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Old 02-29-2012, 10:34 AM   #11
 
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He said he usually prices them when he does get them, for around $50-$60 very expensive. I think its worth it to have a fish as unquie as it my aquarium. I do need to get him a little half hallow log too call home =D
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Yes, make sure there are some chunks of wood with crevices and/or tunnels. This species likes to stay out of sight, and will be highly stressed if suitable places are not provided when first introduced to the tank. As it settles in, it will come out more.

I had one back in the late 1990's. He became very used to being fed and when the gong sounded [I always tap lightly on the tank frame when I feed, the fish recognize this, and it is one way to get all of them out so you can check things] within seconds he would scoot out of his "home" and wait, sometimes sort of jumping around in anticipation. Sinking foods, anything suitable for substrate catfish and loaches, will work. Frozen (or live) bloodworms as a treat.

This species is primarily carnivorous, but some vegetable based foods are essential as with all fish for health. The kelp/algae/spirulina based sinking foods contain fish too so they will eat them.

Getting a "pair" at the juvenile stage is next to impossible, but the method is mentioned in our profile. Click the name, Hypancistrus zebra. Most fish seen in stores will be commercially raised, as explained in the profile.

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:56 AM   #12
 
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He said he usually prices them when he does get them, for around $50-$60 very expensive. I think its worth it to have a fish as unquie as it my aquarium. I do need to get him a little half hallow log too call home =D
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I hate to be the barer of bad news, but at that price it is probably not a Hypancistrus Zebras. Hypancistrus Zebra usually go for anywhere from $100 for 1" juvies to $300-400 for proven adults. If it is Hypancistrus Zebra snatch it up for sure but at that price it is probably L270 or L129 both of which are sometimes refereed to as zebra plecos in the aquarium trade..
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #13
 
How would I tell if its the real thing?
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #14
 
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My LFS says they can order me one but it would be very expensive.. maybe if I had a bigger tank.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:53 PM   #15
 
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Google L46, compared to the ones posted, like L270 and L129..
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:22 PM   #16
 
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L46 - Hypancistus Zebra


L129 - "Columbian Zebra"


L270 - "Chocolate Zebra"


Hope that helps

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #17
 
Looks like the first one. It has the M or upside down E. On its face. Its hard to tell since he likes to hide in his cave =D
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:20 PM   #18
 
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Definitely grab it then. You can always tell a zebra because they are bright white and have straight stripes. You are getting a serious deal if you are only paying $60
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:41 PM   #19
 
I only paid $50!! He gets them from a local breeder and only gets one or two every few months. I will post a picture if I get a chance and then you guys can argue about how good a deal I did or didn't get. From what I could tell before he got into my tank Zebey, pronounce zee-bee, had the correct markings but that just means the stripes and lines match that of the zebra but because he was stressed a little his color was off but since he has been in his home his color seems to be getting better.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:02 PM   #20
 
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I'd like to see a picture, looks like you got a steal.
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