Hypancistrus l-270
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Hypancistrus l-270

Common Names: Chocolate Zebra Pleco
Synonyms: Possibly l-307, though this is debatable.
Family: Loricariidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Rio Curua Una, Para State, Brazil
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Interspecific squabbling may be a problem. Peaceful otherwise
Diet: Carnivore; Prefers meaty foods, though vegetable matter should be incorporated into its diet.
Care: Fairly easy to care for, so long as basic requirements are met.
6 - 8
25°C - 30°C
77°F - 86°F
Potential Size: Male: 11.5cm (4.5")
Female: 11.5cm (4.5")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; Is active whenever food is administered, though they tend to be more skittish whilst feeding in daylight. Will readily forage about the tank when dark.
Gender: Odontodes are more evident in males.
Breeding: Hypancistrus are often considered to be on the "second tier" of loricariid breeding in terms of ease, the first consisting of sturistoma and ancistrus. Thus, breeding is not too difficult. Given appropriately sized caves, hearty feedings, pristine water quality, and medium-high water flow, spawns will likely occur.
Comments: Recently, imports of this species have been occuring with greater regularity.
Main Colours: Orange, Brown, Gold
Markings: Striped And Spotted
Mouth: Sucking Disc
Tail: Forked
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