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Pearl2011 09-08-2012 07:59 PM

Zebra or BN?
In a tank with cories and cardinal tetras which one would you choose? Which one is the most wild caught?

Blackfeet 09-09-2012 12:06 AM

Cardinals and they are the most wild caught too

djembekah 09-09-2012 12:21 AM

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!

Blackfeet 09-09-2012 02:01 PM

Oh crap! Sorry, I misunderstood the question

Pearl2011 09-09-2012 03:35 PM

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?

djembekah 09-10-2012 09:14 PM

that, you'd have to check the fish profiles for xD

Pearl2011 09-11-2012 06:59 PM

I know, but just wondering if any people knew off hand. And you need a lot more info then the fish profiles.

djembekah 09-11-2012 07:06 PM

that's true, they're just usually helpful :)

Pearl2011 09-11-2012 07:11 PM

LOL ya, helpful when your feeling lazy :D

Byron 09-11-2012 08:04 PM

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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