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Zebra Pleco

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Scientific Name
Hypancistrus zebra
Distribution
South America: Rio Xingu, Pará, Brazil
Diet
Omnivorous. Small live aquatic invertebrates such as Tubifex and Daphnia, and chopped earthworms, plus frozen and flake foods; meaty foods preferred to vegetables.
Temperament
Prefers quiet companions, plenty of hiding places, subdued lighting, and a gentle water flow.
Breeding
After spawning, the male guards the eggs. Fry swim after seven days, absorbing the yolk sac in two weeks. Feed newly hatched brine shrimp, followed by vegetable flakes and tiny frozen foods. For breeding, keep at 86 F, pH 6.5, dH 4.
Min. Tank Size
10 gallons
Temperature
72 - 81 °F
pH
6.5 - 7.0
Max Size
3 inches

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