate Zebra Plecos are obtained commercially in the wild in Brazil.

Chocolate Zebra Pleco - Compatibility

The Chocolate Zebra Pleco is compatible with Angelfish, Discus, Plecos

Chocolate Zebra Pleco - Profile

  • Scientific Name: Hypancistrus sp L270

  • Family: Catfish

  • Temperature: 24 - 29 C; 75 - 84 F

  • pH: 6.0 - 7.5

  • Size: 10 cm;  4 inches

  • Life Span: ?

  • Breeding: Difficult, Egglayer

Chocolate Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus sp. L270