Id This Pleco

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Id This Pleco

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This is one of three plecos i've gotten from a LFS, they were listed as chocolate zebra plecos. These are not from a breeder but a supplier, which has been known to switch up fish (like albino neon tetras instead of cardinal tetras or sending in h. strictus/bellotii instead of rummynose).
This one is brown to black in coloring when not stressed with cream colored markings.
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Image This picture has off coloring, was trying to get a clear head shot.

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Young Hypancistrus. Possibly L270 (the chocolate zebra) or Hypancistrus debilittera (the Columbian zebra).

For what it's worth, my debilittera are creamy yellow base color.

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Looks like a L199 to me.

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I'm going to have to pull and compare the other two now, this one I got for 16, the others for 17 (I was hoping they'd be l270 for later breeding - but with three i have a good chance for them breeding as long all three are the same species).

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How big is the one in the pictures?

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About two inches.

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Mcasella wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:01 pm
About two inches.
That is what I figured it was at judging by the picture. If you can get a picture from the side it may very well help.

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Looks very similar to my L199...

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Got better pictures of the ones I have.

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