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Black & White Colombia Zebra Pleco L129 SM/MD

Black & White Colombia Zebra Pleco L129 SM/MD

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The L129 Colombian Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus debilittera) is a bit more common than most L-species plecos, but still displays a unique and breathtaking pattern. Its black body and distinct white patterning makes it a top candidate for the planted or nano aquarium.

A generally peaceful and hardy species, the Colombian Zebra Pleco is an excellent, undemanding candidate for most aquariums.  Unlike the widely-seen Common Pleco (Hypostomus plecostomus) and Trinidad Pleco (Hypostomus punctatus), which easily reach a monstrous size of 18 to 20+ inches (45 to 51+ cm), the Colombian Zebra Pleco grows to a size of only 2.5 - 2.8 inches (6.4 - 7.1 cm).  This smaller size makes for a much more manageable (and less messy) pleco that can thrive permanently in a well-maintained aquarium as small as 20 gallons!  Male plecos may be somewhat territorial with other males of their species, but disputes can usually be diffused by providing ample territory and hiding places for each fish.  All other fish tankmates will be generally ignored, although it is likely that dwarf shrimp will fall prey to the Colombian Zebra Pleco.  However, ornamental snails will not be bothered and large Amano, Green Lace, Flower, and Vampire Shrimp are generally unthreatened by the Snowball Pleco.

The Colombian Zebra Pleco is primarily nocturnal, but will often become active during daytime hours once established in an aquarium with plenty of driftwood, rockwork, and other hiding places.  It is not known to eat wood heavily like some plecos (Panaque sp., etc.), but it may benefit from some supplementary wood (or bio-film on driftwood).  The Colombian Zebra Pleco will not bother most plants and it is not an effective algae-eater.  Feed the Colombian Zebra Pleco a diet heavy in both meaty and vegetable matter, including high-quality vegetable flakes, sinking algae wafers, and pellets.  It will also appreciate being fed some fresh vegetables such as shelled peas, spinach, zucchini and cucumber.  Meaty foods such as bloodworms are definitely necessary for this species, especially in comparison to some other “pleco” species. This species requires a well-maintained aquarium with moderate to high water flow in order to thrive. 

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CAROL GRECO
My pleco

I ordered this beautiful black and white Pleco. It came live and started eating that same day. Sometimes fish need a day after being shipped to adjust. This one find his home and it very content. I am going to enjoy watching it grow. Thank you

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Set of 3 beautiful and healthy.

I ordered these and another Pleco fish and they all arrived in great condition. All bright and in great shape. I will buy from again thank you.