What to look for in a Zebra Pleco?

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What to look for in a Zebra Pleco?

Post by Zoeshiloh » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Ok, I am off to see some Zebs on Sunday from a reputable and responsible source. What I need to know from you experienced lot is what to look for!? What does the 'ideal' Zeb look like? Is there particular patterning, thickness of stripes etc which is more admired or anything along those lines? Any help appreciated!

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Post by Stevie.K » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:09 pm

Have a look @ the health info in the drop down section of home, this will tell you all you need to know.
All Zebs have different patterning, just go for what you like, just make sure they are black & white. :lol:

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Post by Alistair » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:56 am

Try and find the age of the fish, avoid any that are less than 6 months old. Look for a nice full body and well shaped fins. Check that the fish have a good long snout, not short and stubby (bull or stubnose). Most of all avoid any fish with red patches on the fins (poor water quality) and sunken eyes (not feeding).

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Post by Zoeshiloh » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:24 am

Thanks guys! I have read the 'health article' several times now so hopefully I have memorized all the information! They are coming from someone recommended to me on here, and I am told they are very well cared for etc, so hopefully it will be a matter of picking out the 'prettiest'. Well, I am female!!

Alistair - out of interest what is the plec in your avatar? Very stunning!

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Post by Alistair » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:50 pm

it is an L250 from Rio Iriri. Only eight were exported before the area that they came from was turned into a reserve.

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Post by GrubbyGirl » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:04 pm

Alistair wrote:it is an L250 from Rio Iriri. Only eight were exported before the area that they came from was turned into a reserve.
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Post by TwoTankAmin » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:53 pm

There are some L-250s for sale on AquaBid at a starting price of $4,500.
This auction is for 1 L250 ( L-250 )Hypancistrus sp. size around 1.20 to 1.40" ( 3.00 - 3.50cm ). Additional 5 fish are available at the auction price.
Yes, they are from Turkey and Imer :wink:

What is more interesting is that PlanetCatfish states in its L number sheet that only 8 were exported and then there are 7 keepers listed for them. If the above seller got 2- ie one of each sex and 7 others have one each :?: :?: :?:
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Post by GrubbyGirl » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:06 am

TwoTankAmin wrote:There are some L-250s for sale on AquaBid at a starting price of $4,500.
This auction is for 1 L250 ( L-250 )Hypancistrus sp. size around 1.20 to 1.40" ( 3.00 - 3.50cm ). Additional 5 fish are available at the auction price.
Yes, they are from Turkey and Imer :wink:

What is more interesting is that PlanetCatfish states in its L number sheet that only 8 were exported and then there are 7 keepers listed for them. If the above seller got 2- ie one of each sex and 7 others have one each :?: :?: :?:
When someone asked Imer to send pics of the fry she sent pics of Zebra fry. I think the thread is either on PP or PF

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Post by John » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:01 am

TwoTankAmin wrote:There are some L-250s for sale on AquaBid at a starting price of $4,500.
This auction is for 1 L250 ( L-250 )Hypancistrus sp. size around 1.20 to 1.40" ( 3.00 - 3.50cm ). Additional 5 fish are available at the auction price.
Yes, they are from Turkey and Imer :wink:
Just keep dreaming about the one and only picture off this L-number and make shure to stay away from auctions like this :wink:
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[img]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x276/hypancistrus-zebra/half.gif[/img]

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Post by Jo's Zebs » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:28 pm

John wrote:
Just keep dreaming about the one and only picture off this L-number and make shure to stay away from auctions like this :wink:
The best advise I have seen all day :)
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Post by GrubbyGirl » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:04 pm

It's not good to live life without dreams anyway!!!

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