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Zebra Pleco L046

Hypancistrus zebra

Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus Zebra L046
Zebra Pleco

The Zebra Pleco originates from the Rio Xingu 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.

Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus Zebra L046
Zebra Pleco

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 - Compatibility

The Zebra Pleco is compatible with Angelfish, Discus, other non aggressive plecos

Zebra Pleco - Profile

  • 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

Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus Zebra L046
Zebra Pleco