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Scientific NameHypancistrus sp. (L270)  , 1998
Common Name(s)LDA076, Chocolate Zebra Pleco
L270, L307, Tapajos Zebra Pleco
Pronunciationhype an siss truss
EtymologyA contraction of the Greek hypo (meaning less than) and ancistrus, an allusion to the reduced number of teeth (particularly in the lower jaw) found in this genus. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationReminiscent of Hypancistrus debilittera (L129), L199, L316 and L340 (likewise representatives of the genus Hypancistrus).
SexingMature males have thicker first pectoral ray, more pronounced odontodes on the first pectoral fin ray and odontodes on the rear of the body, and typically a wider head. Mature females are wider around the middle of the body, and much less noticeable body and fin odontodes.
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DistributionRio Curuá-Una, one of the smaller rivers between the Rio Tapajós and the Rio Xingú, which drains the southern Amazon.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Curuá Una (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature27.0-30.0°C or 80.6-86°F (Show others within this range)
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FeedingVarious frozen foods (Artemia, red and black mosquito larvae) as well as Spirulina tabs.
FurnitureRocky caves, pipes and tangled wood. Plants are not necessary.
CompatibilitySuitable with most fish, as long as they are not too large or territorial about bottom-space.
Suggested TankmatesSmall tetras and other similar small fish. Also Corydoras. Care has to be taken to ensure that they get enough food, as they can be a bit shy and slow to grab food when available.
BreedingSexually mature at around 60-80mm.
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ReferencesAqualog (supplement) matches DATZ.
Registered Keepers(1) Ak Viking, (2) Cory-Diddi, (3) bossakokva, (4) plecoready, (5) ivokilli, (6) Oliver D. (k: 5), (7) alga (k: 8), (8) CatBrat, (9) barksten (k: 2), (10) einstein-a-go-go, (11) FuglyDragon (k: 3), (12) saltcop, (13) henryrus, (14) Luka (k: 38), (15) plugger1969, (16) Lornek8, (17) myrheksa (p: 2, k: 10), (18) glenny, (19) zhallam, (20) Plecofanatic1989, (21) gemjunkie, (22) Yann (k: 3), (23) misscoolkitty, (24) longstocking (k: 2), who also notes: "Just picked them up... so we will see :)", (25) Pungen (k: 10), (26) NEONCORY (k: 5), (27) alexmuchtar, (28) briggadane (k: 2), (29) loloveto, (30) worldwide73, (31) Leucosticta (p: 3), (32) PGR (k: 7), (33) djtonyel (k: 4), who also notes: "09-02-2010 My 5th Breeding 28-04-2010 My 6th Breeding 19-04-2010 My 7th Breeding", (34) ranmasan, who also notes: "Purchased as "chocolate zebra pl*c". Moved to Stress Reliever @ 3" on 11/08/08", (35) Joeytoe, (36) djwalker124, who also notes: "Various frozen foods (Artemia, red and black mosquito larvae) as well as Spirulina tabs.", (37) Royeight, (38) Brynnhilde, (39) PlecoCrazy (k: 2), (40) kiwiplymouth (k: 3), (41) Deano089, (42) BrendanK, (43) andy75, (44) kaleidoskope, (45) matti2uude (k: 6), (46) foley, (47) agustingonzalez, (48) tinman_rlg (p: 2), (49) ofird, who also notes: "10 cm Chocolate Zebra Pleco, L270, L307, LDA76, Tapajos Zebra Pleco southern Amazon. ", (50) michele, (51) st24rsap, (52) nowhereman (k: 6), (53) EmilyA, (54) jamos, (55) Raz (p: 2), (56) claro, (57) gage, (58) X-Tank, (59) gerbertoyd, (60) jha61, (61) pleco_breeder (k: 2), (62) danielryan (k: 5), (63) andywoolloo, (64) duequattro, (65) fishermandan (k: 2), (66) sterlingtjones, (67) jac (k: 23), who also notes: "First spawn febuari 2010", (68) J Bluto (p: 2), (69) shere khan (k: 5), (70) ichtyophile (k: 2), (71) oli (k: 56), (72) andrewcoxon (k: 3), (73) nixmix, (74) tspaceace68, (75) Birger Amundsen, (76) ridout (k: 3), (77) NC24, (78) KiwiBigD, (79) Donald (k: 36), (80) janne dahle (k: 35), (81) Raina, (82) minifoot77, (83) steveh28 (p: 2, k: 9), (84) jason1979, (85) Neo (k: 3), (86) FFTRIP (p: 2), (87) ColumbianChocolate (k: 2), (88) freshfishing, (89) Max Chumachenko (k: 12), (90) Lars Jamne (k: 15), (91) marsbar, (92) Bastyns, (93) GOLFMANGA, (94) FynFisker (k: 5), (95) baspen, (96) flatfish (p: 2, k: 64), (97) clydeboy, (98) bruce3, (99) brizmale28, (100) chriscarnivorous, (101) eyal8a, (102) krazyGeoff (k: 36), (103) SonoAngel (k: 2), who also notes: "Too small and timid to distinguish their sex", (104) jeroenvankeulen (k: 3), (105) viplecoman (k: 42), who also notes: "They live and spawn in community with l046 and Royal farlowellas", (106) janohansen (p: 2, k: 21), (107) davebond, (108) victoriaz24, (109) ogm, (110) hullensien, (111) soccerwardox (p: 2), (112) Bantarioo (k: 5), (113) hovlandl, (114) andyC, (115) Zulan, (116) Wijnbelevenis, (117) Andrewjw (k: 2), (118) linuxrulesusa (k: 6), (119) camtang (k: 5), (120) Nobettername, (121) crazy4bettas (k: 4), (122) Bjørn, (123) Bacce, (124) TaraJ74 (k: 3), (125) ChristianS (k: 5), (126) JoelyE95, (127) Igor Hotasi Simamora (k: 2), (128) tyrone147, (129) Vierrollenfreak, (130) Asset, (131) evojoey, (132) zn30, (133) snagy (k: 18), (134) hovmoller, (135) TonyH, (136) jakkals, (137) Catfishlady, (138) VickyEll7, (139) crulle, (140) Fundulopanchax76, (141) stormwarrior.

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Breeding Reports(1) flatfish (b: 61), (2) viplecoman (b: 49), (3) Zulan (b: 42), (4) Lars Jamne (b: 39), (5) jamos (b: 38), (6) Andrewjw (b: 34), (7) djtonyel (b: 33), (8) Bantarioo (b: 28), (9) steveh28 (b: 14).
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Last Update2013 Nov 12 15:42 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)