L129 Colombian Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus debilittera)


A strikingly patterned, small growing species of Hypancistrus from the warm, acidic waters of the Rio Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia, the L129 Colombian Zebra or False Zebra Pleco is an ideal species 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. Like most of their close relatives, the L129 is not a particularly good algae eater and prefers a more protein rich diet than some plecos. Peaceful toward nearly all tankmates, they can be territorial towards other plecos but will typically coexist without problems long as plenty of cover is provided in the aquarium.


L129 Colombian Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus debilittera)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Orinoco Basin
Diet: Omnivore. Should be offered a varied diet high in protein
Adult Size: 3″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful towards almost all tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm


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