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Zebra Pleco

Plecos

The Zebra Pleco originates from the Rio Xingú in Brazil.  They like hiding places, such as caves.  The substrate should be sand and large rocks.  Excellent filtration should be maintained. They will high protein foods and spirulina.  They don't eat algae from the sides of the tank.  Zebras are timid and should not be mixed with agressive tankmates.

Males have a more pronounced pectoral fin.  A male is best kept with several females.  Breeding is less difficult than with most exotic plecos.

Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus Zebra L046    Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus Zebra L046    Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus Zebra L046

Scientific Name: Hypancistrus zebra L046
Family: Catfish
Temperature: 26 - 30 C; 79 - 86 F
pH: 5.6 - 7.0
Size: 8 cm; 3 inches
Life Span: ?
Breeding: Difficult, Egglayer
 

Compatibility:

Angelfish, Discus, other non aggressive plecos