Hypancistrus zebra

Mature males have a larger head and longer interopercular spines than females.

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Author: Birger A
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The Hypancistrus zebra lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

Hypancistrus zebra, but this description has barely scraped the surface of this incredibly diverse genus. Armbruster (2001) described H. inspector, which now turns out to be two different species (one in the Negro and one in the Orinoco). More

Hypancistrus zebra is not a fussy eater. It has a clear preference for meaty foods and will readily eat prepared foods (my wild caught fish were eating it within a week). More

It is usually recommended to keep Hypancistrus zebra in a well-oxygenated tank, with fast water flow, soft, slightly acidic water and subdued lighting. More

Hypancistrus zebra(8) Close-up of male - Click to enlarge - Close-up of male Hypancistrus zebra(9) - Click to enlarge - Hypancistrus zebra(10) Pair in spawning cave - Click to enlarge More

caught Hypancistrus zebras starting at $45.00 each. The experience of ordering fish on my computer and then shipping them through the United States Postal Service (or any other service) still makes me grin. More

Common names

Seeprapleko in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Zebra pleco in English
Zebra-Harnischwels in German (Deutsch)
Zebra-sugemalle in Danish (dansk)
Zebramalle in Norwegian (Norsk)

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Loricariidae
Genus : Hypancistrus
Species : Hypancistrus zebra
Authority : Isbr