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Zebra or BN?

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
 
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Zebra or BN?

In a tank with cories and cardinal tetras which one would you choose? Which one is the most wild caught?
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
 
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Cardinals and they are the most wild caught too
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:21 AM   #3
 
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Zebras are probably more often wild caught- and they go for like $300 a fish, and more! Bristlenose plecos are commonly captive bred, and are much more cost effective.

i dont have tetras, but i have cories, and my bristlenose seems to leave them alone :)

also, the tank should be 20 gallons+ to add a bristlenose pleco. the zebras stay smaller, but like i said, sooooo expensive!
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
 
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Oh crap! Sorry, I misunderstood the question
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
 
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300$?? That is 2 and a half years of allowance! Guess I'll get a BN or twig catfish them. Do peppered cories and false bandit cories have the same water param needs?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
 
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that, you'd have to check the fish profiles for xD
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #7
 
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I know, but just wondering if any people knew off hand. And you need a lot more info then the fish profiles.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
 
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that's true, they're just usually helpful :)
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:11 PM   #9
 
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LOL ya, helpful when your feeling lazy :D
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #10
 
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More info on what than the profiles have? About the only thing that is missing in the profiles is info on breeding. I wrote nearly all the freshwater profiles, and deliberately left that out except in a couple of cases. But there is very clear data on water parameters, tank setup, compatible fish (if this is an issue), etc.

You should check the profiles if you are contemplating any of these rarer and more difficult fish. Some of them have very specific needs.

On the Zebra Plecostomus, you better not see wild caught fish. This species is near extinction in its habitat, the Rio Xingu in Brazil, and collection has been prohibited for several years now. Fortunately it has proven fairly easy to spawn in aquaria, so the fish now offered will be tank raised. Still command a high price though. And this is referenced in the profile too.

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