Fishkeepers should make sure that plecos are housed in an aquarium fit for their size at maturity. by mikeyboy31175 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:37 am, Post by Ltygress » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:46 pm, Post However, to help your fish reach its full size and potential you’ll need at least 150 gallons! Plecos need a 20-gallon tank for the smaller kinds, and a much larger tank for a common pleco. Some losses of adults over the years. These are true Zebra Plecos. I read in another thread on this site that some of you use bigger tanks 30-40 gallon tanks. The plecos listed above are quite large compared to most plecos seen in the hobby. They could be even smaller than that. All are first generation progeny from a group of wild caught and tank raised parents (see pictures below). Plecostomus Overview. Hypancistrus debilittera L129 is one of many species known as a "Zebra Pleco", "False Zebra Pleco" or "Pseudo Zebra Pleco". What makes the common person uncommon is common sense. The name of the species originates from two Greek words. These pleco's come from the rivers of Rio Xingu, Para and Brazil. The Sunshine pleco, for example, grows to about 30 centimeters or 12 inches in … If you plan on starting small, these fish do well in tanks that can hold up to 30 gallons when they’re juveniles. Pretty much explains itself really. Special Care: Driftwood Required, Feed … The first day after getting the plants, I would regularly see the mollies with several cabomba "leaves" sticking out of their mouth for a quick second before they swallowed it. by TwoTankAmin » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:46 pm, Post It also facilitated removinging eggs or wigglers. And the herder it will be for you ever to see them. Join me for part one. The zebra pleco is more of a carnivore than an algae eater. The zebra pleco L-046 (Hypancistrus zebra) is very hardy, does well in hard or soft water, remains small (max size around 3 inches) and is not aggressive towards other species. 1) Breeding Zebra Plecos, My First Success, 5)"There's No End To The Things You Might Know". Blue phantom plecos are large fish, and they require a large tank to thrive. Pretty much explains itself really. Maximum Size: 3″ Diet: Carnivorous. I have searched through this forum and just can't quite come up with a god answer so here goes... Main breeder tanks was a 30B for years (10-13 breeders). The L270 Chocolate Zebra Pleco is a marvelously-marked nano species, and we have tank bred specimens! This pleco can be aggressive toward other bottom dwellers, so it is recommended not to keep it with other bottom dwelling catfish such as Corydoras catfish or other Plecostomus. Keep the aquarium decorated, with lots of cover or use fast … The bigger the footprint of a tank, the harder it becomes for the fry to find the food. This is especially important with other substrate feeders, who will be in competition with the Zebra Pleco during feedings. And with an occasional algae wafer like you are using, I may not notice any damage to plants at all. Novice owners could find the zebra pleco a little hard to keep since it always needs clean water and a fast-moving current to survive. You’ll need at least a 20-gallon tank for one Zebra Pleco, although 30 gallons is ideal. To check for availability, please contact me. Average Zebra Pleco Size The average Zebra Pleco size is between 3 and 4 inches when fully grown. I havent found much in the way of minimum tanks size for either pleco. The L066s are only 2. The females only lay eggs when being trapped in a cave by a male. If i need to down the road I will make room in a 75 for them or possibly split them if needed since they are all pretty young now. Zebra Pleco Care, The zebra pleco is one of the most fascinating catfish species in the world, sporting a striking black and white stripe pattern (guess how it got its name!) Its name is derived from the striking black and white striped color pattern on its body and fins that resemble the markings of a Zebra. I have a group of 4 L201s and a group of 6 L066s. Hi guys. Anyhow, aside from looking super cool, this fish is also fairly expensive and can be sold for up to 40 dollars in some online fish stores. If you are hosting more than one, just use the same ratio to increase the tank size. I have roughly 24 caves a couple pieces of driftwood and some slate to stick in there. I read one source on the web used 15-20 gallon tanks. Tank Size For a single Zebra Pleco, we recommend using a 30-gallon tank. Sexing the Zebra Pleco. I have a 10 and 20L for growout but am upgrading one to a 33 long. Clown Pleco. If you are buying babies there are two considerations. by Jaycrict » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:54 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. 3 are roughly 1.5 years old others are closer to 6-9 months. It is c… by nzac » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:04 pm, Post The Zebra Pleco fish was discovered in 1970-80 which was denoted by L046 but later in 1991, the species gets its name as Hypancistrus zebra. The Pitbull pleco will only grow to 1.5-2 inches, but it will actively clean up … I'm not keeping the zebras with the guppies and mollies. A good alternative to a pleco in your size of tank is a snail. Oh no, no, no. by TobiDaDog. It is one of the many members of the Loricariidae family, the suckermouth catfish. I find the key is to provide tons, and I do mean tons, of cover. They will be placed in a 10G together when they first arrive for observation anyway (not quite quarantine, because they won't be with other fish unless they are NOT being used for breeding). Obviously, the fish obtained its generic name “zebra” due to the similarity of its coloring to black and white one of African zebra. This is backed up by a small and lightly toothed mouth that indicates it is a poor algae eater. At this point, you … About Zebra Pleco. by mikeyboy31175 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:39 am, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. They are supposed to be 1.5 inches. I'm just explaining how THEY eat the plants worse than any other fish I've had. Setup: These fish eat plants and love wood. They have parallel white and black stripes down the length of their body, starting with a “collar” behind the head. by nzac » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:05 pm, Post by Ltygress » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:49 pm, Post Sadly, plecos and bettas would definitely have aggression issues. I read in another thread on this site that some of you use bigger tanks 30-40 gallon tanks. Size: 1–2 feet (30–60 cm) Common Name: Common Pleco, armoured sucker-mouth Pleco Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons (378L) Diet: Feeds on algae and plant material, use algae wafers too. by Ltygress » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:08 pm, Post The L270 Chocolate Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus sp.) Zebra Pleco. The one caveat to groups is that one way males may deal with competition is the stronger male traps a lesser male in a cave and ultimately kills it. They’re a bit smaller than other plecos, which can prove to be an issue if kept in a community tank (more on that later). Zebra pleco is endemic of Brazil river Xingu, Amazon river tributary. I have 16 F1s and 2 wc in a 75 gal. Aquarium Size for Pleco Fish At first, when you buy plecos, they are only 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) long. Common Names: Zebra pleco, imperial pleco, L046, L098, L193 Type Locality: Upstream of Altamira, Rio Xingu, Brazil Range: Rio Xingu drainage Taxonomic Troubles: Variations in the striping distinguished the various L-numbers, but they were combined in the original description as one species. I was thinking of getting either 20 long or 23 long tanks for species only tanks. But when they finally come out of hiding, they’re sure to be the center of attention in your tank. The first is they need a smaller tank. by Ltygress » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:13 pm, Post That aside, the tank should be furnished with a sandy substrate–alternatively, you can use gravel.You should avoid using coarse sand or gravel to prevent their belly from getting bruised.And, lest I forget; the minimum size of the tank for housing zebra pleco is about 75 liters. Tank Size. Its entire body is covered in black and white/cream labyrinth-like patterns, which create a mesmerizing … The Plecostomus catfish, or Pleco for short, is a name used for the … If you wanted a really small pleco then this could well be the perfect choice as … Zebra Plecos (Hypancistrus Zebra) are one of the most stunning and sought-after fish in the aquarium hobby today.These dwarf Plecostomus are native to the Xingu River near Altamira region in Brazil and reaches a maximum size of about 3”. After that, I think I'm going to separate them into breeding pairs in their own tanks. The river bed has lots of stones and pebbles of various size with small grained sand between them. The Zebra Pleco is a dwarf species of suckermouth catfish that reaches a maximum size of only 3-1/2 inches. Many tropical fish keeping enthusiasts regard the hard to find Zebra Plecostomus as the “most beautiful” of all Loricarids. by TwoTankAmin » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:52 pm, Post Generic name Hypancistrus originates from two Greek words “hypo” and “ἄγκιστρον”, which mean ‘lower’ and ‘hook’. thanks, broke down yesterday and got a 30 breeder for the 11 of them. Provide mainly meaty foods such as bloodworm, discus food and even brine shrimp. Adult Common Plecos need a tank size of 75 to 80 gallons at the very minimum. Common Pleco. A strikingly patterned, small growing species of Hypancistrus from the warm, acidic water of the Orinoco and its tributaries, the L129 Colombian or False Zebra Pleco is an ideal pleco for the small to medium community aquarium.Although normally shy at first, they will become more comfortable spending time out in the open over time and especially when food is added to the tank. iv found 125ltr tank to be idel for breeding more a case of caves water flow airation good feeding temp changes and luck, oh ya twotank is right no substrate is best for best water conditions, 1) Breeding Zebra Plecos, My First Success, 5)"There's No End To The Things You Might Know". I was thinking of getting either 20 long or 23 long tanks for species only tanks. Size: 9 cm TL (3.5 inches) Preferred Water Chemistry: Comes from soft, neutral … However, you may want to have a backup plan for the snail in case the betta decides to be aggressive. They are dark brown or black with a fine light-colored striped pattern. I will put them all together in a 37-gallon tank until I can figure out which are males or females. Tank Size. The zebra pleco (Hypancistrus zebra) is a species of catfish endemic to Brazil where it occurs in the Big Bend area of the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon River, and was first described in the early 1990s. Like other Hypancistrus plecos, they eat more meaty foods than vegetation but will require some plant matter in their diet.This is one of the smaller Hypancistrus species. Smaller fish do not need large tanks as they can do well in small tanks, but large ones require space in which only big tanks can provide them. On this video I'll be showing you how to rear zebra plecos artificially . I have all 10 in a 65 long but I want to seperate them. I am about to get five baby zebras. Post Hypancistrus zebra (L046) is also known as Zebra Plecos. This is what led to the creation of split caves that one could take apart. by TwoTankAmin » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:59 pm, Post Pitbull Pleco. I havent found much in the way of minimum tanks size for either pleco. is a sought-after, beutifully-marked member of the Loricariidae family of South American suckermouth catfishes. “Zebra Plecos” TFH Magazine, September 1995 “New Information on the Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus Zebra” TFH Magazine, January 1996 Photo Credits: Top 3 pictures from Sue and Craigs New Zealand site at homepages.ihug.co.nz/~zebra Bottom 4 pictures are by the author. Male and female Zebra plecos are very similar, which can confuse people. Unfortunately, these unique placos are also an endangered species, due to the detrimental effects of man-made dams on their natural habitat in Brazil. Checking the water movement on a regular basis, performing anti-bacterial treatments, and changing 20% of the water after every few weeks are the essential to-dos for fish keepers. The fish obtained its generic name ‘zebra’ due to the similarity of its coloring to black and white one of African zebra. The minimum tank size for a single Starlight Bristlenose pleco is a 20-gallon tank, but 30 or 40-gallon Breeder tanks are preferred since they have the same bottom footprint. But I think the zebra plecos should be okay. A minimum tank size of 30 U.S gallons (113 litres) is required and a temperature of 78 - 86 °F (26 - 30 °C). Due to the great variety within the catfish category, it has become very difficult to categorize them by species. If you have questions about tank set-ups, tank furniture, (caves etc) chuck them in here! If you have questions about tank set-ups, tank furniture, (caves etc) chuck them in here! Larger is always better with the Common Pleco. You’ll need a larger tank if you are hosting multiple Zebra Plecos, or if the Zebra Plecos are the beginning of a community tank, or if you are adding them to an existing community. It gets its name from its black and white stripes, resembling the colouration of a zebra.This species grows to a length of 6.4 centimetres (2.5 in) SL. (Extra males, if any, would eventually go into my 100G with angelfish.). Or do you all think a single tank is best? Females tend to have more curved pectoral fins with fewer spines and are smaller in size with a more rounded body whereas the males are more streamline and have a larger and broader head, and their fins and gill covers are more pronounced. by TwoTankAmin » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:15 pm, Post But what is a good tank size for a breeding pair? I have spawned a lot of zebras and I have seen the trappings but not once have I actually witnessed the female laying eggs. This is a quite wide river with average temperature about 32°C. The Columbian Zebra will prefer a tank with many hiding places, driftwood, and subdued lighting. 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